Sunday, February 23, 2014
SM Prime Holdings Inc. Sets a Heroes Welcome to the Homecoming of Winter Olympian Michael Martinez
Yesterday, SM Prime Holdings Inc., the property conglomerate of the SM Group of Companies, had given a heroes and warm welcome to the Winter Olympian and homegrown skating rink talent Michael Martinez as he comes home February 23, 2014 from Sochi at SM Mall of Asia beside Skating Rink.
Mr. Hans Sy together with Manuel V. Veguillas President of Philippine Skating Union Congratulates and welcomes our hero on Ice Skating Michael Martinez.
Mr. Sy Awarded Michael Martinez $10,000.00 and a Lifetime Membership Privilege to any of the branch of SM Ice Skating access.
Michael Martinez first started ice skating at the tender age of 8 in SM Southmall Skating Rink enrolling in formal acting lessons towards fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional figure skater. Eventually, he transferred to SM Mall of Asia Skating Rink, which had a bigger rink, to continue his trainings and participate in many local skating competitions. To date, Martinez has garnered 194 medals and trophies from various international and local competitions. Martinez clinched 7th place at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany that qualified him for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Through the years, SM and the Philippine Skating Union have conducted several figure skating competitions that have ushered in international champions such as Martinez. The excellence demonstrated by skaters during competitions is a mark of quality of the world-class venue and facilities of the SM Ice Skating Rink.
“We made the SM Skating Rink to allow Filipinos to experience the kind of entertainment that four-season countries enjoy. Little did we know that through this, we’d also be able to hone the first ever South East Asian Winter Olympian. Of course, we are very happy about what Michael Martinez has accomplished and we promise to continue to support and produce more world class Filipino figure skaters like him,” shares Ed Tejerero, President of SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc. (SMLE)
Property conglomerate SM Prime Holdings, Inc. operates ice skating rinks through SM Lifestyle and Entertainment, Inc. at the SM Megamall’s Mega Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay, SM Southmall in Las Pinas and SM Clark in Pampanga.
To honor Martinez, SM will hold a motorcade at the Mall of Asia grounds on February 23 at 4 PM, which will culminate in an awarding ceremony inside the mall.
As a way to thank his fans for their unwavering support, Michael Martinez will be at the SM Southmall Ice Skating Rink for a meet and greet on February 24 at 4-5 PM, SM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink on February 25 at 12- 1 PM, and at the SM Skating Rink in Megamall’s Mega Fashion Hall on February 25 at 4-5 PM.
For information, please visit SM Skating Rink’s website at www.smiceskating.com or visit an SM Skating Rink near you.