Adam Rippon Confirms His Retirement From Competitive Figure Skating

Adam Rippon Confirms His Retirement From Competitive Figure Skating

Adam Rippon is hanging up his figure skates – at least competition wise.

The 29-year-old Olympic medalist, and recent DWTS: Athletes champ, took to social media to confirm that he won’t be returning to the competition circle – something that he’s said before, but just made official.

After taking part in CBC News’s Note to Self series, where celebrities write messages to their younger selves, Adam added a few notes about leaving the competition ice behind.

“I’m traveling (what feels like almost every day), working all the time, enjoying every second of my new life, and feel so lucky for all the opportunities I’ve been given,” Adam wrote in the Twitter thread. “Thank you for rooting for someone like me. I will always root for you too. ❤️”

He added, looking at his fans who hoped he’d change his mind, “One last thing: If you thought I was going to continue competing after the Olympics I will have a drink for you tonight because you are out of your mind crazy and I admire your optimism and love you with my full heart.”

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