Katerina Papafotiou

canskate coordinator, talent id coordinator & coach
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)