Katerina Papafotiou

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E-mail: Katerina_ice@hotmail.com

 

20 years of coaching professionally

Level of Certification

  • NCCP Level 3 certified
  • Working towards NCCP Level 4 & 5
  • Level 1 certified Special Olympics coach

Skating Background

  • Member of the first ever Greek National Team
  • Taught by two-time World Champion Vladimir Kovalev
  • Placed in the top 3 for 4 years in succession as a junior and then senior singles competitive skater
  • National Champion of Greece in 1990, 1991 and 1992

Coaching Background

  • Began coaching in 1990, under the tutelage of Vladimir Kovalev
  • Served as the Head National coach of the Greek Ice Skating Federation
  • Coached Panagiotis Markouizos, Greek Senior Men’s Champion and European and World Competitor
  • Served as the Director of Learn to Skate program and Co-Director of Winter Club
  • Trained skaters competing at every Canadian Nationals since 2002:
National Competitors:
Asher Hill – 2005-2006 – Novice Men National Competitor
– 2007-2008 – Junior Men National Competitor
– 2008-2009 – Junior Men National Competitor
Acacia Hill – 2006-2007 – Junior Ladies National Competitor
– 2007-2008 – Junior Ladies National Competitor
– 2008-2009 – Senior Challenge Competitor
National Medalists:
Natalie Kwong – 2004 – Pre-Novice Ladies National Champion
Leslie Ip

– 2008 – Juvenile Men National Bronze Medalist
– 2013 – Junior Men National Competitor – 4th place

Natashia Papova – 2007-2008 – Novice Ladies National Silver Medalist
Kimberly Moon-Chung – 2010 – Novice Ladies National Champion
Antony Cheng

– 2012 – Pre-Novice Men National Champion
– 2013 – Novice Men National Bronze Medalist

International Competitors:
Carl Issariotis – 2005-2006 – Senior Men National representing Greece
– 2005 – Copenhagen Trophy ISU Competition – 2nd place
Natalie Kwong – 2004 – ISU Triglav Trophy

Other

  • Honors B.Sc in Physical Education from the University of Athens (1990)
  • Diploma in Figure Skating (with honors) – Advanced Coaching Techniques from Seneca College (1994)
  • Technical advisor to the Greek Ice Skating Federation, representing Greece at the 1st ISU coaching seminar (1997)
  • Approved COS mentor coach for level 1 & 2 singles (1999)
  • Volunteer with COS coaching committee
  • COS evaluator for NCCP Level 1, phase 1 coaching certification (2001)