It’s a day to celebrate as SM Skating athletes bring home the bacon by bagging medals from the recently concluded 29th Southeast Asian Games held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The SM Skating’s ice hockey team were welcomed last August 31 at the SM Skating in SM Megamall as they bagged its very first gold medal from the 2017 SEA Games. Adding to the roster of wins for the country int he men’s division of figure skating’s is Michael Christian Martinez’s silver placer while Alisson Perticheto takes home a bronze medal for the women’s division.
The ice hockey team became instant celebrities and hugged the limelight for the welcoming party and Q&A’s. The Philippine representative took home the inaugural gold, becoming the first team to win the newly-introduced winter sport in the SEA Games. Adding to to the successful campaign of Filipino ice athletes in the SEA Games were 2014 Winter Olympian Martinez and Perticheto.
The athletes were congratulated by the SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc.’s President Edgar Tejerero, for a job well done.
The ice hockey team started off in 2008 as a community of pure hockey enthusiast 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 sakting 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.
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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