Kristi Yamaguchi Skates Into Town

Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi appeared 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile, at the John Hancock Observatory Monday night.  

Yamaguchi laced up her skates to promote her children’s book, Dream Big, Little Pig.  She began the evening skating in the sky on the Observatory’s synthetic ice rink to speak about her book, foundation and life.  She then answered questions and eventually sat down for a meet & greet with her fans – where she personally signed copies of her book.

Dream Big, Little Pig is about a swine named Poppy who has big dreams and wants to be a star.  Poppy soon discovers that everything she tries is not as easy as it sounds.  However, when Poppy discovers ice skating, magical moments occur and she finally believes in herself.

Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation was created for the sole purpose to inspire and embrace the hopes and dreams of children.  The motto ‘Always Dream’ has served as her personal inspiration for many years. It is her constant reminder to dream big, never lose sight of her goals, and strive to become a better person.   

A big dream that Yamaguchi accomplished was winning the mirrorball trophy on the 6th season of Dancing with the Stars a few years ago.

If you would like to skate 1,000 feet in the sky, the Hancock Observatory ice rink has been extended and will remain open until April 17, two weeks longer than originally slated.







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