Profile: Fern

Name: Fern Cates

From: Bridgenorth, Shropshire, now living in Central London.

Occupation: rollerski instructor, sports PR.

Qualifications: Snowsport England rollerski instructor.

Experience: Fern learnt to rollerski as a teenager, after seeing the Vancouver Olympics. She came to one of our courses at Dorney Lake and took it from there.

  • Joined the British Nordic Development Squad;
  • Spent 4yrs living in Sweden from 18; skiing and studying;
  • Qualified for the British National Senior Team;
  • Competed at World Jnr champs in Kazakhstan 2015, World u23 champs in Utah USA 2017 & World Champs in Lahti Finland 2017;
  • Competed in various Scandinavian and continental cups;
  • Competed in various rollerski races in Scandinavia and UK including the Alliansloppet SWE & Winning British Rollerski races and overall series titles;
  • Favourite thing as a coach is to encourage skiers out of their comfort zones and see them achieving something new, whether it’s rollerskiing for the first time or competitive training.

Contact: Email fern@rollerski.co.uk

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Profile of Fern in the Daily Skier

 

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Fern on Countryfile at Dorney, with Matt Baker -