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Figure Skating - Scott Hamilton
Bowling Green skaters, residents and visitors alike marvel at Scott's many accomplishments. At the Ice Arena, we are proud to have helped Scott during his early years and to continue supporting his endeavors today.
For five consecutive years, a promotional event has been earmarked to benefit Scott Hamilton CARES. The entire BGSU community is also grateful, humbled and appreciative of Scott's support of the new Entrepreneurship Center within the College of Business Administration. Refer to a past issue of the BGSU Monitor to learn more.
Scott won four U.S. championships in succession (1981 - 1984), four World Championships (1981 - 1984), and a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics. After his win in the Olympics, Scott turned professional and toured with Ice Capades for two years before creating Scott Hamilton's American Tour, which was renamed Stars on Ice. Before he retired in 2001, Scott co-founded, co-produced and performed in Stars on Ice. Scott Hamilton was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 1990.
In 1997 Scott faced testicular cancer. After treatment, he made a return to skating. On November 11, 2004, Scott was diagnosed with craniopharyngioma, a slow-growing, benign, non-cancerous brain tumor in the region of the pituitary gland. Scott chose to treat his tumor with the Gamma Knife, a non-invasive radiosurgery designed to provide with high accuracy a high dose of radiation to the tumor. In June 2010 Scott decided to have brain surgery in order to prevent the recurrence of the tumor; which could have caused blindness if he didn't have the surgery. The surgery was successful.