Florence Isabelle Schelling is a Swiss former ice hockey goalkeeper who competed internationally with the Swiss women’s national ice hockey team. Florence is a four-time Olympian, having participated in the 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Switzerland women’s ice hockey team placed 7th in 2006 and 5th in 2010, won a Bronze medal in 2014, and came 5th in 2018. At the Olympic games in Sochi, Florence was awarded the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award.
In addition to the Olympic Games, she represented Switzerland in 11 World Championships, and medaled (Bronze) once in 2012. Florence also played with EHC Bülach of the Swiss men’s National League B in the 2013–2014 and 2014–2015 seasons, the first and only woman to ever play in the league.
After her playing career she became assistant coach and later head coach of the Swiss Under 18 Women’s National Team. In addition, she had the privilege of being one of the ‘athlete role models’ during the Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne in 2020.
In addition to her sports career, she graduated with a Master of Science in Business Administration and is currently the general manager for SC Bern of the Swiss National League. She is the first woman to be named general manager of a professional men’s team in the world.