Watch our cityCURRENT signature speaker series featuring Scott Hamilton, Olympic gold medalist, television broadcaster, best-selling author, humanitarian, cancer survivor, and eternal optimist.
About Scott Hamilton
The world’s most recognized male figure skating star, Scott Hamilton, has won 70 titles, awards, and honors, including an Emmy Award nomination, induction into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame, and a privileged member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
In 1984, Scott captured the attention of the world with his Olympic Gold medal performances in Saravejo and since has shared his love and enthusiasm for the sport as an analyst/commentator, performer, producer, and best-selling author (Fritzy Finds a Hat, 2020, Finish First: Winning Changes Everything, 2018, The Great Eight, 2009 and Landing It, 1999). Scott inspires others as a speaker, humanitarian, and survivor of cancer and pituitary brain tumor.
After losing his mother to cancer, he also became a survivor; Scott turned activist, launching the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education, and Survivorship). He founded several education and survivorship programs, including Chemocare, and the 4th Annual Mentoring Program. In addition to those programs, Scott wrote Fritzy Finds A Hat to help ease the conversation with children about cancer, with proceeds benefitting the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. Events such as Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer and an evening with Scott Hamilton& Friends galas fund research into treatments that beat cancer while respecting the patient.
He is also the founder of the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy at the Ford Ice Centers in Antioch and Bellevue, TN, where he can frequently be found and shares his love of skating, coaching Learn to Skate students, and supporting the work of athletes in the SHARP 4 Sports: Specialized High Aptitude Resource Program under the Skating Academy umbrella, to build elite figure skating in Nashville. In what little free time remains, Scott can be found on the golf course and enjoys spending time with his wife Tracie and their children at their home in Nashville, Tennessee.