In his own words…
Extreme Ice Center has been my coaching home base since 2007. I am available by appointment. My experience as a skater, coach, parent and seminar leader has enabled me to communicate the core concepts of skating in a cohesive and motivating style. I love teaching athletes of all ages and levels. I enjoy contributing to Extreme Ice Center’s team of skating coaches through Learn to Skate USA and Elite Skating Academy, as well as private lessons.
I Specialize in…
Freestyle, skating skills, jumps, spins, choreography, footwork, moves show tricks, off-ice classes, and individual training, hockey skating and mentoring.
Since I began skating at 3, I cannot imagine life without being on the ice, and I hope to instill in others the simple joy of gliding, spinning, jumping and expressing emotion to music. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to represent the USA in two Winter Olympics, and to reach my lifelong goal of standing on the Podium in 1992. Everything came together for the final competition of my amateur career, and that performance provided a springboard to six years of pro skating all over the world.
- 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist, Albertville, France
- United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame Inductee (2007)
- 1988 Olympian, Calgary, Canada
- 1993 World Professional Champion
- Headliner with Stars on Ice and Champions on Ice (1988-1998)
- Five Time US Championship Mens Medalist (1988-1992)
- 1981 US and World Junior Men’s Champion
- 1980 US Junior Pairs Champion
- 1979 US Novice Men’s Champion
- USFS Triple Gold Medalist (Figures, Freestyle, Pairs)
- Star of numerous nationally televised competitions, shows and specials
- Played hockey from Mites to Pee Wees (Dallas, TX)
- PSA Master Rated Coach, Freeskate (Level IV Ranking)
- Coach of National Junior Medalist, 2011
- USFS Olympian Mentoring Program
- PSA Conference Keynote Speaker
- Conducted over 50 Seminars Worldwide – Catering to All Levels of Skaters
- Choreographer for National Medalists Skating Skills, Edge and Figure Classes (Competed in School Figures for 20 Years, including 1988 Olympic Games and 1988, 1990 World Championships
Health / Well-Being Coaching, Keynote Speaker
- Performance Coach, Human Performance Institute (Johnson and Johnson Company) Coaching Fortune 500 Executives, focusing on growing energy capacity, effective energy management. (2012-Present)
- Keynote Speaker, Clients include Marriott, Disney, McDonald’s, IBM, Medtronic. Motivational message, including Olympic Experience of 35-Day Turnaround Story. (1988- Present)
Broadcasting / Public Relations
- Color Commentator, ISU Grand Prix, World Championship and Winter Olympics for ESPN/ABC, CBS, Westwood One, NBC 1994-Present
- Host and Master of Ceremonies, Evening with Champions Annual Benefit Show for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University (1992-Present)
- Spokesperson for Various Companies and Organizations
- Honors Graduate of Harvard College, BA (Government) 1991
- MBA Graduate, Harvard Business School (2000)
I have lived in Charlotte since 2006. My wife’s name is Kate, and she was also a great athlete. She played hockey goalie for Division I Brown University. We have three children together: Hannah, Emma, and Caleb.