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Michael Slipchuk

Figure Skating Athlete - Inducted 2012

Michael Slipchuk has been a great ambassador of the sport of figure skating both as an athlete and administrator.  Michael was a rising star in 1986 when he won the National Junior Championship.  The following year he competed in the Senior Men’s National Championship and won a bronze medal.  He would win bronze medals in 1990 and 1991 as well.  Michael was the silver medalist in 1989 and then became the Senior Men’s National Champion in 1992.  Michael competed at five World Championships and at the 1992 Albertville Olympic Winter Games where he placed ninth.  He retired from competition in 1992.

Michael toured with Stars on Ice for two years and then became a coach at the Glencoe Figure Skating Club in Calgary for twelve years.  In 2007 he was named Skate Canada High-Performance Director and has since provided direction and leadership for Skate Canada’s elite athlete program.  

Throughout the years, Michael has combined his knowledge and experience as a competitor, coach, and technical specialist.  He was the leader of the very successful Canadian Figure Skating Team for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.