One of the most sought after keynote speakers and the most recognized male figure skating stars in the world, Scott Hamilton is an Olympic Gold Medalist, Network TV skating analyst, actor, performer, producer, Emmy Award nominee, best-selling author, role model, humanitarian, philanthropist, and a cancer and brain tumor survivor.
After winning Olympic gold in Sarajevo in 1984, Scott went on to found and headline in Stars on Ice, which is still touring 20+ years later. He regularly provides commentary for NBC Figure Skating competition coverage. His two books, Landing It and more recently, The Great Eight, How to Be Happy (Even When You Have Every Reason to be Miserable) have both earned critical praise.
Following his mother’s passing from and his own survival of cancer, Scott launched the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship) with a mission to improve cancer patient survivorship by supporting world class cancer research and the highest quality patient treatment and care. The Foundation, in association with programs he created at the Cleveland Clinic, supports two cancer education websites—Chemocare.com and RadCare.org and the patient mentoring program The 4th Angel Network, dedicated to providing user-friendly information and personalized support to cancer patients, survivors and their families.
He also recently broke ground on the first Scott Hamilton Proton Therapy Center outside of Nashville, a significant step towards a progressive new vision in cancer advocacy, awareness and treatment. Proton Therapy is one of the most advanced treatments available to cancer patients and there are currently only 15 proton therapy centers in the United States.
Scott serves on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics International, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Provision Center for Proton Therapy. He is also the founder of the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, TN, where he can frequently be found coaching Learn to Skate students and sharing his love of skating. He lives outside of Nashville with his wife Tracie and their four children.