Michael Christian Martinez is a Filipino figure skater. He is a two-time Triglav Trophy champion and has won one ISU Challenger Series medal, silver at the 2014 Warsaw Cup. Martinez is the first skater from Southeast Asia and figure skater from the tropical zone to qualify for the Olympics and the only athlete to represent the Philippines at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Martinez began skating in 2005 at the SM Southmall ice rink. In 2009, he missed two months after a skating blade cut his thigh. In addition to training in Manila, in 2010 he began spending several months a year in California working with John Nicks and Ilia Kulik.
Michael Christian Martinezbegan experiencing asthmatic bronchitis at two months old and was frequently in the hospital