The Scott Hamilton Skating Academy has been honored by U.S. Figure Skating as the recipient of the 2015 Kick Start Award, which recognizes the program that experiences the largest increase in one Basic Skills membership cycle.
The program, under the direction of Olympic champion figure skater Scott Hamilton and established in 2014 along with the grand opening of Ford Ice Center in Antioch, Tenn., has seen plenty of success in its first year, with 320 registered members and counting.
“On behalf of the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy, we are excited and honored to be recognized by U.S. Figure Skating as the recipient of the 2015 Kick Start Award,” Ford Ice Center General Manager Danny Butler said. “We have enjoyed tremendous growth throughout all of our programs during our inaugural year here at Ford Ice Center, and that wouldn’t have been possible without the tremendous support we’ve received from the City of Nashville, Mayor Karl Dean, the Metropolitan Sports Authority and the residents of Middle Tennessee.”