Simon Briggs

Simon comes from a family of skaters, his mother, Christine, was an international skating coach, his older brother, Carl, was a well known show skater and his twin brother, Jason, a former Olympian who coaches ice skating in New York. So naturally Simon began skating at a very early age! He skated in all disciplines, singles, pairs and ice dance. He was a successful member of the British Team, competing at senior international events and medalling at many British Championships in both singles and pair skating. He is a NISA gold medalist in figures and free skating and pair skating and a silver medalist in ice dance.

Simon began his coaching career in Sunderland and moved up to Dundee in 2000, where he coaches alongside his wife, Debi. Simon has achieved a NISA level 5 coach in free skating and NISA level 4 coach in pair skating. He has coached British Champion skaters to Junior and Senior Grand Prix series and European and World Championships.

Simon has been elected as Coaching Director of our governing body NISA for a number of years and is responsible for implementing the current coach education in the UK.

Simon is an ISU Technical Specialist in single and pair skating, he has officiated at the Junior and Senior Grand Prix Series, Grand Prix Final, European Championships, Four Continents and World Championships. Simon was the Technical Specialist for pair skating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.

In 2012-2013 British coaches voted Simon, BITA coach of the year.

Simon offers a complete package for skaters of all levels, from SkateUK to those achieving the best results in championship skating, while always remaining fun.

Simons Championship Record

1985 1st British Primary Pairs Championship (SKATER)
1989 1st British Junior Men’s Championship (SKATER)
1991 3rd British Senior Men’s Championship (SKATER)
2006 Four Continents - Colorado Springs, USA (TS)
2006 ISU Grand Prix Final - St. Petersburgh, Russia (TS)
2006 Junior World Championships - Ljublijana, Slovenia (TS)
2006 World Championships - Calgary, Canada (TS)
2007 Junior World Championships – Oberstdorf, Germany (TS)
2007 Youth Olympic Games – Sydney, Australia (COACH)
2008 European Championships – Zagreb, Croatia (TS)
2009 European Championships – Helsinki, Finland (COACH)
2009 ISU Grand Prix Final – Tokyo, Japan (TS)
2009 Junior World Championships – Sofia, Bulgaria (COACH)
2009 World Championships – Los Angeles, USA (TS)
2010 European Championships – Tallin, Estonia (COACH)
2010 ISU Grand Prix Final – Beijing, China (TS)
2010 World Championships – Torino, Italy (COACH)
2010 Olympic Games – Vancouver, Canada (TS)
2011 Four Continents – Colorado Springs, USA (TS)
2011 ISU Grand Prix Final – Quebec City, Canada (TS)
2012 Four Continents – Colorado Springs, USA (TS)
2012 European Championships – Sheffield, UK (COACH)
2012 ISU Grand Prix Final – Sochi, Russia (TS)
2012 World Championships – Nice, France (COACH)
2013 European Championships – Zagreb, Croatia (COACH)

Simon and Debi's championships record : BritishInternational



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