Andrea Aracu

Andrea Aracu is an Artistic roller skater from Italy who studied languages at university. He has competed at an international level from 1998 to 2013 winning a number of awards: among the most important ones, he obtained the title of European Champion in 2008 and won the Bronze Medal at the World Championship and at the World Games of 2013.

Nowadays he is an international free skating coach. Together with Sara Locandro, he has been working with some of the world top-level skaters, both in Italy and abroad, creating also world champions.

Lastly, he has collaborated with several National Federations around the world as a coach and had a key role in helping National Federation establishing their National Schools for coaches. Andrea has been involved also in the World Skate Academy during the past years.

Hugo Chapouto

Hugo Chapouto has a Master in Architecture and is a Practitioner in NLP, a Practitioner in Coaching, a Trainer of Trainer (ToT) and is currently pursuing a Phd in Sport Sciences - High Performance. Hugo has been an International Skater from 1998 to 2011, winning several medals in the European and World Championships in Solo, Couples and Show (World Champion Senior Solo 2009 & 2010). His coaching career started in 2001 and he achieved the international level in 2007, leading many skaters from Mini to Senior in Solo, Couples, Show and Precision to the European and World Championships - conquering 9 World Titles and more than 60 European Titles.

Marie Gaudy

Marie Gaudy is a USARS Elite Coach from the USA and has been a certified coach for 50 years. She has coached skaters in Dance and Figures at the World Championships since 1980, her skaters winning medals in both disciplines. In recent years, Marie has also been working with World Skate and the ATC in updating the dances and dance rules each year. From 2018 she has been a speaker at World Skate seminars, including her current role as speaker of the World Skate Academy for the dance classes.

Nicola Genchi

Nicola Genchi graduated in Computer Sciences in 1995 and has been working as software developer, analyst and project manager for various companies (i.e. European Space Agency, IBM, Italian National Post Office) from 1997 to 2015. He speaks Italian, English and Spanish. He has been a skater of FISR (Italian Federation of Roller Sports) from 1980 to 1989 in Figures, Free and Pairs specialties. He has been an Artistic Skating Italian National judge since 1989 and became an International judge eleven years later. He has been a member of the Artistic Technical Commission of FIRS/World Skate since 2005, in which he eventually took up the position of Chair in 2017. He is also the Project Manager of the new judging system of the Artistic Skating competitions, which has been made official since 2009.

Constance Hossfeld-Seedorf

Constance Hossfeld-Seedorf dealt with roller skating since she was born and her mom, four-time World Champion, started training her at the age of 3. Constance made her sport not only her job, but her constant inspiration. She actually works as a full-time trainer in her club in Bremerhaven. At the same time, she works with the athletes of the national team- along with Mr. Luca Lallai- and as a choreographer in Germany and abroad. Constance has participated in more than 20 European and World Championships in the Compulsory Figures and Freestyle specialties and she also won 20 medals. Even while she was still an athlete, Constance started to coach little children in her club.

Mario Lago

Mario Lago got a Degree in Communication Sciences at Fernando Pessoa University in Porto. He has been an International Skater in Dance Couple and Free Skating from 1984 to 1988 and Portuguese National Champion in the above mentioned disciplines from 1980 to 1987. He has 36 years of experience as a coach of Free, Figures, Dance and Solo Dance specialties. He has also been International Judge since 2003, taking part in three World Championships and nine European Championships. Mario is a Level 3 World Skate Academy Coach for the Dance discipline. He has worked as National Portuguese coach from 2005 to 2021, specialized and responsible for Dance Portuguese Teams development since 2010. He is also a technique/skating skills Developer and Technical Consultant at Sport Institutions in several European countries. He was Selected in 2022 by the CDP - Portuguese Sport Confederation, for the title of “best Portuguese coach of the year”. He won the Award “Coach of the year” in 2022 by the FPP - Portuguese Federation for Roller Skating.

Seona Martin

Seona Martin is a member of the World Skate Artistic Technical Commission, International Judge and Technical Specialist of Free Skating and Pairs specialties. She has been involved in Artistic Roller Skating for over 30 years as a skater, coach & official. After getting university degrees in Human Science and Education, she currently works in educational leadership. She has been an Australian representative skater competing and medalling in multiple continental championships, culminating in a top-5 placing at a World Championship. She coached numerous Australian and continental championship medallists. Seona also covered significant roles within the skating administration in the Australian Federation, including the Coordinator of Officials Education. Apart from coaching, she has over 20 years judging experience. She has officiated numerous international competitions including the 2019 and 2022 World Roller Games. In 2019, she began a collaboration with the World Skate Artistic Technical Commission on the educational material for the International Seminars and World Skate Academy.

Oscar Molins

Oscar Molins graduated in radiology and radiotherapy. He has been a skater for the Spanish Team from 1998 to 2009 and he won the national championship title eight times. From 2009 on, he got the license as National Coach and, during his career, he gained 24 gold medals in the National Championships and 2 gold plus 3 bronze medals in the World Championships. He has also been a Technical Advisor and Choreographer of the Spanish Federation since 2013. His collaboration with World Skate started in 2018 and he has been a Speaker at the World Skate International Seminars in 2019 and 2020. He speaks Italian and English at a medium level. 

Gabriela Montecchiari

Gabriela Montecchiari skated most of her life. She was a member of the Argentinean Figures Team for 4 years, her most outstanding achievement being the fifth place in the 1995 Pan American Games. In 1999 she was certificated as a National Trainer at the International level granted by the Argentine Skate Confederation. For many years she coached individuals, but in 2009 I started to teach Precision. She created the team called “Roller Dreams”, which in 2010 made its first national presentation and in 2011 debuted at the World Championship.

The team has participated in 11 consecutive World Championships, obtaining three gold medal, 5 silver and 3 fourth places. Gabriela runs a skating school where figures, free, solo dance, precision and quartets are practiced, achieving a very interesting interaction between individual activity and that of the different teams. She is currently a Precision World Skate Coach Level 3, speaker at the Orlando 2019 and Lisbon 2020 World Skate seminars, 2020 to 2022 World Skate Academy webinars and Precision Teacher at the Universidad de Flores Associate’s Degree in Skating Sports in Argentina.

Elmar Obermeier

Elmar Obermeier got a Degree in Computer Sciences and has been an Artistic Precision Skater Coach for over 20 years. As a coach, he won one gold and two silver medals at the National Championships. He has been an International Synchronized Skating team member on ice from 2003 to 2005 and he is a Technical Specialist on ice for the Single/Synchronized skating specialties. Furthermore, he works as choreographer for the Chinese Synchronized Skating Teams. His collaboration with World Skate started in 2018. From then on, he has been a Speaker at the World Skate Seminars and fills the role of International Technical Specialist of Artistic Precision. Elmar speaks German, English and Italian.

Cristina Pelli

Cristina Pelli is a coach of Pair and Figure Skating for FISR. She graduated in Sports Sciences and she is a teacher at the Italian Coaching School (SIRI) for the Pairs Skating specialty. From 2005 on, she has obtained the title of Well-Emeritus Coach. As a coach of Figure Pairs Skating, she has won several European titles from 1984 to nowadays. She has also won many World Championship medals from 1992 to the recent days. Cristina took part at five World Games and, apart from Pairs Skating, she as well won some European and World medals in Single specialty.

Luis Emilio Perez

Luis Emilio Pérez graduated in Public Relations at the National University of Lomas de Zamora in 2003. He got the certificate as Entrenador Benemérito de Patinaje Artístico by the Argentinian Skating Confederation in 2017 and the Certification as Coach IACS/World Skate Academy in 2020. In 2018, he started to teach at the first University of Coaching Degree in Roller Sports (Artistic – Universidad de Flores, Buenos Aires). After dedicating several years into teaching Public Relations & Communications at the UNLZ of Buenos Aires and 6 years of experience as an elite athlete, he started his career as Artistic Roller Skating coach, specializing in Dance (Couples and Solo) and Show Groups disciplines and collaborating with many countries around the world. He learned from and has been inspired by great teachers in the Artistic Skating world and enhanced his study and training in the field. As a coach of Dance, Freestyle, Pairs and Groups, he has achieved significant merits in the following events: World Roller Games, World Championships, Panamerican Games and Championships, South American Championships, European Championships / Cups and International Cups. The Argentinian Skating Confederation awarded him for standing out and contributing to the success of the national skating in 2010.

Daniele Tofani

Daniele Tofani is a software engineer, former Free Skating athlete and developer of the new judging system RollArt. In 1981, he put on his first roller skates and, after eight years, he participated in his first European Championships in Oviedo. In the following competitions, he gained 8 European gold medals (2 Senior), 3 German Cups and 8 silver/bronze medals in 8 World Championships (1995-2002). In 1998, he won the world title in Bogotà in Combined. After getting his degree in 2002 and competing in his last world championship in Wuppertal, he had a short "career" as choreographer and skater of Small Groups, winning the gold medal in Nantes and Portimao in 2010. In 2015, Nicola Genchi asked him to develop a simple interface to concretize a new project on the judging system. After a few months, there was the first official competition in Calenzano using the app RollArt. He started to collaborate with World Skate in 2018 as Technical Sports Platform Assistant and as Data Operator and he took part in the World Championships in La Vendèe (2018), in the World Roller Games in Barcelona (2019) and in the World Skate Games in 2022 (Buenos Aires).

Patrick Venerucci

Patrick Venerucci is a FISR coach for Pair Skating and Figure Skating and works as a teacher at SIRI, Italian Coaching School of Pairs Skating. He has been involved in coaching internships all over the world and organizes shows and events worldwide.

As an athlete, he has been World Champion in Pairs Skating for eleven times, 2-time bronze medalist in Free Skating and he won two World Games. In 1994, he was elected Athletes’ Representative at FISR; four years later, he received the “Collare d’Oro” award by CONI and eventually became a FISR Federal Councilor in 2003.

As a coach of Figure Pairs Skating, Patrick won several European titles and several World Championship medals from 1992 to nowadays, taking part in the World Games as well. Apart from Figure Pairs Skating, he won some European and World medals in Single specialty as a coach.