Figure skating department – Head Coach Position

Akureyri Skating Club, located in Akureyri Iceland, is seeking a Head Coach for the 2022/2023 season and beyond. This is a remunerated position that includes both on ice and off ice duties, commencing
August 1st 2022. Akureyri Skating Club is committed to provide high-quality skating programs in a
fun environment for all their skaters.

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The candidate requires the following qualifications:

• Previous Coaching experience from the grassroots through elite level athletes

• Ability and desire to coach all levels

• The applicant must be enthusiastic, reliable and energetic with good organizational skills

• Experience teaching all jumps through triple lutz, high-level spins and steps

• Experience coaching within the international judging system

• Strong communication skills and the ability to work with skaters, parents, other coaches and board members

• The applicant must be committed to maintain and develop the current skating programs

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide leadership and coordination for the club’s programs and coaching staff

• Provide group and private lessons

• Oversee the daily/weekly/monthly/yearly scheduling in cooperation with the Board of Directors

• Provide leadership and coordination for special events such as Christmas and Spring shows, local  skating performances, Summer Camp and Coaches Seminars

• Ensuring quality ice and off-ice training

• Overseeing other skating coaches of the Club and any off-ice staff brought in

• Prepare music and programs for competitive skaters

• Provide proper preparation of skaters for national tests

Prepare and/or revise the skating program annually or as needed in co-operation with the Board


The coach needs to be willing to work with the Icelandic National Team and represent Iceland at international competitions.