Mari Vartmann

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Mari Vartmann
Mari Vartmann and Aaron Van Cleave during the exhibitions at the 2011 German Championships
Personal information
Country represented Germany
Born (1988-12-25) 25 December 1988 (age 27)
Height 1.54 m (5 ft 12 in)
Partner Ruben Blommaert
Former partner Aaron Van Cleave, Florian Just
Coach Maylin Wende
Daniel Wende
Former coach Knut Schubert
Julia Gnilozubova
Choreographer Paul Boll
Mark Pillay
Skating club Düsseldorfer EG
Training locations Berlin
Former training locations Dortmund
Began skating 1993
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 177.04
2015 Tallinn Trophy
Short program 63.45
2015 Cup of China
Free skate 115.78
2015 Tallinn Trophy

Mari-Doris Vartmann (born 25 December 1988 in Neuss, West Germany) is a German pair skater. With former partner Aaron Van Cleave, she is the 2015 German national champion, the 2011 NRW Trophy champion, and 2010 Warsaw Cup champion. With former partner Florian Just, she is a three-time German national medalist.


Vartmann started skating at the age of five in her home town of Neuss. Four years later she changed to Düsseldorfer, the club she currently represents. In January 2004, she turned to pair skating and was partnered with Florian Just.[1] They trained in Dortmund and Berlin.[2] The pair split up in 2009, just after the NRW Trophy.

In 2010, Vartmann teamed up with Canadian-American Aaron Van Cleave to compete for Germany.[3] Their coach is Knut Schubert. The pair made their international debut at the 2010 Warsaw Cup where they won the gold medal. Their first major international event was the 2012 European Championships. On 26 January, during the morning practice before the long programs, Vartmann collided with Daniel Wende while they were attempting to avoid a French couple.[4] Vartmann and Van Cleave finished 5th at the event.

Vartmann and Van Cleave withdrew from the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy following the short program – Vartmann picked into her right foot when she fell on a throw triple loop during the short and was unable to put on her skate the next day due to swelling.[5] They withdrew from the 2012 Coupe de Nice and their first assigned Grand Prix event, the 2012 Cup of Russia, after Van Cleave sustained a broken cheekbone while catching Vartmann on a triple twist.[6] They later withdrew from their second GP, the 2012 NHK Trophy.[7]

In December 2014, they won the pairs title at the 2015 German Championships.

In the 2015-2016 season, Vartmann started skating with Ruben Blommaert.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Vartmann is of Japanese and German descent.[2]


With Blommaert[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
  • West Side Story
    choreo. by Mark Pillay

With Van Cleave[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
  • Waltz from "Petersburg's Secrets" (soundtrack)
    by Andrei Petrov
  • Where the light gets in
    by Sennen
  • Notre Dame de Paris
  • Passion of the Christ
  • Blood and Glory
    by Audiomachine
  • Le temps des Cathédrales

With Just[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
  • You're the One That I Want

Competitive highlights[edit]

Pair skating with Blommaert for Germany[edit]

Event 2015–16 2016–17
Europeans 8th
GP Cup of China 6th
CS Nebelhorn 4th 3rd
Cup of Nice 1st
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

Pairs career with Van Cleave[edit]

Event 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Worlds 14th 16th 15th
Europeans 5th 8th 9th 7th
GP Cup of Russia WD
GP NHK Trophy WD 5th
GP Skate Canada 7th 8th
Nebelhorn 8th WD 3rd
Bavarian Open 3rd 3rd
Challenge Cup 3rd
Cup of Nice 6th WD 3rd
Golden Spin 5th
Ice Challenge 2nd
Lombardia Trophy 6th
NRW Trophy 4th 1st 5th
Warsaw Cup 1st
German Champ. 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

Pairs career with Just[edit]

Event 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Worlds 18th 18th
Europeans 7th 7th
GP Cup of China WD
GP NHK Trophy 8th
Coupe de Nice 3rd 4th
Finlandia 3rd
Nebelhorn 6th WD
NRW Trophy 2nd 3rd
German Champ. 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 3rd
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

Singles career[edit]

Event 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
German Champ. 3rd J. 1st J. 12th 8th
J. = Junior level


  1. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (November 21, 2005). "Vartmann and Just Could Reach Europeans in 2006". Skate Today. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mari VARTMANN / Florian JUST: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Mari VARTMANN / Aaron VAN CLEAVE: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Weiterer Schlag für deutsches Team" [Another blow for the German team] (in German). Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk. January 26, 2012. Archived from the original on January 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ Flade, Tatjana (September 30, 2012). "2012 Nebelhorn Trophy". Golden Skate. 
  6. ^ "Deutsches Duo sagt Grand-Prix-Start ab" [German pair withdraws from Grand Prix event] (in German). Die Zeit. Sport-Informations-Dienst. October 18, 2012. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Savchenko/Szolkowy sagen Start in Paris ab" [Savchenko/Szolkowy withdraw from Paris event]. Deutsche Presse-Agentur (in German). Stern. November 14, 2012. Archived from the original on November 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (September 1, 2015). "Germany's Vartmann and Blommaert hope for strong start". Golden Skate. 
  9. ^ a b "Mari VARTMANN / Aaron VAN CLEAVE: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. September 29, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Mari VARTMANN / Aaron VAN CLEAVE: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 29, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mari VARTMANN / Florian JUST: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 7, 2007. 
  12. ^ "Mari VARTMANN / Florian JUST: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 5, 2006. 
  13. ^ "Competition Results: Annabelle PRÖLSS / Ruben BLOMMAERT". International Skating Union. 
  14. ^ "Competition Results: Mari VARTMANN / Aaron VAN CLEAVE". International Skating Union. 
  15. ^ "Competition Results: Mari VARTMANN / Florian JUST". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 9, 2012. 

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