Olympian Jason Brown appears on the cover of the August-September issue of SKATING, which hits mailboxes starting July 31.
Brown is pictured on stage with a harmonica in tribute to late Chicago blues legend Little Walter. Brown, a Chicago-area native, is performing his short program this season to Little Walter’s 1952 chart-topping song “Juke.”
A story about Brown’s musical selections, another about the adversity his camp faced during the Olympic season and a question-and-answer segment with his mom and dad are featured in the issue.
Below is a list of commitments that the U.S. silver medalist has honored since leaving Sochi in February. Also below are photos from his June 30 photo shoot in Denver with professional photographer Hans Rosemond.
Since the Olympics, Jason has:
- Represented the United States Olympic Committee and U.S. Figure Skating in lighting the cauldron at the 2014 Olympic Downtown Celebration in Colorado Springs.
- Resumed his education at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, where he’s taking an accounting class this summer.
- Traveled to the Bay Area as one of the special guests of U.S. Figure Skating’s S.T.A.R.S. program, in which skaters participate in a series of off-ice tests that measure athleticism and give benchmarks for overall fitness.
- Went to the White House with Team USA and met President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
- Joined coach Kori Ade at the inaugural Best of U.S. Awards Show in Washington, D.C., where Ade won the USG Building Dreams Award.
- Performed on the 20-city post-Olympic tour with Stars on Ice.
- Threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field before a Chicago Cubs game.
- Appeared on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” which Brown’s mother, Marla, helped to produce in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
- Moved from an apartment on the south side of Colorado Springs to the Olympic Training Center.
- Received a key to the city of Highland Park, Ill., in a ceremony that featured a marching band and an ice sculpture in Jason’s image.
- Walked the red carpet for the film Divergent with twin skating sisters Gracie and Carly Gold.
- Performed his Riverdance free skate at Rockefeller Plaza and was interviewed by Matt Lauer on “The Today Show.”
- Attended a Figure Skating in Harlem fundraiser in New York.
- Appeared on Windy City Live (local Chicago show), where he demonstrated his ability to do the splits.
- Appeared on an NBC Chicago news show.
- Appeared on WGN Morning News.
- Attended the Wish of a Lifetime benefit dinner. (Wish of a Lifetime is an organization whose mission is to foster respect and appreciation for seniors by granting life-enriching wishes.)
- While in Chicago for Stars on Ice, Jason participated in five hours of a Skatefest where he skated with young skaters.
- Teaches learn-to-skate classes on Saturday mornings in Monument.