Date of birth: 04.06.1987
Place of birth: Kerava
Height: 172 cm
Home town: Jyväskylä (FIN) and Oberstdorf (GER)
Profession: medical doctor, PhD
Hobbies: cooking, fishing 
Start sk. / Club: 1992 / Peurunka Skating Academy Laukaa (PeSal)
Internet / Social Media contact: Facebook: Valtter Virtanen
Instagram: valtterthequaddoctor
Coach: Michael Huth, Alina Mayer-Virtanen
Choreographer: Adam Solya
Former Coach: J.F. Ballester, Karel Fajfr,
Practice low season: 12 h/week Peurunka (FIN) and Oberstdorf (GER)
Practice high season: 20 h/week Peurunka (FIN) and Oberstdorf (GER)
Music Short Program as of season 2021/2022
This Place Was A Shelter by Olafur Arnalds,  Arnor Dan
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season 2021/2022
Sail by Aaron Bruno, performed by Awolnation
We Are by Marijn Van Der Meer, Jorrit L Kleijnen, performed by HAEVN (Symphonic Tales)
Personal Best Total Score 190.97 14.01.2022 ISU European Championships 2022
Personal Best Score Short Program 67.34 12.01.2022 ISU European Championships 2022
Personal Best Score Free Skating 123.63 14.01.2022 ISU European Championships 2022
14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20 20/21 21/22
Olympic Games                
World Championship     33  35  32    31   
European Championship 18  26  23  19        19 
Four Continents                
World Juniors                
National Championship 1.S  1.S  1.S  1.S  2.S  2.S    1.S 
S=Senior; J=Junior; N=Novice
International Competition Year Place International Competition Year Place
ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2020, Oberstdorf 2020 13. ISU CS Finlandia Trophy 2021, Espoo 2021 19.
NRW Autumn Trophy 2020, Dortmund 2020 5. ISU CS Denis Ten Memorial Challenge, Nur-Sultan 2021 11.
Tallink Hotels Cup 2021, Tallinn 2021 5. NRW Trophy 2021, Dortmund 2021 4.
ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 - OWG Qualifying, Oberstdorf 2021 24. Tallinn Trophy 2021, Tallinn 2021 2.
Virtanen is a medical doctor (Ph.D.) after graduating end of 2015 and works part-time in the emergency room of the hospital of Peurunka in Finland. He got married to Alina Mayer (GER), a  competitive figure skater, in July 2016 and their daughter was born in January 2021. His wife is part of his coaching team. He splits his training time between Germany and Finland.
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