Jiranek, Michael - 1995

Jiranek, Michael - 1995

Michael Jiranek

Figure Skating Builder, Bashaw

Inducted in 1995


Michael Jiranek has earned an excellent reputation as a coach of provincial, divisional, national and international figure skaters. He is highly regarded for the confidence, calmness, and love of skating that he instills in his skaters. Four-time World Champion Kurt Browning and Canadian Women's Senior Singles Champion Lisa Sargeant are among the skaters whom he has coached. Both skaters won national senior singles titles in 1990 making him the first Canadian coach in twenty one years to achieve the distinction. Michael Jiranek is the recipient of the 1989 Alberta Coaching Recognition Award; 1990 Alberta Coach of the Year; 1989 to 1991 Coaching Excellence Awards; and, 1990 Coach of the Year.