Macarena Carrascosa

Coaching Disciplines: Dance, Figures, Free

Specialties: Solo dance and free skating are my specialties. In particular, I love choreography and creating unique routines for my skaters. I’m passionate about getting the basics right from the beginning to help my skaters progress through the grades with strong skating skills. As an athlete myself, I understand the pressures of competition and I love helping my skaters develop healthy mental strategies to help them reach their goals.

Competition History: 11 time National champion, 2 time Oceania champion, 3 time junior world representative, 1 time senior world representative, 3 times Oscar winner for the most outstanding performance at a National championship. NZ rep at 2016 Australian Nationals and 2019 America’s Cup. Highest world ranking was 7th in junior solo dance in 2012.

Coaching History: 10 years coaching experience at a national and international level. I have been a member of the High Performance Coaches Commission as a development coach since 2016. I developed the learn to skate programme for the North Shore club. I attended the 2019 World Skate Seminar in Orlando for international coaches. I organise and coach regular skating workshops for the skating community and general public with funding help from local boards and Creative Communities. I also host and coach adult learn to skate classes at ActivZone under Hey Macarena.

Tell us about yourself: I was born in Argentina and moved here in 2003 with my family. I have been skating for Mt Wellington Roller Sports Club since 2004. In 2015, I graduated from university with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and Psychology. I’m passionate about sharing my love for the sport of artistic roller skating with everyone from five years old to adult skaters. I started the North Shore Club in 2017 and we’ve been growing ever since! Now I have the privilege to coach skaters at all three Auckland clubs and even some skaters from outside of Auckland. When I’m not on skates you can find me training for running events, watching Netflix or going out for brunch or dinner!

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Email: [email protected]