Coach of Ice Dance Champions:
Patti Gottwein is a figure skating coach based in Colorado. She has coached national ice dance champions and also has coached students who have competed and medaled internationally.
Gottwein grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and began skating there as a child.
Figure Skating Test Record:
Bachelors of Arts, Graphic Design - Mount Mary College
Patti Gottwein began coaching figure skating in 1984. Over thirty skaters have passed the Senior Moves in the Field tests or Gold Dance tests under Gottwein's instruction.
Patti Gottwein's National Champions:
- 2007 - U.S. Novice Ice Dance Champions - Maia and Alex Shibutani
- 2006 - U.S. Intermediate Ice Dance Champions - Maia and Alex Shibutani
- 2005 - U.S. Junior Ice Dance Champions - Trina Pratt and Todd Gilles
- 2005 - U.S. Intermediate Ice Dance Champions - Piper Gilles and Tim McKernan
- 2003 - U.S. Novice Ice Dance Champions - Trina Pratt and Todd Gilles
Coach of One of the First National Solo Dance Champions:
In 2009, the first National Solo Ice Dance Championships took place in Colorado. Patti Gottwein coached the 2009 National Silver Solo Dance Champion, Paolina Bushur.
International Figure Skating Coach:
Gottwein's students have qualified, competed, won, and medaled in both the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating and in the Grand Prix of Figure Skating events.