25 February 1977 |
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Partner||Toni Mattila, Michel Bigras|
|Coach||Arja Wuorivirta, Martin Skotnicky|
|Skating club||HSK Helsinki|
Maikki Uotila-Kraatz (born 25 February 1977) is a Finnish ice dancer. With Toni Mattila, she is the 1997 Finnish national champion and competed in the final segment at the 1996 European Championships.
Uotila was born on 25 February 1977 in Espoo, Finland. She received a Bachelor of Arts in dance from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. In 2004, she settled in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She married Victor Kraatz on June 19, 2004. They have two sons – Oliver (born September 14, 2006) and Henry (born July 10, 2010).
Uotila competed as a single skater until 1994, winning the junior silver medal at the 1992 Nordic Championships. In 1994, she switched to ice dancing, teaming up Toni Mattila. They competed in the free dance at the 1996 European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, finishing 23rd. They also appeared at the 1996 World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, but were eliminated after the compulsory dances.
After two silver medals, Uotila/Mattila won the Finnish national title in the 1996–1997 season. They placed 26th at the 1997 European Championships in Paris, France. They were coached by Arja Wuorivirta and Martin Skotnicky. They ended their partnership in 1997 after three seasons together.
Uotila competed with Michel Bigras in the 1997–1998 season.
|Season||Original dance||Free dance|
Ice dancing with Bigras
Ice dancing with Mattila
|Nordic Championships||2nd J||6th J||6th J|
|J = Junior level|
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