I have been skating for 17 years. I have gold medals in Senior Moves in the Field, Senior Free Style, and Senior Free Dance, and a silver medal in Pattern Dance. I am a certified Professional Skaters Association (PSA) coach. I have been coaching figure skating for 3 years.
Taylor Burdekin has had many unique and impactful experiences over the course of her 23 years as an ice skater. Taylor began her skating career at Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena where she grew up skating as a member of Lincoln Center Skate Club. During that time Taylor enjoyed competing at the regional level, skating in LCSC’s annual Ice Show, and earned her Gold Medal in Moves in the Field. Taylor began short track speed skating in 2011 and shortly after moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where she trained as a full-time athlete at the Olympic Training Center. Taylor went on to become the 2013 Intermediate Ladies National Champion and skated on several international teams. Although she was a successful speed skater, figure skating was always Taylor’s first love and so she began coaching figure skating in 2013 at the Utah Olympic Oval with the Oval Figure Skating Club. While in Salt Lake, she had the opportunity to work alongside and be mentored by many different elite level coaches. Taylor ended her short track skating career after competing in the 2018 Olympic Trials and has returned home to Columbus to help develop the next generation of skaters at Hamilton Center.
Taylor believes in not only developing her skaters as well-rounded athletes, but also as well-rounded individuals. She hopes to pass along her passion for skating and experiences as an elite athlete to inspire her skaters to fall in love with skating at whatever level they wish to achieve. Her dedication to continuing education and attention to detail have allowed her to keep up with the latest figure skating techniques and advancements. Taylor is so excited to be back with LCSC and helping carry on the club’s legacy!