ISU Speaker Series: Nancy Kerrigan

ISU Speaker Series: Nancy Kerrigan

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Tirey Hall, Tilson Auditorium




(812) 237-3770


Who 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? That person is Nancy Kerrigan, and she will be coming to ISU as part of the University Speaker Series on September 13th, 2022, at 7:00 in Tilson Auditorium. Nancy Kerrigan has been one of America's most recognizable sports icons for over 25 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. 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, Fresh Off the Boat as well as a commentator on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Lifetime Network, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, Inside Edition. She is well known for being instrumental in the creation of Halloween on Ice and other figure skating shows.

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, Fight for Sight Lifetime Achievement). More recently, Kerrigan has focused on her family, choreography (Halloween on Ice, SkateNiagara, Bryant Park Holiday Show) while also appearing on Dancing With the Stars in Season 24. She also executive produced the 2017 documentary "Why Don't You Lose 5 lbs" which examined the silent epidemic of eating disorders in sports. She was on the Advisory Board for the Aurora Games, which is an international platform for women in sports and entertainment. She is also still active in working with various companies including Massachusetts based Revised Energy.

Please contact or (812) 237-3770 for more information. This event is free to the public!