Apparently an old competitor, Sam Auxier, the president of U.S. Figure Skating accepted an invitation to come judge a skating competition over the summer at Ford Ice Center — where Hamilton’s Skating Academy is held. He told Hamilton he should host a Regional Championship Event, the first step on the way to Olympic qualification.
According to The Tennesseean -“Hamilton’s vision for a “mega-center” in Franklin, including a 5,000-seat auditorium, has been plotted out down to math on bond financing. He recently made a presentation to the Nashville Sports Commission on the need for more ice in Nashville and he said Williamson County just needs to “pull the trigger.” The facilities — and an Olympic sponsor, Bridgestone — are already in place for his figure skating vision.”
“There’s no reason in the world that Nashville can’t be the epicenter for figure skating in the United States,” he said. “You just have to ask the right questions and populate it with the right people. And then get others to contribute. It’s bold, but somebody’s got to do it. And why not? I mean, everything else in my life is illogical. Go after stuff and set goals. Let’s beat cancer, too.”