Icebreakers: Adam Rippon Receives NYC Council Proclamation, Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc Discuss Last Season and More

In this week’s Icebreakers, celebrate Pride Month with Adam Rippon’s NYC Council Proclamation, look back at Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc’s last season of growth, get a personal update from Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea and much more.


1. Adam Rippon Celebrated with NYC Council Proclamation For His Skating Achievements, LGBTZ Advocacy (Team USA) – Adam Rippon accepts a proclamation from the New York City Council and shares how he’s using his platform for good.

2. Mirai Nagasu Talks Life After the Olympics, “Dancing with the Stars” and Public Speaking (Team USA) – The 2018 Olympic bronze medalist is ready to continue telling her story—even if it means public speaking.

3. Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc Find Their Groove (Figure Skaters Online) – In a wide-ranging interview, 2018 Four Continents silver medalists Cain and LeDuc get real about the ups and downs of last season, their future and more.

4. A Long Update (Kayne & O’Shea Online) – 2018 U.S. silver medalists Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea give insight into their training and Kayne’s health in their latest blog post.

5. Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon: ‘After Coming Out, My Career Took Off’ (Yahoo Lifestyle) – Adam Rippon shares his personal journey on learning to accept himself and deciding to come out.

6. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s Nets Blog: Offseason, Drake vs. Pusha T, Figure Skating (Brooklyn Nets) – Wondering how Maia and Alex Shibutani are such good friends with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson? Read his blog to find out.

7. At 59, Lisa Sheehan-Smith is Still Placing in Competitive Figure Skating (ESPN) – Age is just a number. Read about this adult skater’s love for figure skating.