Phillip Harris Strives for Success


Posted: 3rd April 2011

In 2009 Phillip Harris made the decision to move from Blackpool to Coventry where he could train at the International School of Skating. By doing so gave him the opportunity to push himself, and utilise the experience that coach and Director of ISS, Yuri Bureiko can provide with his background at higher levels.

"I started to feel improvements in all elements of my skating almost immediately, but the one area that changed the most was early on and my presentation over the ice. My jumping technique has been greatly improved, which has helped consistency, and i feel much more confident now than i did when i was in Blackpool.

Being part of the ISS team has given me a lot of opportunities to go to various training camps across Europe, and train with other top coaches, such as Shanetta Folle, which has been a massive advantage and help to me. I have also got access to the local gym to do all my fitness and off-ice training.

In the summer of 2009 I suffered a hairline fracture in my ankle, which took me off the ice for a couple of months, which seriously disrupting my preparations for Nationals that year. Training was hard, but having the support of Yuri and Marina helped me get back to fitness and focus of my training, this led to achieving Bronze at this years National Championships."

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