Now that he’s retired from ice-skating, Adam Rippon is trying to figure out what the rest of his life is going to look like. He talks about his hopes for the future, adjusting to sudden fame, and seeing his body change now that he’s stopped training.
“To set the tone for the book, the first sentence is ‘When I first started skating, I f—king hated it,’ Rippon, 29, told Page Six at the Moët & Chandon event for the launch of the Moët Riviera Spritz in New York Wednesday.
The champion figure skater said his first time on the ice he “had this idea of how it was going to go, and when it wasn’t going that way, I was, like, ‘I’m over this. I want to have a hot chocolate.’”
Rippon noted that his hatred for skating didn’t last long, and he soon became an “instigator” for trips to the rink and wanted to go “all the time.”