Meet our Auckland Coaches!

Macarena Carrascosa

Macarena Carrascosa

Owner and Founder of Hey Macarena

I started skating when I was 4 years old. I have 11 national titles and 2 Oceania titles. I have been to 3 Junior World Championships, 1 America’s Cup and 1 Senior World Roller Games. I have been coaching since 2010 and started teaching at ActivZone in 2015. That same year I graduated from The University of Auckland with a BSc in Sport and exercise science and Psychology. I am part of the High Performance Coaches Commission in a support role to help improve the skating of Aotearoa as a whole. In 2018, I helped start up the North Shore Artistic Roller Skating Club. I am the head coach and elected club president of NSARSC. I started my Adults Classes because I believe you’re never too old to try something new! I love coaching and encouraging all skaters to reach their full potential. Join us at our classes and fall in love with Artistic Roller Skating!

Sarah Butler

Sarah Butler

Māia Fitness founder and head coach of Mums & Tots

Sarah is an accredited personal trainer, accredited artistic roller skating coach, a proud Māori Wāhine and even prouder māmā.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Sarah competed as both a Victorian and Australian representative for 13 years, attending 4 Junior World Championships  and 5 Oceania Championships throughout her junior career. In 2018, Sarah moved to Aotearoa where she began a personal journey of development as both a senior competitor and skating coach.

Mercedes Carrascosa

Mercedes Carrascosa

Lead coach at Adults and Mums & Tots

I’ve been on skates ever since I could walk (2 years old!) and have been competing at NZ nationals since the age of 4! I’ve represented NZ at the Oceania championships 4 times and also at America’s Cup 2019. My first World Roller Games as a junior was in 2019 and I’m planning on doing at least 2 more! I’ve been sharing my knowledge and love for skating as a coach since 2014 and love helping to grow the sport. My favourite class to teach is the Adults Class! Can't wait to introduce you all to roller skating and how fun it can be!

Sophia Hutchinson

Sophia Hutchinson

Homeschool and Adult Class Coach

Sophia started roller skating in July 2019. She progressed to helping with the Learn to skate classes in October 2019 and fell in love with it! Sophia got her NZFRS coaching certificate at the end of 2019 and has been a stellar addition to our coaching team ever since. Her favourite thing to do on skates is spinning. She has a ballet background and has danced for most of her life which has helped her pick up many skills quickly. She's excited to keep improving her skating skills and coaching for NSARSC and Hey Macarena at our Homeschool and Adult Learn to Skate classes.