We currently have 5 wonderful trainee coaches working with us with the goal of one day becoming accredited:

Vanessa Preston


Vanessa has been skating synchro since she was 11 years old. She is currently skating in the mixed age synchronized ice skating team Black Ice. Vanessa has been coaching skate school since 2014 and is currently an apprentice level 1 coach.

Neske Groenewegen

Neske has been skating both synchro and solo for eight years. She is currently skating in the mixed age synchronized ice skating team Black Ice, and skating solo in Intermediate Novice ladies. She is also currently a skate school coach at Paradice Botany.

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Taylyn Vallet

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Taylyn has been skating for 7 years and this will be her 5th year doing synchro. She is currently skating in synchro mixed age and solo in basic novice. She has also been coaching skate school for 4 years.

Georgia Hessell

Georgia first started skating 11 years ago and has been a competitive skater for 8 years. She has competed in solo and for the last 3 years has skated synchro with Black Ice. Georgia coaches skate school twice a week at the Avondale rink. Her greatest achievements in skating to date have been placing 2nd at the New Zealand Nationals in 2015 and representing New Zealand with Black Ice at the Australian Nationals in 2018


Victoria Heald


Victoria has been skating for 8 years and is a part of the mixed age synchronized skating team Black Ice. She has done solo skating for the last 7 years up to the grade basic novice. Her greatest achievement is competing overseas at Australian Nationals with Black Ice in 2018