Rosie’s skating journey began at the age of six when her mother took some adult classes. She would always ask, “What did you learn today Mummy? Can I come too?”. Eventually her mother relented and enrolled Rosie and her brother in group lessons. After completing the courses Rosie took private lessons with Level Three coach Shirelle Kyle and began attending junior club (now called Alexandra Palace Academy on Saturday mornings) and training before and after school a few days a week. In 1996 at the age of ten Rosie took part in her first Solo Dance Championships. She continued to work hard with her coach and entered many national competitions in both free and dance. In 2002 at the age of sixteen Rosie won the championships and gained the title of Intermediate Ladies Solo Dance Championships.
At the age of eighteen Rosie moved to the alps for a winter and continued to skate out there before moving to Greece where to her dismay there were no ice rinks close enough to skate at, so it was with relief she moved to Canterbury to study Sport Science and Psychology and began coaching alongside her degree. After graduating she continued to coach part time while gaining experience with occupational therapists and then spending time working as a teaching assistant with children with special needs in school. She spent time volunteering at the hospital school in the Royal Free then moved to be a learning support assistant for a boy with cerebral palsy in a mainstream school. Having done these things she decided to apply this knowledge in ice skating and today has come back to her passion and is a full time ice skating coach. In her coaching career which has spanned 7 years Rosie has helped a number of pupils pass national tests in both free and dance. Her pupils have competed in national level competitions and she is regularly called on to assist with Shirelle Kyles team of skaters in championship season. She has also assisted the current Intermediate Boys Solo Dance Champion and worked very closely with skaters in the run up to the British Championships in order to aid with both physical and psychological readiness before competition. Rosie says’ “You know, I love skating but I REALLY love teaching skating!”