As the first ever South East Asian figure skater to enter the 2013 World Junior Championship and giving an impressive performance at the recently held Soichi Winter Olympics, there’s no stopping Michael Christian Martinez in reaping honors for the Philippines as he recently bagged the much coveted gold medal from the Triglav Trophy International Figure Skating Competition in Jesenice, Slovenia.
Inspired by skaters spinning and jumping at the SM Skating Rink in SM Southmall, Martinez took up figure skating when he was eight and began training in 2010 in the United States.
Since then, he has been transformed into a world-class athlete and has garnered over 190 medals and trophies from various international and local competitions.
Martinez’s success is not an overnight thing but the simple decision of his mother and himself to get into the sports changed his life. His achievement is indeed phenomenal but the good news is if you’re open-minded and committed to learn the skill, you too can be like him!
SM Skating Rink operated by SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. makes this possible as it provides the facilities and programs for the young people who want to develop and hone their skating talents, and who aspire to be the next Philippine Olympian like Michael Christian Martinez. SM Skating Rink offers various skating lessons in its premier branches in SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall and SM Megamall.
SM Skating Rink which once served as a training ground for Michael Christian Martinez still provides a house for discovering new young talents. Be part of this and fulfil your dreams in the country’s world-class and only skating rink. For more information, visit www.smiceskating.com or call 556-0471.