27 January 1893|
||22 April 1975
Willy Böckl (January 27, 1893 – April 22, 1975) was an Austrian figure skater. He won the World Figure Skating Championships four times and captured two silver medals at the Winter Olympics.
After retiring from skating, he moved to the United States and became a coach. In 1938, Willy Boeckl (the spelling was changed sometime after he arrived in the United States) was one of thirteen prominent figure skating instructors from the United States and Canada, who met in Lake Placid, New York for the purpose of forming an association of figure skating instructors. This distinguished group became known as the American Skaters Guild (the name was later changed to the Professional Skaters Guild of America in 1950, and again to the current name of the Professional Skaters Association). Willy became the first president of the guild; Willie Frick its first vice-president, and Walter Arian, second vice-president.
- ^ PS Magazine, 50th Anniversary issue, History of the Professional Skaters Guild of America,January, 1988