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Michael Hopfes




Level of Certification:

National Certified Coach


Rate: $80 +HST


Coaching Experience, Skating Background and Additional Training:

  • I have over 17 years of coaching
  • Coached over 50 international competitions
  • Coached at 3 Junior Worlds
  • Coached at 4 Four Continents
  • Coached at 3 World Championships
  • Will be coaching at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea
  • I specialise in jumps, spins, steps, harness and choreography
  • In my amateur career I competed in International competitions as well as in Junior Worlds & World Championships
  • I speak 3 languages
    • German
    • Spanish
    • English
  • I am an ISU (International Skating Union) Technical Specialist in singles for over 11 years in various competitions like Skate Canada, Grand Prix Final, Four Continents
  • I have facilitated many different seminars
    • Yearly Mariposa Seminar
    • Seminars in Mexico
    • Seminars in Malaysia
    • Seminars in Germany
    • Seminars in Indonesia
  • Currently coaching skaters of all levels; from grass roots to Olympic Level


Coaching Philosophy: I take pride in coaching all my students. I guide my skaters to achieve their goals and go further in this sport. Through a ´Coaching Team´ environment, I aim to bring out the best of the skaters I teach.