|Full name||Michael Gregory Novales|
April 13, 1985 |
|Home town||Laguna Hills, California, United States|
|Coach||John Nicks, Russ Scott|
|Skating club||Orange County FSC|
|ISU personal best scores|
Michael Novales (born April 13, 1985) is a Filipino figure skater. At the 2006 Four Continents Championships, where he placed 14th, he became the first skater to represent the Philippines in an ISU Championship.
Novales competed at the U.S. Championships as a novice in 2002 and 2003, placing ninth and seventh, respectively.
Novales began representing the Philippines internationally in 2005. He placed 14th at the 2006 Four Continents Championships and 35th at the 2006 World Championships. He arrived in Changchun, China for the 2007 Asian Winter Games in sub-zero weather with a serious flu. He finished eighth despite chest congestion and coughing. Novales was coached by John Nicks and Russ Scott.
In 2005, Novales appeared alongside a large international cast in Spherical, a show choreographed by David Liu for the Grand Opening of the World Ice Arena in Shenzhen, China. In late 2008 and early 2009, he performed for Rand Productions in a three-month show at Ocean Park in Hong Kong. He also skated on board the cruise liners Freedom of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas.
Novales teaches at the rink where he trained, Aliso Viejo Ice Palace in Orange County.
Novales attended Saddleback College. He lives in Laguna Hills, California. His family includes his mother Edna, brother Vince, and sister Charlene.
|Four Continents Championships||14th|
|Asian Winter Games||8th|
|U.S. Championships||9th N.||7th N.|
|N. = Novice level|