2006 U.S. Hall of Fame
Tara Lipinski is the newest inductee to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Lipinski was honored during the 2006 State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships in St. Louis, Missouri.
Lipinski holds the distinction of being the youngest ladies champion at three major figure skating competitions having been born in Philadelphia on June 10, 1982. At 14, she captured a gold medal at the 1997 U.S. Championships, as well as the World Championships. One year later Lipinski, who was 15 years and 255 days old, became ladies figure skating champion at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, making her the youngest ladies figure skating Olympic gold medalist. Lipinski also has a place in the record book as being the first woman or man in a national or international competition to complete a triple loop/triple loop combination.
Lipinski’s newest off-ice passion is acting, having made her TV debut in 1997. Her most recent television role was for the comedy series Malcolm in the Middle. Lipinski also has done voice for TV and radio and appeared in major motion pictures.
The Olympic gold medalist has remained active in many charitable organizations including Spokesperson for Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Tobacco-Free Kids. In April 2000, Lipinski became the Spokesperson for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign.
Lipinski currently has two books about her career and life: Totally Tara - An Olympic Journey and an autobiography Tara Lipinski - Triumph on Ice.