Nicole Della Monica

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In this multi-word name, the family name is Della Monica, not Monica.
Nicole Della Monica
2012 WFSC 04d 105 Nicole Della Monica Matteo Guarise.JPG
Della Monica and Guarise at the 2012 World Championships
Personal information
Country represented Italy
Born (1989-06-03) 3 June 1989 (age 27)
Trescore Balneario, Bergamo
Home town Albano
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Partner Matteo Guarise
Former partner Yannick Kocon
Coach Cristina Mauri, Cristina Pelli
Former coach Silvia Martina, Lucia Civardi, Knut Schubert, Angela Puelisi, Oleg Vasiliev
Choreographer Corrado Giordani
Former choreographer Luca Mantovani, Paola Mezzadri, Valter Rizzo
Skating club Forum SSDRL Assago
Training locations Saint Petersburg
Former training locations Zanica
Began skating 1995
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 192.02
2017 Worlds
Short program 70.08
2017 Worlds
Free skate 126.62
2015 Warsaw Cup

Nicole Della Monica (born 3 June 1989) is an Italian pair skater. With Yannick Kocon, she placed sixth at the 2009 and 2010 European Championships and 12th at the 2010 Winter Olympics. With Matteo Guarise, she has won eight international medals, including two on the ISU Challenger Series, and is the 2016 Italian national champion. The pair competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics, placing 16th.


Della Monica competed as a single skater through the 2006–07 season and is the 2005 Italian national bronze medalist.

Partnership with Kocon[edit]

Della Monica started skating pairs in 2007 when she teamed up with Yannick Kocon, who was also a single skater until then.[1] They are the 2009 and 2010 Italian national champions. They represented Italy at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Their partnership ended in January 2011 — Della Monica had a chronic inflammation in her left knee and her recovery time was uncertain.[2]

Partnership with Guarise[edit]

Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise in 2017

Della Monica teamed up with former World champion roller skater Matteo Guarise in late November 2011.[3][4][5] They train mainly in Zanica.[6] They withdrew after the short program from the 2012 Italian Championships. Della Monica/Guarise made their international debut at the 2012 Bavarian Open where they won the bronze medal. They were assigned to compete at the 2012 World Championships and finished 15th.

Della Monica/Guarise placed 9th at the 2013 European Championships and then 14th at the 2013 World Championships, where Italy secured two berths for the 2014 Olympic pairs event. After winning bronze at the 2013 Winter Universiade and silver at the 2014 Italian Championships, they placed eighth at the 2014 European Championships. Della Monica/Guarise were named along with Italian champions Stefania Berton / Ondrej Hotarek as Italy's pairs entries at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Just before the event, Guarise tore the medial meniscus in his right knee.[7][8] The pair finished 16th at the Olympics. He then underwent a knee operation and resumed training at the start of March.[8]

In the 2014–15 season, Della Monica/Guarise competed at two Grand Prix events, placing 5th at the 2014 Cup of China and 6th at the 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard. After finishing second to Valentina Marchei / Ondřej Hotárek at the Italian Championships, they came in 6th at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden and 14th at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai, China.

In 2015–16, Della Monica/Guarise took the bronze medal at the 2015 Ice Challenge, their first ISU Challenger Series (CS) event. After finishing fifth at their sole GP event, the 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard, they appeared at two more CS events, winning silver at the Warsaw Cup and placing 6th at the 2015 Golden Spin of Zagreb. In December 2015, they won their first national title together, edging out Marchei/Hotárek.


With Guarise[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
Cosmic Journey:
  • Stand by Me
  • Let's Twist Again
  • Rock Around the Clock

With Kocon[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
  • The Mission
    by Ennio Morricone

Singles career[edit]

Season Short program Free skating

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

Pairs with Guarise[edit]

Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
Olympics 16th
Worlds 15th 14th 16th 14th 11th 13th
Europeans 9th 8th 6th 6th 8th
GP Bompard 8th 6th 5th
GP Cup of China 5th 5th
GP NHK Trophy 7th
GP Rostel. Cup 7th
GP Skate Canada 6th
CS Golden Spin 6th 1st
CS Ice Challenge 3rd
CS Lombardia 1st
CS Warsaw Cup 2nd
Universiade 3rd
Bavarian Open 3rd
Cup of Nice 3rd 7th 1st
Lombardia Trophy 5th
MNNT Cup 1st
Nepela Memorial 3rd
Italian Champ. WD 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st
Team events
Team Challenge
2nd T
5th P
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Pairs with Kocon[edit]

Della Monica and Kocon at the 2009 European Championships.
Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Olympics 12th
Worlds 18th
Europeans 6th 6th
GP Cup of China 6th
GP Cup of Russia 5th
Cup of Nice 2nd
Golden Spin 2nd WD
NRW Trophy 1st 1st
International: Junior[22]
Junior Worlds 14th
Italian Champ. 1st J. 1st 1st WD
J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

Singles career[edit]

Event 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
Merano Cup 2nd
International: Junior
JGP Canada 12th
JGP Czech Republic 6th
JGP Poland 11th
JGP Serbia 16th
Dragon Trophy 2nd J
EYOF 2nd J
Italian Champ. 3rd 6th
J = Junior level


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  2. ^ "Separazione per Nicole Della Monica e Yannick Kocon" [Nicole Della Monica and Yannick Kocon split] (in Italian). 6 January 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Bagdasarova, Maria (23 November 2012). "Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise: "Every competition is an opportunity to grow"". Absolute Skating. 
  4. ^ "Della Monica/Guarise nuova coppia di artistico italiano" [Della Monica/Guarise form a new pair team] (in Italian). 19 November 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  5. ^ McCarvel, Nick (12 February 2014). "Ex-roller skating champ Matteo Guarise makes smooth transition to ice for Olympics". NCB Sports. Archived from the original on 4 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Sciarrillo, Laura; D'Eredità, Eleonora (13 July 2012). "Della Monica/Guarise's first year together: we are not afraid of working hard". 
  7. ^ Barone, Francesco (14 February 2014). "L'avventura indimenticabile di Guarise" [Guarise's unforgettable adventure]. Corriere Romagna (in Italian). 
  8. ^ a b "Il punto sui partecipanti ai Mondiali di Saitama" [Update on the Worlds entries]. Neve Italia (in Italian). 3 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Pattinando intorno al mondo [Skating around the world] (Streaming) (in Italian). Italy: Mediaset. 11 June 2015. 
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  13. ^ "Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "Nicole DELLA MONICA / Yannick KOCON: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. 
  17. ^ "Nicole DELLA MONICA / Yannick KOCON: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 March 2010. 
  18. ^ "Nicole DELLA MONICA / Yannick KOCON: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. 
  19. ^ "Nicole DELLA MONICA / Yannick KOCON: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008. 
  20. ^ a b "Nicole DELLA MONICA: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 June 2007. 
  21. ^ a b "Competition Results: Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE". International Skating Union. 
  22. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Nicole DELLA MONICA / Yannick KOCON". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 February 2014. 

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