Wilhelm Bietak

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Wilhelm Bietak
Personal information
Full name Wilhelm Bietak
Country represented  Austria
Born (1947-05-23) May 23, 1947 (age 67)
Height 183 cm (6.00 ft)
Former partner Evelyne Schneider
Gerlinde Schönbauer

Wilhelm "Willy" Bietak (born May 23, 1947 in Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria) is an Austrian pair skater and skating event producer. During his career, he competed internationally with partners Evelyne Schneider and Gerlinde Schönbauer, and competed at the Olympic Games with both of them. He was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2009.


With Gerlinde Schönbauer, he represented Austria at the 1964 Winter Olympics, where they placed 12th. Their partnership ended in 1966.

He then teamed up with Evelyne Schneider. They represented Austria at the 1968 Winter Olympics, where they placed 15th.

Following his retirement from competitive skating, he founded Willy Bietak Productions, a production company headquartered in Santa Monica, California.[1] They produce skating events and temporary ice rinks for events.

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Schneider)

Event 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
Winter Olympic Games 15th
World Championships 12th 13th 13th WD
European Championships 13th 12th 10th 13th 14th
Austrian Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Winter Universiade 3rd
  • WD = Withdrawn

(with Schönbauer)

Event 1963 1964 1965 1966
Winter Olympic Games 12th
World Championships 11th 10th
European Championships 14th 9th 9th 11th
Austrian Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st


  1. ^ "Willy Bietak Productions, Inc.". Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. 

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