Walter ThorneAugust 27, 2022
Donald LaPlumeSeptember 12, 2022
Amy Peterson Peck
US Speedskating Hall of Fame, 5 Time Olympic Short Track Team Member, 3 Olympic Medals, US Flag Bearer Olympic Opening Ceremonies
Amy Peterson Peck is a 5 Time Olympic Short Track Team Member, winner of 3 Olympic Medals, and was chosen by her teammates to be the US Flag Bearer at the 2002 Olympic Opening Ceremonies. She is a 9 Time US Champion who was born and raised in St Paul, Minnesota. Amy started figure skating at age 2 and continued until age 14. She first began speedskating at age 6. Her Olympic career and journey began with the Olympic Games in 1988 in Calgary, at the age of 16. She won a silver medal at the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France. At the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, Amy added 2 Bronze medals to her Olympic wins. In 1997, was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and missed out on making my 10th straight US World Team. However, in 1998 Amy bounced back and qualified for her 4th Olympic Team, placing 4th place in the 1000m in Nagano, Japan.
As a member of the 2002 Olympic Team, marking her 5th Olympic winter Team, Amy was chosen by her Olympic Teammates to carry the flag in the Opening Ceremonies in Salt Lake, the highest honor an Olympian can receive.
Amy served as an athlete representative on both the US Speedskating Board of Directors and the US Olympic Committees Athlete Advisory.
Amy is a graduate of Concordia University in St Paul, MN with a B.S. in Kinesiology. After the 2002 season, Amy retired from competitive skating and pursued coaching. In 2004, she received the Developmental Coach of the Year award from the United States Olympic Committee.
In 2006, Amy was inducted into the US Speedskating Hall of Fame.
Amy and her husband Bill Peck, a 6th generation Dairy Farmer in Upstate New York, have 4 sons, Hansen – 15, Hudson – 13, Hayden – 11, and Henry – 9.
Currently, Amy is the Head Speedskating Coach of the Saratoga Winter Club in Saratoga Springs, New York.