John Kerr, Coach

John hails from Edinburgh, Scotland, and is a 7-time British Ice Dance Champion, 2- time Olympian (2006 & 2010), and 2-time European Bronze Medalist. Additionally, during his competitive career he medaled 5 times on the ISU Grand Prix circuit and won International Challenger events in Finland and Germany. In 2010 John finished the season ranked No.2 in the World with his skating partner, and sister, Sinead Kerr.

After retiring from competitive skating in 2011 John went on to become a cast member of ‘Stars on Ice’ for 3 seasons touring in the United States, Japan, and Canada. As well as performing with ‘Stars on Ice’ he appeared in skating productions all over the World including Germany, South Korea, Italy, Switzerland, and Brazil. John was also a principal cast member of ‘Ice Theatre of New York’ from 2011-2013, and an inaugural member of ‘Ice Dance International’ in 2014.

In 2012, his first year of coaching, John took the National Ice Dance Champions of Israel, Ukraine, and Japan all the way to the World Figure Skating Championships. As a choreographer he has created routines for some of the best pairs teams in the World including 2015 and 2016 World Champions Eric Radford & Megan Duhamel, 2017 World Silver Medalists, Aljona Savchenko & Bruno Massot, and 2017 European Bronze Medalists Vanessa James & Morgan Cipres. In 2014 John was the assistant choreographer for ‘Stars on Ice’ and in 2015 he was the choreographer for ‘Scott Hamilton & Friends’ in Knoxville, Tennessee.

John specializes in Ice Dance, skating skills, and choreography. He has a vast knowledge of IJS rules and is the main Coach of multiple singles skaters.

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Pines Ice Arena Skate School Instructors & Coaches: Pines Figure Skating Club and the Pines Ice Arena are proud to be recognized by the Professional Skaters Association as a National Rink of Excellence (Excellence on Ice) for being a progressive training facility dedicated to excellence in coaching both on and off the ice. All of our Coaches are members of U.S Figure Skating and Professional Skaters Association. Because our athlete’s mental and physical safety is paramount to us, each Coach has passed a comprehensive background check through the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI). They are also SafeSport certified through the U.S Olympic Committee (USOC).



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