Nancy Kerrigan has been one of America’s most recognizable sports icons for over 20 years.
Kerrigan’s rise to competing at a national level began when she placed 3rd at the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, allowing her to qualify for the 1991 World Championships where she won the bronze medal as part of an American sweep.
In 1992, she earned a bronze medal in the Albertville Winter Olympics and the silver medal at the 1992 World Championships. In 1993 Kerrigan became the United States Ladies Champion and followed that up with her historic silver medal performance at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.
Along the way, Kerrigan became known for her groundbreaking fashion on the ice teaming up with Vera Wang and others to create some of the most memorable skating outfits in the history of the sport.
In addition to her work on the ice, the two time Olympic medalist has regularly appeared on television and movies as an actor (Boy Meets World, Blades of Glory, Saturday Night Live, Skating with Celebrities) or commentator (Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Lifetime Network, Fox Sports, NBC Sports), and is well known for being instrumental in the creation of Halloween on Ice.
Nancy has been a product endorser (Revlon, Reebok, Seiko, Campbell’s Soup, Old Navy), author (Artistry on Ice) and motivational speaker.
The Nancy Kerrigan Foundation has raised significant funds for the vision impaired in honor of her legally blind mother and she has been recognized for her excellence on and off the ice (US Figure Skating Hall of Fame, Mother’s Day Foundation Mother of the Year, New England Sports Hall of Fame).
More recently, Kerrigan has focused on her family (three children age 8, 11 and 19), choreography (Halloween on Ice, SkateNiagara, Bryant Park Holiday Show) and is currently executive producing the upcoming documentary “Why Don’t You Lose 5 lbs” which will examine the silent epidemic of eating disorders in sports.
Nancy can be followed on Twitter at @NancyAKerrigan and reached through StarGames at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reported for The Insider and Entertainment Tonight at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver Participated in A Caesars Tribute: A Salute to American Figure Skating
Named national spokesperson for the Foundation Fighting Blindness Hosted the final season of Nancy Kerrigan’s World of Skating
Reported for The Insider at the Torin Winter Olympics Hosted Nancy Kerrigan's World of Skating Season 2 Honored by MEDA for her work in promoting a positive image and healthy lifestyle for young female athletes Appeared in Halloween on Ice on NBC and shot a cameo appearance in Blades of Glory
Appeared in FOX's Skating with Celebrities Hosted the first season of Nancy Kerrigan's World of Skating Participated in Ice Wars, Brian Boitano's Skating Spectacular and Kristi Yamaguchi's Friends and Family
*** Inducted in U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame *** ISU Grand Prix analyst for Lifetime Television Released The Best of Halloween On Ice DVD and "Simply the Best" on the Tina Turner Tribute CD
Named spokesperson for Fight For Sight, a national organization that raises money to support eye research Performs as the voice of Helen Hen and Bernadette Bunny in Easter Egg Escapade
Published Artistry on Ice a figure skating instructional book, through Human Kinetics. This was Nancy's second book and follows her popular In My Own Words which was published by Hyperion Books Performed in Champions on Ice Winter Tour and appeared on Hollywood Squares Hosted Lifetime Television's coverage of the Grand Prix of Figure Skating
Starred in Footloose on Ice Named Outstanding Mother of the Year by the National Mother's Day Committee and received the prestigious Henry Iba Award
Starred in ESPN telecast of Halloween on Ice
Goodwill Games Bronze Medalist Established the Nancy Kerrigan Foundation to aid non-profit organizations that support the vision impaired
Made her singing debut with "Shining Through" on the Reflections off the Ice CD
Starred in: Champions on Ice Present Tour, Grease on Ice, Broadway of Ice, Halloween On Ice (co-creator & co-producer), Dreams on Ice special for CBS, An Evening of Country on Ice for TNN, One Enchanted Evening for Romance Classics Network, Alice Through The Looking Glass and more
Olympic Silver Medal in Lillehammer, Norway
Gold Medalist at US National Championships
Olympic Bronze Medal in Albertville, France Silver Medal at World Championships Silver Medal at US National Championships
Bronze Medal at World Championships Bronze Medal at US Championships
Gold Medal at US Olympic Festival
Bronze Medal at US Olympic Festival
Following the 1994 Winter Olympics, two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan turned her attention from international competition to exhibitions, benefits and corporate endorsements. Nancy toured for ten years with Champions on Ice and performed in dozens of live and made for television shows including Disney's Dreams on Ice, Feld Entertainment's Grease on Ice, StarGames' production of Footloose on Ice and her own show, Halloween on Ice. Kerrigan also authored two books on skating including Artistry on Ice, an instructional work published by Human Kinetics.
Nancy's dedication to charitable work off the ice is just as eye-opening as are her performances on the ice. In 1999 she established the Nancy Kerrigan Foundation, in honor of her mother, to help non-profit organizations that support the vision impaired and in 2007 she was named a national spokesperson for the Foundation Fighting Blindness which supports research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinal degenerative diseases. In addition, Nancy also has been an active fundraiser for Campaign SightFirst and has participated in such benefit ice events as An Evening of Championship Skating, Kraft Dreams on Ice, Skate Against Hate, Stars, Stripes & Skates and Frosted Pink.
In 2001, Nancy was voted Outstanding Mother of the Year by the National Mother's Day Committee and also received the prestigious Henry Iba Award. In addition to her role as wife and mother of three, Kerrigan appeared in the 2006 FOX television program "Skating with Celebrities," served as a correspondent for "The Insider" at the Torin Winter Olympics and shot a cameo appearance in the movie "Blades of Glory" featuring Will Ferrell.
More recently, Nancy hosted three seasons of her own television show "Nancy Kerrigan's World of Skating" on Comcast CN8 and served as the lead commentator for several webcasts on the IceNetwork.com. In 2011, she again reported for "The Insider" and "Entertainment Tonight" at the Vancouver Winter Olympics and was one of 21 U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame members who participated in the Caesars Tribute: A Salute to the Golden Age of American Skating in Atlantic City, NJ.