Condoleeze Rice? :grin:
Are you asking about skaters who accomplished something notable outside of skating ? I don't know about lists or rankings, but do want to add Wayne Seybold's name to the mix. He was a US Olympian in pairs and has been the Mayor of Marion, Indiana (pop approx. 31,000) since 2003.
A mayor in the mix! Cool!
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
(Edna St Vincent Millay)
not in any order
michelle--envoy and getting a degree, tenely and debi both doctors great accomplishment
plus debi-helping out with senior citizens etc.
maybe the usfsa should help out with money for the trip.
the mayor i forget his name -
the jenkins brothers--
sarah hughes for going to college
jennifer kirk for her newspaper duty.
there is so many that is hard to put down and sometimes we don't really know what they have done.
that is all i know
brian maybe cooking show,
all the skaters who go to college like jennifer,
loren galler rabinowitz etc.
instead of skating on shows,
paul i think did shows while might have went to college--not sure.
kristi and scott for the charity work etc.
sarah for going to college-hopefully moving on to be a lawyer.
but it seems to me the skaters either go to college and then move on with their lives, or stay in skate in shows/tour and acting, commentating .
which we sometimes see a bit too much of them.
i don't mind skaters commentating but it is getting a bore or (too much) for so many athletes to be acting.
Since the thread title mentions skaters and not just figure skaters, I'll add one of my all time faves, Eric Heiden. After his 5 gold medal Olympic performance, he switched to cycling and became the US Pro Road Champion as well as riding in the Tour de France.
After his cycling career, he went to medical school and became an orthopedic surgeon. He now works regularly as a team doctor for US speed skating and BMC pro cycling team. Plus he and his wife have teamed with a leading sports doctor in cycling to establish a well known orthopedic center as well as conducting sports training camps.
"The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett
Scott Kramer is a dentist.
I think Scott Cramer is a chiropractor.
She was an ice dancer when she was a teen ager.
I believe I may have learnt more from my failed figure-skating career than I did from anything else. Athletics gives you a kind of toughness and discipline that nothing else really does."
WOW!! I was so impressed with the list. These people are great role model for young skaters. Life after skating is very important, can't say enough. Education is the key. I hope the future list gets bigger, e.g. Flatt, Emily Hughes, etc. I was embarrassed when people talked about Bobek or Harding. Thanks for the thread.
I don't know about rankings, but as someone who did something completely different after skating, Todd Waggoner was a Navy fighter jet pilot and now flies for United Airlines.
"There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class." -- Judith Martin
Kristi definitely deserving to be on that list for doing something notable outside of skating ... the Always Dream Foundation:
Also adding Tara Lipinski to the list for her charitable work which includes national spokesperson for Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Childhood Leukemia Foundation. She's also involved with the Childrens Circle of Care, the Make A Wish Foundation and supports St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital.
"A house without books is like a room without windows." ~ Horace Mann.