Learn To Figure Skate With Professional
Ice Skating Instructor Claire LaDue
St. Clair Shores Figure Skating Club of Michigan
MY LIFE SO FAR...........My
name is Claire LaDue and you can find me coaching figure skating at
the St Clair Shores Figure Skating Club in Michigan, USA. I have
been coaching students age 3 and up in the Detroit Area for over 14
Born in England
in 1975 I grew up just outside of Birmingham. That is where I
learned to skate as a young girl at The Silver Blades Ice Rink's
Polar Bear Club and later at the Solihull Ice Skating Club. I
competed all over Great Britain growing up, and made it to the
British National Championships as a Junior women before joining and traveling with Walt
Disney world on Ice for 5 years.
After meeting my
husband Brian and deciding to settle down and get “off the road” we
arrived in Michigan for a summer. We
both enjoyed all of the four seasons Michigan had to offer, so we
decided to stay.
coaching learn to skate lessons in Lincoln Park MI, and I
soon had several private students. I worked my way up at this small
club and became the Skating Director a couple of years later. I moved
on from there after a few years and became the Skating Director at
another Arena in the Detroit Area.
numerous PSA (Professional Skaters Association) seminars and workshops
trying hard to better myself as a coach. I have purchased and
studied video’s, read books, and have gone as far as Arizona to
attend pace seminars. I have earned my Certified Oral Ratings in Moves in the
Field and Freestyle. I am currently working towards my Senior Ratings.
Over the past 16
years I have successfully taken my students through Senior Moves and
Junior Freestyle tests. I have made the PSA Coaches Honor Roll in 2005
& 07 for team coaching gold medalists at the Eastern Great Lakes
Regional Championships as well as taking these skaters to the Junior National
Championships at the Juvenile and Intermediate level. I am proud to
have Master rated coaches approach me over the years to work with their students.
After having my first child Sophia in 2004, my second child Jack
in 2007 and my third child Charlie in 2010, I found myself searching for an environment that offered
both on and off ice training to my clients. Also, trying to find a
better balance between my new larger family and work I moved to the St. Clair Shores Figure Skating Club
in 2007. I believe
SCSFSC offers athletes, a complete training regime. The SCSFSC has a long
tradition of producing quality skaters and I am looking forward to
adding my students to this list.
With my Skating Director background and ice show experience with
Walt Disney on ice, I have been the Ice Show director at SCSFSC for
past 5 years now. It is a perfect fit for me!
They are always a huge
success thanks to all of the talented skaters we have to work with.
I wish continued
success to the Athletes that have cross my path over the years. Passing along my
knowledge and my passion for skating to these athletes is truly
Check out all the
photo's of my students, past and