Natalia Kaliszek

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Natalia Kaliszek
Personal information
Country represented Poland
Born (1996-05-17) 17 May 1996 (age 18)
Toruń, Poland
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Partner Maksym Spodyriev
Former partner Yaroslav Kurbakov, Michał Kaliszek
Coach Sylwia Nowak-Trębacka, Anastasia Vykhodtseva
Former coach Dorota Siudek, Mariusz Siudek, G. Dybinska, V. Belousowski, E. Gres
Choreographer Sylwia Nowak-Trębacka
Former choreographer Vladimir Czeryszew, Valerie Saurette
Skating club MKS Axel Toruń
Training locations Toruń
Began skating 2000
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 131.13
2015 Europeans
Short dance 51.69
2015 Europeans
Free dance 79.44
2015 Europeans

Natalia Kaliszek (pronounced [naˈtalja kaˈliʂɛk]; born 17 May 1996) is a Polish ice dancer. With partner Maksym Spodyriev, she is the 2015 Polish national champion.

Personal life[edit]

Natalia Kaliszek was born on 17 May 1996 in Toruń, Poland.[1] She has two siblings, Michał and Anna, both of whom have competed in figure skating.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Natalia Kaliszek competed in ladies' singles as a child. In 2007, she teamed up with her brother, Michał Kaliszek, to compete in pair skating. In 2009, they appeared at two ISU Junior Grand Prix events, placing 13th and 18th. In 2010, the two switched to ice dancing. In the 2011–12 season, the Kaliszeks received two JGP assignments, finishing 11th at both, and debuted on the senior level at the Pavel Roman Memorial, where they placed fifth. They were sent to the 2012 World Junior Championships in Minsk, Belarus but were eliminated after the preliminary round. They were coached by Sylwia Nowak-Trębacka in Toruń[2] and ended their partnership after the 2012–13 season.[3]

In 2013, Kaliszek teamed up with Russian ice dancer Yaroslav Kurbakov. The two were coached by Nowak-Trębacka and represented Poland. They placed 9th and 13th at their JGP assignments and second at the Polish Junior Championships. They parted ways at the end of the season.

Partnership with Spodyriev[edit]

In 2014, Kaliszek began competing with Ukrainian ice dancer Maksym Spodyriev for Poland, coached by Nowak-Trębacka in Toruń. The two made their international debut at the Volvo Open Cup, where they took the junior silver medal. Switching to the senior level, they placed sixth at an ISU Challenger Series event, the Warsaw Cup, before winning gold at the Santa Claus Cup. Kaliszek/Spodyriev won the Polish national title at the 2015 Four Nationals and took bronze at the MNNT Cup. They were named in Poland's team to the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden and placed 15th in the short dance, earning qualification to the free dance.

Programs[edit]

With Spodyriev[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2014–2015
[1]

With Kurbakov[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2013–2014
[4]

With Michał Kaliszek[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2011–2012
[2]
Short program Free skating
2009–2010
[5]
2008–2009

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Spodyriev[edit]

International[6]
Event 2014–15
European Championships 14th
CS Warsaw Cup 6th
MNNT Cup 3rd
Santa Claus Cup 1st
Volvo Open Cup 2nd J.
National[6]
Polish Championships 1st
J. = Junior level

With Kurbakov[edit]

International[7]
Event 2013–14
JGP Czech Republic 13th
JGP Poland 9th
Ice Star 3rd J.
MNNT Cup 2nd J.
Santa Claus Cup 3rd J.
National[7]
Polish Championships 2nd J.
J. = Junior level

With Michał Kaliszek[edit]

Ice dancing[edit]

International[3]
Event 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
NRW Trophy 12th
Pavel Roman Memorial 5th
Nestle Cup 4th
International: Junior[3]
World Junior Champ. 28th
JGP Estonia 11th
JGP Poland 11th
National[3]
Polish Champ. 2nd J. 2nd 3rd
J. = Junior level

Pair skating[edit]

International[3][8]
Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
JGP Germany 18th
JGP Poland 13th
Ice Challenge 4th J.
Nestle Cup 1st N. 3rd J. 2nd J.
Warsaw Cup 3rd N. 3rd J.
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st N.
NRW Trophy 3rd N.
National or regional[3]
Polish Champ. 4th
Polish Junior Champ. 1st N.* 1st 3rd
Polish Youth Olympics 1st. J.
Mazovia Cup 1st N. 1st J. 2nd J.
International Czech Champ. 2nd J.
Levels: J. = Junior; N. = Novice
* Competed unofficially.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Natalia KALISZEK / Maksim SPODIREV: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Natalia KALISZEK / Michal KALISZEK: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Competition Results: Natalia KALISZEK / Michal KALISZEK". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Natalia KALISZEK / Yaroslav KURBAKOV: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Natalia KALISZEK / Michal KALISZEK: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 August 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Competition Results: Natalia KALISZEK / Maksim SPODIREV". International Skating Union. 
  7. ^ a b "Competition Results: Natalia KALISZEK / Yaroslav KURBAKOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 10 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Natalia Kaliszek / Michał Kaliszek (Pair skating)". tracings.net. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Natalia Kaliszek at Wikimedia Commons