Rafael Arutunian

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Rafael Arutunian

(sometimes mis-spelled as Araturian http://www3.sympatico.ca/john.angel/)

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is a champion figure skating coach. He currently coaches three times Canadian Figure Skating Champion and 2006 Olympic bronze medalist Jeffrey Buttle. Jeffrey Buttle just won again the Canadian men's Championship held in Halifax (January 20, 2007 - with the highest ever score in Canadian Championships) dancing to the tune of "Grroong Ousdi Gou Kas" followed by a most energetic "Kocharee" with davoul and zourna that brought the audience to its feet (two standing ovations). Mr. Buttles was wearing one of his favorite costumes "Ararat" for the performance (see: http://www.jeffbuttle.com/news.php ) and even had Kotcharee steps choreographed in the performance. You can see the performance on video here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x110xy_jeff-buttle-2007-canadian-nats-fs

Mr. Arutunian has also worked with 5 time World Champion Michelle Kwan who dropped-out gracefully from the US Team in the February 2006 Winter Olympics. Mr. Arutunian also coaches 2005 Junior World Champion Mao Asada. He has also coached in the beginning of his international career Russian skater Alexander Abt