Friday, September 1, 2017
ICE SKATING ATHLETES BROUGHT MEDALS FOR THE PHILIPPINES
young ice hockey team and two seasoned figure skaters who proudly displayed the Philippines' colors across the Malaysia's skating rink in the just concluded 29th Southeast Asian Games.
SM Skating's Ice hockey team brings home the very first gold medal for the sport in the Southeast Asian Games. Adding to the roster of wins for the country in the men's division of figure skating's is Michael Martinez's silver placer while Alisson Perticheto takes home a bronze medal for the women's division of figure skating.
The ice hockey team started off in 2008 as a community of pure hockey enthusiasts at the rinks of SM Skating. They soon began to participate in regional open tournaments and gained the recognition of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Michael Martinez, on the other hand, has been skating in the MOA rink since he was seven years old. Under the patronage of SM Prime Holding Inc's Chairman of the Executive Committee Mr. Hans Sy, they began to train more intensely at their official training ground, the SM Skating rink.
Coached by Daniel Brodan, the team is composed of Benjamin Imperial, Carl Montana, Daniel Pastrana, Francois Gautier, Javier Cadiz, Gianpietro Iseppi, Jan Aro Regenda, Steven Fuglister, Georgino Orda, Jorell Crisostomo, Jose Inigo Cadiz, Joshua Carino, Julius Santiago, Lenard Rigel II Lancero, Miguel Alfonso Relampagos, Miguel Serrano, Paolo Spafford, Patrick Syquiatco, Paul Sanchez, and Carlo Tenedero,
The Philippine national ice hockey team took home the inaugural gold, becoming the first team to win in the newly-introduced winter sport in the SEA Games. Adding to the successful campaign of Filipino ice athletes in the SEA Games were 2014 Winter Olympian Michael Christian Martinez who took home the silver medal in the men's individual figure skater event, and Alisson Perticheto who settled for a bronze in the women's individual figure skating event.
As the sole catalyst of ice sports in the Philippines, SM Skating proudly welcomed the athletes in a celebration held at the skating rink in SM Megamall. With the skaters lifting up their medals in pure joy and gratification for the pride they brought to the country, the athletes were congratulated by the SM Lifestyle Entertainment. Inc. President. Mr. Edgar Tejerero. for a job well done.
SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc. is the only company in the country to carry Olympic-size ice skating rinks. SM Skating continuously supports the national ice athletes and is proud to be part of their journey towards global success.
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