Michael Botticelli, a well-known figure skater and coach at the William L. Chase Arena in Boston, Massachusetts, has passed away. He lost his battle with cancer on February 28, 2023, after a brave and determined effort.
Olympic skater Michael Botticelli lost his fight with brain cancer on Wednesday, March 1, according to a statement from US Figure Skating.
Further announcements from the officials regarding the funeral services are possible. On social media, everybody is paying tribute to him.
“More depressing information for the skating community. Today, Michael Botticelli was victorious and received his wings. He and Sheryl made such a fantastic team. All those who knew him and saw him skate will remember him, and he can finally rest in peace.”
“Michael Botticelli, you lived your life so fully and profoundly impacted so many people. Now, you will look for other skaters in heaven who have passed away before you.
God bless you and your family through this challenging time, Mary Emes.
Michael C. Botticelli, an American figure skater who participated in pairs competitions with Sheryl Franks, was born on July 10, 1959, in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1977, the duo won the bronze medal four times at the US Figure Skating Championships. They also placed seventh at the 1980 Winter Olympics. At William L. Chase Arena, he was a coach.
He left a lasting mark on the skating community, and it will be challenging to match his excitement and energy both on and off the ice. He will be greatly missed by many. Many of these children truly felt like his own family to him. Many of the children who had him as a coach claimed that he improved the quality of their lives. He served as an example for them.