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Kent Valley Ice Centre and Kent Valley Figure Skating Academy are excited to announce Paul Askham as our new Coaching Director.

Paul Askham originated from Great Britain, prior to becoming an international level coach. He was a member of the British figure skating team, during which he competed in the 1988 Olympic games, five world championships, five European Championships, and earned medals in many International events. Paul was also a five time British Senior ice dance champion and the World Professional champion. He later went on to tour Europe as a principle skater with Holiday on Ice. He has also produced and directed ice shows, performed in television shows and specials, and has been featured in advertisements for Hitachi, Kellogg', and many other products.  Paul was also featured in magazines all around the world.


Paul's contributions are not limited to on the ice, he has helped raise money for charities such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, and the World Wildlife Foundation, along with many other organizations. Paul has been coaching now for over twenty-five years. He has helped, advised, and coached skaters of all levels from beginners to international competitors. During the USA Senior ladies freestyle championships, he coached the 2017 Senior solo ice dance champion and numerous medalists in various competitions and championships from basic skills to senior level. He conducts seminars and workshops and has worked along-side some of the biggest names in figure skating. He was a member of the British Olympic Coaching squad and the director of the Ice Theater of Seattle. Paul coaches skaters of all levels and specializes in freestyle, ice dance, power, and edge development.


Paul takes charge of the Kent Valley Ice Centre professional staff, skating school, Learn to Skate program, the new Kent Valley Figure Skating Academy, and will work closely with the executive board of the Kent Valley Figure Skating Club to establish a first-class and comprehensive figure skating program at the Ice Centre. Professionals interested in joining the Kent Valley Figure Skating Academy or Kent Valley Ice Centre professional staff may apply by contacting Paul at


Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent Valley Figure Skating Club, and Kent Valley Figure Skating Academy are delighted to officially welcome Paul and we are excited about the new programs and opportunities to come. For more information, contact

Practice Your Moves

You've picked your music, memorized the moves, and committed the jumps to heart, now all you need to do is practice.  Along with our public sessions, Kent Valley Ice Centre in Kent, Washington, offers freestyle sessions for aspiring figure skaters to develop and perfect key skills.  Each 30-minute figure skating session costs $8.80, but you can pay a reduced rate by purchasing a session card.

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Session Cards

• For $6.23 per session, Buy a   50-Pack for $311.50
• For $7.06 per session, Buy a   20-Pack for $141.20

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Private Lessons

Private lessons can be taught during Public Sessions & Freestyle Sessions.  These lessons are between the customer and the teaching Instructor.  Each Instructor has their own fee schedule and gets paid directly by the customer.  They set their own schedule and any cancellations or schedule changes need to be communicated to the Instructor directly.

Admission to Public Sessions, Freestyle Sessions and Skate Rental are extra and paid directly to rink.

For information about Private Figure Skating Lessons, click here.

Freestyle Schedule

Freestyle session schedule is subject to change.  Please check back frequently for updated calendars.

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