Constanze Paulinus

International Athlete

CP on the ice, looking up, in the beginning pose
© Birgit Lucke

My Skating Philosophy

I was passionate, dedicated and determined to be the best I could be.

CP on the ice, arms stretched out, balancing on the toes, audience blurred in the background
© Birgit Lucke

My Career

I will never forget the first time I entered an ice rink. I instantly fell in love with it. I skated as an amateur for 20 years, predominantly as a singles skater but also for a short time as a pairs skater, during which time I was fortunate to work with many high level international coaches.

CP on the ice, gliding on one leg, looking determined
© Birgit Lucke

My Experience

Looking back on my career, I believe my greatest attribute was my superlative work ethic, which when combined with my passionate enthusiasm enabled me to achieve a senior international standard of competition. I overcame a number of challenging hurdles as an athlete which I had to prevail over in order to compete at a high level, and this translated into incredibly beneficial experiences I utilise every day as a coach.

CP on the ice, smiling on the landing of a jump


National Championships

  • 1999 1st – British Novice Ladies Championships
  • 2000 2nd – British Primary Ladies Championships
  • 2000 2nd – British Junior Pairs Championships
  • 2001 1st – British Junior Ladies Championships
  • 2004 3rd – German Senior Ladies Championships
  • 2007 3rd – German Senior Ladies Championships
  • 2009 2nd – German Senior Ladies Championships

Best international placings

  • 2004 4th – ISU Junior Grand Prix, Chemnitz
  • 2004 8th – ISU Junior Grand Prix, Belgrade
  • 2005 7th – ISU Senior Grand Prix, Skate America
  • 2008 1st – Coupe de Nice, France
  • 2008 3rd – NRW Trophy, Germany
  • 2009 3rd – Aegon Ice Challenge, The Netherlands

One particular highlight was being asked by Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean to perform a solo for HM Queen Elizabeth II in honour of her Golden Jubilee Celebration in 2002.