Rochester, MN -- The Rochester Amateur Sports Commission (RASC) is proud to announce that the most recognized male figure skating star in the world, Scott Hamilton, will be the guest speaker for the 11th annual Rochester Area Sports Banquet in January.

Scott Hamilton

Scott has won 70 titles, awards and honors including an Emmy Award nomination, induction into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame and a privileged member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame. In 1984, he captured
the attention of the world just over 30 years ago with his Olympic Gold medal performances in Saravejo and since has shared his love and enthusiasm
 for the sport as a commentator, performer, producer and best-selling author (Landing It, 1999; The Great Eight, 2009).

He further inspires others as a speaker, philanthropist and cancer and pituitary brain tumor survivor.

Ed Hruska, executive director of the RASC stated, “We are very excited to have Scott as our speaker at this year’s Rochester Area Sports Banquet. We are a very strong Figure Skating community and Scott is recognized as one the greatest in his sport. In addition, he is a first-class individual who has gone on to succeed in every other aspect of his life. We feel strongly the banquet should provide a speaker who not only has a great story – but is a first class person. Scott certainly fits that role”

Scott is actively involved in his Scott Hamilton C.A.R.E.S. Foundation (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship), Chemocare.com and RadCare.org & patient mentoring program The 4th Angel Network (in conjunction with CARES). He serves on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics International, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Provision Center for Proton Therapy.

He is also the founder of the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, TN, where he can frequently be found coaching Learn to Skate students and sharing his love of skating.

The Rochester Area Sports Banquet is held each January to honor the past year’s accomplishments of area athletes. This year’s banquet is scheduled for Monday, January 25th at the Mayo Civic Auditorium. Banquet Award Finalists will be selected and notified in early December. For ticket information and additional event details, contact the RASC office at 507-280-4701.

(Rochester Amateur Sports Commission)