Constanze Paulinus

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Constanze Paulinus
Constanze Paulinus 2007 Nebelhorn Trophy.jpg
Paulinus in 2007.
Personal information
Country represented  Germany
Born (1985-07-09) 9 July 1985 (age 31)
Residence Berlin
Former coach Karin Hendschke-Raddatz, Ilona Schindler
Former choreographer Iwo Svec
Skating club TSC Berlin
Former training locations Erfurt
Began skating 1990
Retired 2011
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 122.06
2005 Skate America
Short program 40.52
2005 Skate America
Free skate 81.54
2005 Skate America

Constanze Paulinus (born 9 July 1985 in Berlin) is a German figure skater. She won five senior international medals, including gold at the 2008 Cup of Nice, and three German national medals.

Personal life[edit]

Constanze Paulinus was born in Berlin, Germany. In mid-1993, following her parents' divorce, she moved with her mother and sister to North East England.[1] She returned to Germany in August 2002, settling in Erfurt.[1]


Paulinus began skating at age five and trained in Berlin until she was eight. After moving to the U.K., she was coached by Catherine Barker in Billingham, by Debbie and Simon Briggs in Sunderland and Dundee, and by Joy Sutcliff in Ayr and Nottingham.[1] At the British Championships, Paulinus won silver on the novice level in the 2000–01 season and junior gold the following season. The National Ice Skating Association decided not to send her to the 2002 World Junior Championships, believing she was not ready.[1]

In August 2002, Paulinus' parents sent her to Erfurt, Germany to train under Ilona Schindler.[1] She began representing her birth country internationally after sitting out the mandatory two years.[1] She received two ISU Junior Grand Prix assignments in 2004, finishing fourth in Germany and eighth in Serbia. She also competed on the senior level, winning the silver medal at the 2004 Bofrost Cup on Ice.

In the 2005–06 season, Paulinus was invited to a senior Grand Prix event, the 2005 Skate America, where she finished seventh. She switched coaches in May 2007, joining Karin Hendschke-Raddatz in Berlin.[1] In 2008–09, she won three international medals — gold at the Cup of Nice, bronze at the NRW Trophy, and bronze at the Challenge Cup — and silver at the German Championships.

Paulinus did not compete in the 2009–10 season due to foot surgery in November and hip surgery in December 2009.[1] She retired from competition after placing fifth at the 2011 German Championships.


Season Short program Free skating
  • A La Folie
    by Michael Nyman
  • A La Folie
    by Michael Nyman

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Event 00–01
GP Skate America 7th
Bofrost Cup 2nd
Challenge Cup 3rd
Cup of Nice 1st
Golden Spin 10th 8th
Montfort Cup 2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy 11th 9th 8th 10th 12th
Nepela Memorial 10th
NRW Trophy 3rd 10th
Universiade 13th
International: Junior and novice[4]
JGP Germany 4th
JGP Serbia 8th
Mladost Trophy 5th J
German Champ. 13th 3rd WD 5th 3rd 5th 2nd 5th
British Champ. 2nd N 1st J
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew
Did not compete in the 2009–10 season


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "About me". Official website of Constanze Paulinus. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Constanze PAULINUS: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 May 2006. 
  3. ^ "Constanze PAULINUS: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 8 March 2005. 
  4. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Constanze PAULINUS". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 24 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Constanze Paulinus at Wikimedia Commons