Nancy Kerrigan, a two-time figure skating Olympic medalist, will open the 2022-23 season of Indiana State University’s Speaker Series on Tuesday. Her talk is at 7 p.m. in Tilson Auditorium.
Kerrigan is a sports icon. Her 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 a silver medal at the 1992 World Championships. In 1993, Kerrigan became the United States Ladies Champion, and she followed that up with her historic silver medal performance at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.
Along the way, Kerrigan became known for her fashion on the ice. She teamed up with Vera Wang and other designers to create some of the most memorable skating outfits in the history of the sport.
The Nancy Kerrigan Foundation has raised significant funds for the visually impaired in honor of her legally blind mother. In addition to her work on the ice, Kerrigan has regularly appeared on television and in movies including Boy Meets World, Saturday Night Live, Skating with Celebrities, and Fresh Off the Boat. She has served as a commentator on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Lifetime Network, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, and Inside Edition. She is well known for being instrumental in the creation of Halloween on Ice and other figure skating shows.
All ISU Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.