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Michael Hopfes

Michael Hopfes
  • NCCP Level 3
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  • Singles, Choreography, Spins, Jump Technique, Harness, Learn to Skate, Singles Base Coach

Michael teaches skaters from the grass roots to Olympic level.  He takes pride in coaching all of his students.   Michael guides skaters to achieve their goals and accomplish personal levels of success in the sport . Through a Coaching Team environment, Michael aims to bring out the best in his skaters.

Michael and his family offer full service boarding at their home for skaters year round.  If you are looking for accommodation for your skater, please contact him via email for more information.

NCCP Certified National Coach

Michael has over 21 years of coaching

  • Coached over 50 international competitions
  • Coached at 3 Junior World Championships
  • Coached at 8 Four Continents Championships
  • Coached at 6 World Championships
  • Coached Julian Yee at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea

He specializes in jumps, spins, steps, harness and choreography

In his amateur career he competed in International competitions as well as in Junior Worlds & World Championships

He speaks 3 languages

  • German
  • Spanish
  • English

Michael is an ISU (International Skating Union) Technical Specialist for singles for over 14 years in various competitions like Skate Canada, Grand Prix Final, 4-Continents

He facilitates at many different seminars

  • Yearly Mariposa Seminar
  • Seminars in Mexico
  • Seminars in Malaysia
  • Seminars in Germany
  • Seminars in Indonesia

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I have been bringing skaters to the Mariposa Seminar for 18 years. Every year is a fabulous experience for both my skaters as well as myself. It never ceases to amaze me how professional everyone is and how willing this team of coaches is to share information to both the skaters as well as the coaches at the seminar.
— Charleen Cameron, St. Margarets Bay Skating Club —