fbpx

Where it all began…

From a little 3yr old girl standing under the table to a multiple-national champion and international silver medallist, nothing was going to stop Jennifer from achieving her dreams.

During a 15 year competitive career, Jennifer represented Britain at National and International Championship level.

Jennifer saw Torvill and Dean in the World Professionals Championships in 1985 on television. This ignited the desire to learn to skate. She sat under the kitchen table saying “Mummy I want to do that.”

The sporting decision lay between gymnastics or ice skating and it’s safe to say the latter won and the rest is history. 

After being made homeless at 18, becoming a teenage mum at 19 and a single mum at 21 after 3 years of domestic violence, Jennifer rebuilt her mindset to become a undefeated British National, Welsh, Scottish and British Adult (over 21) Champion at the tender age of 22 and 23 years old.

This was the start of a powerful mindset journey and the creation of The PEPP Method as it is now known.

Coaching and tuition…

Jennifer’s main coach was Joan Slater MBE, based at Altrincham Ice Rink. Training mainly at Altrincham and Deeside, Jennifer also trained at a variety of other ice rinks. These included Sheffield, Blackpool and Blackburn. With tight skating schedules due to the available ice time and gym training time being necessary, timetables were planned carefully between school runs for her then 2 year old son, Tobey. Coaches from all varieties of background contributed to Jennifer’s skill set and style.

Joan, a Professional World Champion and British Ice Dance Champion, skated with her late husband John. Joan coached Jennifer from the tender age of 5 yrs old and she taught her the strong foundations of basic skating and technique. Alongside Joan and several other coaches, Jennifer had perfect guidance to the path of success with elegance, class, and in style!

Other coaches who contributed towards her successful competitive career were Mark Poole, Mike Fish, Keith Hudson (Dancing-On-Ice Coach), Karen Barber (Dancing-On-Ice Coach & Judge) and Jimmy Young.

National and International Championships titles:

  • British Ice Dance Champion 2005
  • Senior over 21’s Ice Dance Champion 2005
  • Welsh Senior Ice Dance Champion 2004 -2005
  • Scottish Senior Ice Dance Champion 2005
  • Scottish Senior over 21’s Ice Dance Champion 2005
  • British Adult Champion 2004-2004
  • International Synchronised Skating, Silver medalist.
Jennifer Barnfield
Quickstep Compulsory Dance

Style and Elegance

Jennifer was always the ‘one to watch’ when competing. Her competitive dresses, made by mum – Sheila, are renowned for their beautiful and elegant style. As styles changed over the years, the decoration moved from hundreds of sequins to thousands of Swarovski crystals. These are now the must-have decoration and Jennifer stood out of the crowd beautifully.

To find out more about Jennifer and her professional career and publicity click here.

In 2006, Jennifer retired as an undefeated Champion, after which she went onto complete her coaching career qualifications.

Having been mentored by Joan Slater MBE, she qualified as a professional figure skating coach shortly after retiring from skatings competitive side.

Jennifer loves nothing more than to share her passion of skating and positive mindset beliefs. This made coaching the perfect coaching channel.

Jennifer has gained coaching experience and success at Altrincham, Deeside, BlackpoolLeeds, York, Manchester Spinningfields, Manchester Piccadilly, as both a coach and assistant coach.

Jennifer has also taught off-ice skating at Let’s Roll in Hazel Grove, Stockport.

Leeds Ice Cube = 2016
Aeliana - Leeds 2018 - Jennifer Barnfield