Skate UK Badges
The National Ice Skating Association (NISA) is the governing body for ice skating in the UK. The only training course that is nationally and internationally recognised is the NISA Skate UK scheme. As a beginner, you will start at Badge 1 and work up to Badge 8 under the guidance and tuition of a NISA qualified coach. Badges are awarded when you can demonstrate each of the five elements of each level to your coach’s satisfaction. Completion of all badges will allow you to move on to the next stage, the Star levels.
The Skate UK course is a programme of basic skills; these are the fundamentals of the sport. Once a skater has completed this programme then they have the basic knowledge of the sport. This programme is tested under a progressive and continuous testing structure.