Valentina Marchei & Ondrej Hotarek

    Valentina Marchei & Ondrej Hotarek

    • 9th place at World Championships 2017

    • 6th place at European Championships 2017

    • 5th place at the European Championships 2016

    • Italian Champions 2014

    Valentina was born on 23rd May 1986 in Milan, Italia.
    Daughter of the marathon athlete Marco Marchei, she began to skate when she was 7 years old, after a brief experience on roller-skates.
    She competed through the 2013/2014 as single skater earning prestigious results year after year, culminated in taking part in the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014, and 4th place at the European Championships 2012/2013.
    Radiant, determined and always looking for the next challenge, since the season 2014/2015 she started her new career in Pair Skating with Ondrej Hotarek. Her speciality is an explosive interpretation of the choreography, and the triple Lutz side-by-side with Ondrej. They are one out of three pairs in the world to perform this jumps!

    Ondrej Hotarek was born on 25th January 1984 in Brno, Czech Republic.
    He began his career as a single skater, but from 2006, he decided to compete for Italy in pairs. With the previous partner, he won a European bronze medal and various medals on the Grand Prix circuit.
    When he jumps, it seems he is flying, with incredibly high jumps, impressive butterflies, he is a veritable force of nature, cheerful and precise, he is one of the best skaters in the world.