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About Louise Walden

  • Birthday: 19th August
  • Hometown: Preston
  • Height: 160 cm
  • Profession: Professional Ice Skater
  • Hobbies: Reading, dancing, travelling, spending time with friends and family, music
  • Started Skating: 1994
  • Former Coach: Galit Chait, Muriel Zazoui, Romain Haugenauer, Olivier Schoenfelder and Joan Slater
  • Former Partners: Jamie Whyte, Edward Throp, James-Anthony Peatfield

Skating Achievements

  • Professional Ice Skater 2013 onwards…
  • Walden & Edwards National and International competition 2006 to present.
  • Senior partnership formed in UK with Owen Edwards – 2006
  • Training for the elite National and International competitions.
  • Training abroad and Senior International Ice Dance tryouts – 2005
  • 1st Welsh Championship event – 2004
  • Selected for the British National Development Squad – 2004
  • 1st Sheffield Junior International Ice Dance Competition – 2004
  • 1st Scottish Junior Ice Dance Championships – 2004
  • 1st Welsh Junior Ice Dance Championships – 2004
  • 1st British Junior Ice Dance Championships – 2004
  • NCCP Level 2 coach, (passed with Distinction) – 2003
  • Gold Bar 1 Ice Dance awarded – (first female to pass on the revised NISA test system) – 2003.
  • 6th British Senior Ice Dance Championships – 2003
  • 2nd Scottish Senior Ice Dance Championships – 2003
  • Gold Ice Dance Awarded – 2002
  • NCCP Level 1 coach, (passed with Distinction) – 2002
  • 1st British Masters Ice Dance Championships – 2002
  • Awarded coaching scholarship from the National Ice Skating Association due to excellence – 2001
  • Selected for the British Junior International Squad – 2000
  • Awarded Sports Scholarship by Preston College due to excellence in sport – 1999
  • 3rd British Primary Ice Dance Championships – 1999
  • 2nd British Primary National Series – 1999

Education

  • The Open University – HE Certificate in Open Education & HE Certificate in French
  • TEFL – English as a foreign language teacher
  • CYQ Advanced Personal Trainer
  • CYQ Nutrition and Weight Management Consultant
  • CYQ Health Related Fitness for Children
  • CYQ Fitness Instruction
  • NCCP Level 2 Ice Skating Coach
  • NCCP Level 1 Assistant Ice Skating Coach
  • 4 A-levels
  • 10 GCSEs

Did you know, Louise has achieved…

  • North West Sports Personality of the Year 2011
  • Selection by The Duchy of Lancaster to attend The Queens Jubilee Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, for outstanding achievements in Sport – 2002
  • Awarded Sports Scholarship – for excellence in sport – 1999
  • NISA UK Ice Coaching Licence & Membership of NISA & BITA
  • Education in the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) for classical ballet