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2-Time U.S Champion and Olympian Gracie Gold Joins Ice Den Figure Skating Coaching Staff

By Marcy Fileccia, 02/09/18, 11:30AM MST

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Will Help Young Skaters Shine On the Ice

For Immediate Release:
Friday, February 9, 2018

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) - The Ice Den is proud to announce that two-time U.S. Champion (2014, 2016) and Olympian (2014) Gracie Gold has joined its professional figure skating coaching staff.  Gold joins the largest coaching staff in the state, with over 50 talented coaches including fellow Olympians Steven Cousins and Naomi Lang.

With the Winter Olympic Games fast-approaching, the timing of Gold’s introduction to the Ice Den community couldn’t be more ideal.  The knowledge and experience she will share with young skaters looking to follow the same dreams is priceless.

Gold first started skating at the age of 8 years old and will teach advanced skaters of all ages at both the Ice Den Scottsdale and Ice Den Chandler.  At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Gold placed fourth in the Single Ladies event and earned a Bronze Medal for her contributions to the team event.  With her addition, the Ice Den continues to enhance its nationally recognized programs by offering valley skaters the opportunity to train and perform under the guidance of world class athletes who understand the conditioning, commitment and drive required to compete and the highest level.

Vice President of Skating and Programming, Julie Patterson shares the excitement and significance of the addition, “We are honored that Gracie chose the Ice Dens to launch her coaching career.  We have no doubt that her ideas and expertise will have an immediate and positive impact on our programs.  She is a role model for many of our skaters and we are thrilled that she will play a role in their development.”

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2011 Season: International Debut
  • 2012 World Junior Silver Medalist
  • 2-time National Senior Ladies Champion (2014, 2016)
  • 2014 Winter Olympics = Bronze Medal Team
  • 2014 Winter Olympics = 4th Place Single Ladies
  • Junior National Champion (2012)
  • 2-time Grand Prix Champion (2015, 2016)
  • World Championships = 4th Place (2015, 2016)


About the Ice Den

The Ice Den Scottsdale, located on Bell Road just east of the 101 Freeway, is a 150,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art ice skating and entertainment center and still home to the NHL's Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club who practice at the facility on a regular basis. The Ice Den is also home to a Mountainside Fitness Platinum training center, OSR Physical Therapy, an Over Easy breakfast diner, Chilly Bean Café, Divalicious women’s boutique and 18 Degrees, North Scottsdale's coolest neighborhood grill.

The Ice Den Chandler, acquired in January 2014, is located on West Harrison just east of the I-10 off Ray Road.  The building underwent a 4-month estimated $5 million renovation immediately upon purchase.  Highlights of the renovation include two completely rebuilt ice surfaces to enhance the skating experience, as well as new flooring and lighting.  In addition, guests enjoy new amenities including a Coyotes Ice Sports pro shop for hockey and figure skaters, enhanced spectator viewing areas, 18 Degrees Express, Chilly Bean Café and Ice Den Conditioning.

Contact: Marcy Fileccia, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, mfileccia@coyotesice.com, 480.473.5804