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Michael Hopfes

Michael Hopfes
  • NCCP Level 3
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  • Choreography, Harness, Jumps, Singles, Spins

Mission Statement: I teach skaters from grass roots to Olympic level, I take pride in coaching all of 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.

NCCP Certified National Coach

Michael has over 17 years of coaching

  • Coached over 50 international competitions

  • Coached at 3 Junior World Championships

  • Coached at 4 Four Continents Championships

  • Coached at 3 World Championships

  • Coached Julian Yee at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea

He specialises 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 11 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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