Last August 31, 2017, we celebrated as the SM Skating athletes bags medals for the Philippines. SM Skating’s ice hockey team brought home the very first gold medal for the sport in the Southeast Asian Games. Michael Martinez also took home a silver medal for the men’s division of figure skating while Alisson Perticheto takes home a bronze medal for the women’s division of figure skating. They proudly represented the Philippines in Malaysia’s skating rink in the 29th Southeast Asian Games.
The Philippine national ice hockey team took home the gold, the first team to win in the newly-introduced winter sport in the SEA Games. SM Skating, the sole catalyst of ice sports in the Philippines, proudly welcomed the athletes in a celebration held at the skating rink in SM Megamall. The athletes were congratulated by SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc’s President, Mr. Edgar Tejerero.
The ice hockey team started in 2008 as a community of pure hockey enthusiasts at the rinks of SM Skating. Soon, they began to participate in regional open tournaments. They gained the recognition of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Michael Christian Martinez 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 Exceutive Committee, Mr. Hans Sy, they began to train more intensely at their official training ground, the SM Skating rink.
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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