Combining studies and figure skating

Those pursuing a vocational qualification in fitness instruction may apply for the programme in figure-skating coaching.

The criterion for inclusion in the programme is registration for junior- or senior-level competitions on the national level. Training takes place from Monday to Thursday between 8am and 9:30am and at 4:30–6:00pm, with one training session held on Fridays at 12:30pm to 2pm. Off-ice coaching is offered too.

In the 2015–2016 season, junior Olympic team coach Nuriya Pirogova, Berit Kaijomaa, Ruslan Novoseltsev, and Riina Valto from Vierumäki are responsible for the coaching.

Students for the fitness instructor’s course are selected via the process of joint application for vocational training. For more details on this course, please contact Riina Valto, the teacher responsible for the course for fitness instructors of figure skaters.