FARIBAULT, MINN. - Nearing its 20-year anniversary, the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Figure Skating Center of Excellence (COE) continues to be one of the premier programs for the dedicated figure skater and student. To continue that standard, SSM has hired renowned skater and coach Peter Biver as co-head coach of the program.
The six-time U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist will join the program at the beginning of the 2023-24 school year, joining current coach Kyle Shropshire to help lead the program into the next decade of success.
“After coaching numerous Shattuck-St. Mary’s figure skating camps over the past decade, it’s an honor to join the faculty as co-head coach of the Figure Skating Center of Excellence,” stated Biver. “I look forward to connecting with and getting to know each student and family to set new goals for the upcoming competitive season.”
In addition to his time already spent coaching at SSM in the summer, Biver has a long history of coaching at rinks and clubs across the country. His coaching began at the Lake Placid Olympic Center in 2002 where he worked with U.S. Figure Skating pairs, and from there he went on to work with skaters of all levels in Wisconsin, Nevada, Texas, and even Europe. He is also a specialist in the portable skating harness.
"We are thrilled to have Peter join our SSM community!” exclaimed Athletic Director, Michele Cornish. “Peter is an extremely talented figure skating coach who knows our program and school very well from the years that he's worked our summer figure skating camps. Peter is a great motivator and brings with him decades of experience. We are lucky that he has chosen to call SSM his new home."
And Biver is excited to get to work on continuing the excellence that the Figure Skating COE has established.
“I’m a firm believer that academics and athletics are the foundation of building character and integrity for life,” he said. “I will be dedicated to facilitating world-class training opportunities year-round for our student-athletes and to continuing the Shattuck-St. Mary’s tradition of excellence. Onward and upward. Sabres!”
To learn more about Shattuck-St. Mary’s Figure Skating Center of Excellence, please visit SSM Figure Skating. Skaters interested in joining the program can express their interest by filling out an inquiry form here.
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