Another glorious moment for the wonder boy of Philippine figure skating, Michael Martinez, as he wins gold in Triglav Trophy International Figure Skating Competition in Jessenice, Slovenia.
This was the final tally of the competition.
Hopefully, this will give more confidence to sponsors to support Michael’s journey to the next Winter Olympics in the 2018 South Korea Games
We are proud of you Michael!
Another Philippine pride, Filipino American Samantha Cabiles finished 6th in the Junior Ladies’ category out of 21 skaters with a score of 100.04 points.
Martinez and Cabiles were named as the country’s representatives to the Triglav Trophy by the Philippine Skating Union (PhSU), a member of the International Skating Union (ISU).
SM has been the primary supporter of the PhSU since the latter was established in 2005. SM also provides a venue for the events of PhSU for the promotion of ice skating in the Philippines. PhSU received accreditation from the ISU in 2006, coinciding with the opening of the SM Mall of Asia skating rink that year. In turn, PhSU, as the sole governing body for Figure and Speed Skating provides SM and its ice skating rinks with marketing tools such as local and international skating events and its network of skating athletes.
Through the years, SM and the PhSU have conducted several figure skating competitions that have given birth to international champions such as Martinez.
The excellence demonstrated by skaters especially during competitions is a mark of quality that the SM Skating Rink can provide with its world-class venue and facilities. Property conglomerate SM Prime Holdings, Inc. operates skating rinks through SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. at the SM Mega Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay, and SM Southmall in Las Pinas.
Credits: photos and score from Michael’s and Sabina’s FB Page. Some text from press release of SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc.