Olympian Adam Rippon Hosting Event in Philadelphia This Week
One of America's most beloved Olympians is coming to Philadelphia this week, and you can be there.
Yeah, you'll be able to see figure skater Adam Rippon at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Thursday (October 17). Adam will be there promoting his new book by having a conversation hosted by broadcaster Tracey Matisak. The event will take place at the Parkway Central Library, located on Vine Street (between 19th and 20th streets).
Rippon, 29, became a household name when he was one of the stars of the US figure skating team during the 2018 Olympics. The team took home the bronze meal, making Adam the United States' first openly gay athlete to win a medal at the Winter Olympics. In the individual men's event, he placed 7th in the short and 10th in the free to place 10th overall.
He's become a cultural icon since then, and he even won season 26 of the hit ABC show, Dancing with the Stars in 2018. He retired from professional skating last year.
Thursday's event starts at 7:30, with ticket prices starting at $15. For $34 you'll receive a ticket to the event as well as a copy of Rippon's book. Click here for more details and ticketing information.
Adam's book, Beautiful on the Outside, will be released on Tuesday. The book is described as a chance a memoir from the "former Olympic figure skater and self-professed America's Sweetheart." The description says that Rippon shares his underdog journey from beautiful mess to outrageous success in a hilarious, big-hearted memoir. You can purchase the book now on Amazon.com.