Scott Hamilton is a household name for anyone who grew up in the ’80s or ’90s. He is the face of American ice skating and an Olympic Gold medalist. Unless you have researched Scott, you might not know just how amazing a human being he is. From his nearly fatal childhood illnesses to his decades-long battle with cancer and the loss of his mother at a young age, Scott is truly a “miracle on ice.” Michelle and I are fortunate to call him, and his wife, Tracy, friends, and it’s humbling to watch how the Hamilton’s never miss a chance to serve. Wisdom, grit, grace, ambition, and humility. Not many people have all 5 of those things, but Scott has them all in spades. Every time he speaks, I learn something. - Brad
The most recognized male figure skating star in the world, 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 a analyst/commentator, performer, producer and best-selling author (Fritzy Finds a Hat, 2020, Finish First: Winning Changes Everything, 2018; The Great Eight, 2009; Landing It, 1999). He further inspires others as a speaker, humanitarian, and as a cancer and pituitary brain tumor survivor.
After losing his mother to cancer, then becoming a survivor himself, 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.com and the 4th Angel Mentoring Program. Events such as Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer and An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends galas fund research into treatments that treat cancer and spare the patient harm.
He is also the founder of the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy at the Ford Ice Centers in Antioch, TN and Bellevue, TN, where he may frequently be found coaching Learn to Skate students and sharing his love of skating.
In what little free time remains, Scott can be found on the golf course and enjoys spending time with his wife Tracie and four children – at their home in Nashville, Tennessee.