Debi Briggs


Debi has achieved NISA level 5 coach in free skating and has spent over 30 years gaining experience and working towards excellence with her skaters. She is renowned for her expertise in developing children from SkateUK beginner level to international level skaters.

Debi began skating in Durham aged 5 with Mildred Atherley, pupil of Arnold Gerschwiler. She began coaching at Whitley Bay and then Sunderland Ice Rink, where she trained many British Champion skaters to European and World championships. Debi was a coach at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France.

In 2000 Debi moved to Dundee and now coaches alongside her husband Simon. Together they have had more success in coaching Britain’s best skaters. They also play a large part in coach education, producing many seminars, coaching conferences, skating camps and ice shows throughout the UK.

In 2011-2012 British coaches voted Debi, BITA coach of the year.


Debi’s Championship record


1991 European Championships Sofia, Bulgaria
1991 World Championships Munich, Germany
1992 Junior World Championships Hull, Canada
1992 European Championships Lausanne, Switzerland
1992 World Championships Oakland, USA
1992 Olympic Games Albertville, France
1993 Junior World Championships Seoul, Korea
1994 Junior World Championships Colorado Springs, USA
1994 Europeans Championships Copenhagen, Denmark
1994 World Championships Prague, CZE


Simon and Debi's championships record : BritishInternational



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