UPCOMING & RECENT TELEVISION / PUBLIC APPEARANCES
Adam visited Kansas City at the end of October 2018 when Queer Eye was filming their third season for Netflix. He and ABC News producer Robert Zepeda mentioned in the latter’s Instagram story to look for their segment “next March” [link to a group photo on Zepeda’s Instagram account]. UPDATE: Season 3 is set to launch on March 15, 2019 and Adam’s behind the scenes segment with the Fab 5 will air on Good Morning America on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Adam surprised Marie Kondo (of Netflix’s “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”) as she picked out her dress to wear ahead of the February 24th Oscars red carpet [click here to watch on Access’ YouTube channel].
Adam will be a guest judge (show episode date TBA) on Season 11 of VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” [as published in this 2/19/19 press release on Futon Critic].
Adam promoted the upcoming ISU Four Continents Championships at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on ‘Good Day LA’ on February 4, 2019 [click here to watch his 2-minute video interview]. He is scheduled to co-host the Four Continents Exhibition Gala that will start at 6 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday, February 10.
Adam hosted the 2019 North American Hairstyling Awards, produced by the Professional Beauty Association, on Saturday, January 26 in Long Beach, California. The livestream [can be watched on demand here] (online registration is required).
Adam spoke at the 3rd annual Women’s March in Los Angeles’ Pershing Square on January 19, 2019. A video clip of his speech can be watched both [on NowThis Sports’ Facebook page] and [NowThis’ Twitter account]. He also explained why participation is important to him [in a clip posted on Access’ YouTube channel].
Adam was on the first 20 minutes of the third hour of the TODAY Show on Wednesday, January 2, 2019: [watch a 3-minute clip on the TODAY show’s Twitter account]. A longer clip [ can be viewed on Today’s YouTube channel].
Adam was featured in NBC’s A Toast to 2018 (Monday, December 31, 2018 from 8:00-10:00 pm ET), hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, “a star-studded New Year’s Eve primetime special highlighting the year’s biggest pop culture moments, videos and trends.” [brief clip of Adam on Dateline NBC’s Twitter’s account].
Adam appeared in taped segments of THE YEAR: 2018 (Sunday, December 23, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 pm ET), hosted by Robin Roberts and other ABC News anchors. The show was described as a “news-filled, star-studded look at the most unforgettable and unbelievable moments of the year. The eighth annual network special will deliver an eye-opening, uplifting and often hilarious look at the year’s biggest names, hottest trends and lowest moments.”
Adam was one of Samantha Bee’s special guests in her Full Frontal show’s holiday episode on TBS that aired on Wednesday, December 19, at 10:30 p.m. Eastern/Pacific time [watch their segment on the show’s YouTube account]. He also filmed on the ice with Samantha on December 3 [view their minute-long promo on the show’s YouTube account]. More links are posted on the NEWS page.
Adam was on the TODAY Show on Wednesday morning of December 5 [watch on TODAY’s Twitter’s account] to promote his scripted television debut/guest appearance on NBC’s Will & Grace as “Timothy the barista” on Thursday, December 6 at 9 pm Eastern & Pacific/8 pm Central [watch his scene with “Will” via Nick Zaccardi’s Twitter account].
Adam was featured in CBS This Morning’s “Note To Self” series on Monday, November 19 — Adam Rippon, who will no longer skate competitively, reflects on “wild, emotional” journey [Link to read the article and watch his video] [Link to watch on CBS This Morning’s YouTube channel] [30-second preview tweeted by CBS This Morning]
Adam returned as a special correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America on both Wednesday, November 14, and Thursday, November 15, as the host of their red carpet coverage at the 52nd Annual Country Music Awards (CMA) that took place in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday night. Watch Adam’s segment on Good Morning America’s YouTube channel: [All the best looks from the CMA Awards red carpet]
Adam appeared in Season 1 Episode 5 of DOUBLE TAKE on Facebook Watch (October 24): [Watch this episode on the series’ Facebook page]
Olympian Adam Rippon goes incognito as a director with the help of hypnotist Chris Jones. The goal? To prank his biggest fan and see just how far he’ll go to defend Adam’s honor.
Adam filmed a segment in Laramie, Wyoming about the 20th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death for ABC’s Nightline that aired on Thursday night, October 11: [link to watch the video] (Adam appears at the 6-minute mark). Shepard, a 21-year-old college student, was brutally attacked in an anti-gay hate crime on October 7, 1998, and died 6 days later from his injuries. Adam recounted Shepard’s story for Now This Morning [link to watch the video on their Facebook page].
Adam has completed filming on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars: Juniors which premiered on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 8-10 pm ET. He is one of 3 judges on the show and upcoming episodes will air in its regular time slot of Sundays from 8-9 pm ET [link to ABC’s website for DWTS: Juniors]. The show’s finale was broadcast on Sunday, December 9, 2018.
Adam will make his scripted television debut as a guest star in an episode of Will & Grace this fall on NBC [view Matt Bomer’s Instagram Story selfie with Adam as published in this People article]. Broadcast date: Thursday, November 29 at 9 pm Eastern & Pacific/8 pm Central.
Adam taped an interview with actress Cate Blanchett [view their photo on his Instagram] for ABC’s Good Morning America that was broadcast on Friday, September 21. Go to the NEWS page for the link to the video and recap article.
Adam was a guest on the first episode of the 11th season of MTV’s “Ridiculousness” that premiered on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 8 pm ET/PT. MTV’s website has uploaded 2 clips on their website: [Clip 1][Clip 2]. For future re-broadcasts of Adam’s episode [check TV Guide’s online listing].
RECENT PAST PUBLIC EVENTS
Saturday, November 3: “An Evening with Adam Rippon” at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis [info about his Q&A session and ticket information].
Thursday, November 1: “An Afternoon with an Olympian – Adam Rippon” at the University of Utah (free to the University community) [event info].
Saturday, October 20: Adam was one of the “Making a Difference” Award Honorees at the Matthew Shepard Foundation’s 2018 Bear to Make a Difference Gala [event information & website link]. “The 2018 Bear to Make a Difference Gala is an opportunity for community members, civic leaders and corporate partners to come together to support the work of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and those who share our commitment to a future free from hate. Special Guests: Judy and Dennis Shepard”
Link to a video of his speech and his mother’s introduction of him is posted on the NEWS page.
Wednesday, October 17: Adam spoke to Ohio State University students about “his work as an LGBTQ+ advocate, athlete and rising star” [link to OSU Multicultural Center’s LGBTQ History Month page].
Saturday, October 6: Adam spoke on the topic “Eat Like A Champion” at EEEEEATSCON New York from 2:00-2:45 pm in Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York [event information & website] [view a photo of him onstage on Twitter].
Friday, October 5: Adam was the keynote speaker at Equality Michigan’s “Building Bridges” Fall Reception in Detroit, Michigan [event information & website link] [WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with figure skater and activist Adam Rippon (Oct. 4)]. “EQMI has been Michigan’s premiere LGBTQ anti-violence and political advocacy organization for over 25 years and counting.”
Adam was a special guest at the annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. FULL VIDEO of his keynote address [posted on Out & Equal Workplace Advocates’ YouTube channel ]; CLIPS of his speech posted on Twitter: [Clip 1][Clip 2]. Link to Out & Equal’s [2018 Workplace Summit media kit document (PDF)]. “Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workplace equality.”
Adam was a guest speaker at the Forbes Under 30 Summit Boston on Monday afternoon, October 1, 2018 [event information]. He spoke on the topic of “Owning Your Brand: Authenticity and the Fame Game” with comedian/actress/producer Esther Povitsky. Links to video and photos are posted on the NEWS page.
Thursday, September 27: Adam participated in the Equality Keynote session at the 2018 Dreamforce Equality Summit in San Francisco, California, organized by Salesforce. A video link is posted on the NEWS page.
Adam spoke at Marriott International’s launch of their inaugural #LoveTravels Beyond Barriers Summit in New York City on September 25: [view a photo of him on the company’s Twitter account]. #LoveTravels represents Marriott International’s celebration and support of inclusion, equality, peace and human rights.
Monday, September 24: Adam participated in LARAMIE: A LEGACY, a benefit reading of The Laramie Project to honor the life and legacy of Matthew Shepard, at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College in New York City. Links to articles and photos are posted on the NEWS page.
Saturday, September 15: Adam attended the 22nd annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, D.C. as [ confirmed in HRC’s tweet] [link to event website]. Links to video, article & photos are posted on the NEWS page.
Friday, September 14: Adam headlined the 2018 Chicago House Speaker Series with Wanda Sykes [link to to event website]. “Chicago House is the leading social services provider for housing and support for those living with HIV/AIDS.”
Adam and Mirai Nagasu celebrated their DSW partnership by hosting a meet & greet at the DSW store at 79th Street and Broadway in New York City [click here to view 2 photos] on Saturday, September 8 from 1-4 pm.
Adam participated in a Q&A and Signing at MOHEGAN SUN POCONO’s Keystone Grand Ballroom in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, September 5 [click here to watch a local TV news report] and at The Shops at MOHEGAN SUN in Uncasville, Connecticut on Thursday, September 6 [click here to watch a local news show clip][click here to view an album of photos on Mohegan Sun’s Facebook].
Adam headlined the final SUN VALLEY ON ICE show of the summer on Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho and performed his two Stars on ice tour solos (Adele’s Remedy” and his “Let Me Think About It” SP).
Adam was a featured speaker at NEWBO EVOLVE (inaugural festival in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, August 3-5, 2018, that “celebrates the creative bohemian spirit through music, art, fashion, dance, food, and technology”). With 2 different moderators at the Cedar Rapids Convention Complex, Adam first opened up “about how his life changed dramatically when he made the choice to just be himself and the freedom that came with it, both on and off the ice” in Being My True Self from 2:30-3:30 pm on Saturday; then he “shared his inspiring story and where he found the drive to keep working toward his Olympic goals despite challenges he faced” in What Inspires Me from 2:30-3:30 pm on Sunday [link to the event website]. Links to a video, article & photos are posted on the NEWS page.
Friday, June 8: Adam was honored with a proclamation by the New York City Council’s LGBT Caucus at 11:30 am on the steps of New York City Hall. Video, articles & more are posted on the NEWS page.
Monday, June 11: Adam co-hosted (with Gus Kenworthy) the TrevorLIVE New York gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The NEWS page has video/article/photo links.
Friday, June 15: Adam taped an episode of MTV’s “Ridiculousness” show with Rob Dyrdek in Van Nuys, California [link to show’s website].
Saturday, June 16: Adam was the special guest at the three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury basketball team’s celebration of PRIDE Night and participated in a halftime Q&A at center court: [read the original press release here].
Monday, June 18: Adam was one of the speakers at the the Opening Plenary session of the Service Unites conference (formerly called the Conference on Volunteering and Service), powered by Points of Light, 4-6 pm at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia [WATCH his speech here].
June 19-21: Cannes Lions 2018 “international festival of creativity” in Cannes, France [link to the event website]. More information can be found on the NEWS page.
“Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu broke the ice on their new DSW partnership by hosting a DSW Block party at the 34th street store in New York City on Wednesday, June 27 from 4-7 pm EST. The event was free and open to the public.” Refer the the NEWS page for articles and photos.
2018 U.S. STARS ON ICE tour (22 cities):
April 6: Fort Myers, Florida
April 7: Orlando, Florida
April 8: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
April 14: Providence, Rhode Island
April 15: Portland, Maine
April 19: Allentown, Pennsylvania
April 20: Hershey, Pennsylvania
April 21: Long Island, New York
April 22: Hartford, Connecticut
April 27: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
April 28: Detroit, Michigan
April 29: Chicago, Illinois
May 4: Grand Rapids, Michigan
May 5: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 6: St. Paul, Minnesota
May 11: Phoenix, Arizona
May 12: Anaheim, California
May 13: San Jose, California
May 16: Salt Lake City, Utah
May 18: Spokane, Washington
May 19: Seattle, Washington
May 20: Portland, Oregon
[Click here for Ticket information]
ABC’s DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES [ABC’s official website for the show]
Monday, April 30 – Live Televised Premiere in Los Angeles (8:00-10:01 pm Eastern time/7-9 pm Central time)
Monday, May 7 – Live 8:00-10:01 pm Eastern / 7:00-9:01 pm Central
Monday, May 14 – Live 8:00-10:01 pm Eastern / 7:00-9:01 pm Central
Monday, May 21 FINALE* – Live 8:00-9:00 pm Eastern / 7:00-8:00 pm Central *announced as the Mirrorball Trophy (season 26) winner with Jenna Johnson
Tuesday, June 5: “Pride Party at Sea” – Flagship Party on the Celebrity Summit, Kings Wharf, Bermuda: [view publicity flyer here]; [view Adam’s photo with some of the Celebrity Cruises’ staff here].
2018 ISU World Championships (Milan ITA) – originally assigned; elected not to compete
2018 Olympic Winter Games (Gangneung, South Korea) – 10th (Individual Event)
2018 Olympic Winter Games (Gangneung, South Korea) – 3rd (Team Event)
2018 U.S. Championships (San Jose, California) – 4th
2017 ISU Grand Prix Final (December 7-10, 2016, Nagoya, Japan) – 5th
2017 Skate America Grand Prix (November 24-26, 2016, Lake Placid, New York) – 2nd
2017 NHK Trophy Grand Prix (November 10-12, 2016, Osaka, Japan) – 2nd
2017 Finlandia Trophy (October 6-8, Espoo, Finland) – 3rd
2017 U.S. Championships – WD (injury)
2016 ISU Grand Prix Final (December 8-11, 2016, Marseille, France) – 6th
2016 Trophée de France Grand Prix (November 11-13, 2016, Paris, France) – 3rd
2016 Skate America Grand Prix (October 21-23, 2016, Hoffman Estates, IL) – 3rd
2016 U.S. International Classic (September 14-16, Salt Lake City, UT) – 3rd
2016 ISU World Championships (Boston, MA) – 6th
2016 U.S. Championships (St. Paul, MN) – 1st
2015 Golden Spin of Zagreb – 2nd
2015 Rostelecom Cup Grand Prix – 4th
2015 Skate Canada Grand Prix – 4th
2015 Finlandia Trophy – 2nd
2015 ISU World Championships (Shanghai CHN) – 8th
2015 ISU Four Continents Championships (Seoul KOR) – 10th
2015 U.S. Championships (Greensboro, NC) – 2nd
2014 Trophée Eric Bompard Grand Prix – 5th
2014 Skate Canada Grand Prix – 10th
2014 Finlandia Trophy – 2nd
2014 ISU Four Continents Championships (Taipei City TPE) – 8th
2014 U.S. Championships (Boston, MA) – 8th
2013 NHK Trophy Grand Prix – 4th
2013 Skate America Grand Prix – 2nd
2013 Gardena Spring Trophy – 2nd
2013 ISU Four Continents Championships – WD (injury)
2013 U.S. Championships (Omaha, NE) – 5th
2012 NHK Trophy Grand Prix – 8th
2012 Cup of China Grand Prix – 4th
2012 World Team Trophy, Japan – 2nd (team)
2012 ISU World Championships (Nice FRA) – 13th
2012 ISU Four Continents Championships (Colorado Springs, CO) – 4th
2012 U.S. Championships (San Jose, CA) – 2nd
2011 Trophée Eric Bompard Grand Prix – 4th
2011 Skate Canada Grand Prix – 4th
2011 ISU Four Continents Championships (Taipei City TPE) – 5th
2011 U.S. Championships (Greensboro, NC) – 5th
2010 Skate America Grand Prix – 4th
2010 Skate Canada Grand Prix – 3rd
2010 ISU World Championships (Torino ITA) – 6th
2010 ISU Four Continents Championships (Jeonju KOR) – 1st
2010 U.S. Championships (Spokane, WA) – 5th
2009 NHK Trophy Grand Prix – 6th
2009 Trophée Eric Bompard Grand Prix – 3rd
2009 ISU World Junior Championships (Sofia BUL) – 1st
2009 U.S. Championships (Cleveland, OH), Senior debut – 7th
2008 Cup of Russia Grand Prix – 5th
2008 Skate America Grand Prix – 8th
2008 ISU World Junior Championships (Sofia BUL) – 1st
2008 U.S. Championships (St. Paul, MN), Junior – 1st
2007 Junior Grand Prix Final (Poland) – 1st
2007 Junior Grand Prix (Bulgaria) – 2nd
2007 Junior Grand Prix (Romania) – 1st
2007 U.S. Championships (Spokane, WA), Junior – 6th
2007 Eastern Sectional Championships, Junior – 1st
2006 South Atlantic Regional, Junior – 1st
2006 U.S. Championships (St. Louis, MO), Junior – 11th
2006 Eastern Sectional, Junior – 3rd
2005 Junior Grand Prix (Croatia) – 6th
2005 Triglav Trophy, Junior – 1st
2005 U.S. Championshps (Portland, OR), Novice – 2nd
2005 Eastern Sectional, Novice – 1st
2005 South Atlantic Regional, Novice – 4th
2004 U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate – 6th
2004 South Atlantic Regional, Intermediate – 4th
2003 U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile – 7th
2003 South Atlantic Regional, Juvenile – 4th
ISU Personal Best Scores (International)
89.04 (2017 Skate America)
182.28.72 (2016 Trophée de France)
267.53 (2016 Trophée de France)
Personal Best Scores (U.S.)
96.52 (2018 U.S. Nationals)
187.77 (2015 U.S. Nationals)
272.48 (2015 U.S. Nationals)
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