Category Archives: Coaches

Jon Behari

Aberdeen Linx Ice Arena Coach

“Jon Behari is a NISA Level 2 Coach & Choreographer, British Ice Teachers Association member and Learn to Skate Co-ordinator – Specialising in Elements / Free, Field Moves, Pairs, Recreational Skating and Hockey Skills & Drills.

With over 22 years’ professional experience within the skating industry, including working with former Olympic Pairs champion Natalia Mishkutenok, ice sports promoter, professional show producer / director and a former NISA judge.

He skated as a soloist and pairs skater for many years and was the first skater to pass the Inter-Gold interpretative test, with a period of training here at the Linx Ice Arena in the early-to-mid 90’s.Working with skaters of all ages and abilities, he encourages both recreational and competitive pathways in addition to hockey skills and drills training.

Andrea Law

Aberdeen Linx Ice Arena Coach


  • Welsh Junior & Senior Champion
  • British Junior & Senior Championship Medalist
  • International Competitor & Medallist
  • European Championship Competitor
  • World & Olympic Championship Team Member
  • 20 Years Professional Show Experience
  • 22 Years Coaching Experience
  • Show Script Writer, Choreographer & Co Producer
  • Qualified Mentor


Gillian Thomson

Aberdeen Linx Ice Arena Coach


  • Professional Diploma’s in :-
  • Sports Nutrition, Psychology & Injuries
  • Qualified Mentor & Assessor
  • Gold Bar 2 FD & OD
  • Level 10b PD
  • Level 10b Dance Moves/Field Moves Equivalent
  • European Professional Show Experience
  • Olympic Champion in 2014
  • Coach to Junior British Solo Ice Dance Champion Medalist 2010


Sara Paterson

Aberdeen Linx Ice Arena Coach

  • Level 3 Performance Coach
  • Qualified Mentor And Assessor
  • Level 10 Element,Free & Field Moves & Junior Competitive Tests
  • Coach to Aberdeen Synchronized Skating Club & British Synchronized Skating Champions Zariba.
  • Zaria are 3 times British champions and 2 time world championship competitors.
  • Winner Of Northsound 1 Sports Inspiration Award
  • Aberdeens Sports Council Coach Of The Year
  • Sports Scotland Young Persons Coach Of The Year


Ann Cronin-Hall


Aberdeen Linx Arena Coach


  • Nisa Level 4 NCCP Coach
  • Former British Senior Ice Dance Champion
  • European & World Championship Competitor
  • 21 Years Coaching Experience in Dance & Free
  • Mentor To Former Pupils
  • Coached Former Junior Champions,International,World And Youth Olympic Competitors