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2018

2018

Inaugural Peggy Fleming Trophy artistic skating competition held as part of the annual Broadmoor Open in Colorado Springs.

2018

2018

Awarded Doctor of Humane Letters by Colorado College at commencement exercises.

2018

2018

Legacy of Ice dinner and fundraiser at the Broadmoor Hotel in celebration of its centennial year. Discussed winning the Olympics fifty years ago in a “fire side chat” with USOC’s Mike Moran.

2018

Dedication of the plaque next to the Skaters Memorial Bench at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. The Bench memorializes the members of the Broadmoor Skating Club who lost their lives in the 1961 airline crash.

2018

2018

50th anniversary of Olympic Gold Medal. Started the year by attending U.S. Figure Skating Championships in hometown of San Jose, CA and being interviewed by Anne Thompson for NBC’s TODAY show on skating career and achievements.

2017

2017

Dedication of the residence hall, Fleming House, named in my honor at Colorado College where attended college while preparing for the Olympics and other national and international competitions.

2010

2010

Member of Vice President Joe Biden’s delegation to the opening of the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada.

2007

2007

Appeared in movie, Blades of Glory, as a skating official. What fun!

2005

2005

Creation of Fleming Jenkins Vineyards & Winery. With Victories Rose, $2 of every bottle sold is donated to breast cancer research, treatment and outreach with donations totaling over $56,000.

2002

2002

Skates with Scott Hamilton in the opening ceremonies of the Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games.

2001

Traveled cross country from Pennsylvania to California with John Madden on the Madden Cruiser in the aftermath of the 9/11 strike on America. Saw the country rally together in the face of this terrible tragedy.

1999

1999

Published her autobiography, The Long Program, Skating Toward Life’s Victories.

1998

1998

As a spokesperson for women’s health, appeared on Oprah, the Rosie O’Donnell Show and in a group photo of women diagnosed with breast cancer for the cover of PEOPLE magazine.

1998

1998

Diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. It was successfully treated. Became a spokesperson for women’s health and breast cancer prevention.

1981

1981

Became an expert commentator for ABC Sports and later ESPN. Participated in the broadcast of many skating exhibitions and competitions, including the Olympic Winter Games over the following 28 years.

1980

1980

Performed with her ice show on the South Lawn of the White House as part of the White House holiday celebrations for President and Mrs. Carter.

1980

With a group of American skaters, goes to the People’s Republic of China to help introduce figure skating to the people of China. The ABC Sports telecast of the trip, titled First Visit of American Figure Skaters to the People’s Republic of China, was seen by over 800 million Chinese citizens.

1972

1972

Creates her own touring ice show for the summer months-Concert on Ice-and for special occasions during the winters.

1970

1970

Marries her high school sweetheart, Greg Jenkins, who was a figure skater too. Greg goes on to become a physician and dermatologist. Together, they have two sons and in 2018 celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary.

1968

1968

Begins many seasons of touring with Ice Follies shows around the country. Later would appear in Holiday on Ice and Ice Capades shows.

1968

1968

Her first job-starring in the first of five NBC Television Specials (1968-Here’s Peggy Fleming, 1971-Peggy Fleming in Sun Valley [won two Emmy Awards], 1972-To Europe with Love, 1973-Peggy Fleming Visits the Soviet Union, 1976-Peggy Fleming at Madison Square Garden).

1968

1968

Won the gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble, France. Was the only American athlete to win a gold medal in the 1968 Winter Games.

1966

1966

Won the first of three consecutive gold medals at the World Championships (Davos, Switzerland in 1966, Vienna, Austria in 1967 and Geneva, Switzerland in 1968).

1965

1965

Moved with her family from Los Angeles to train with renowned coach, Carlo Fassi, at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.

1965

1965

Won the bronze medal at the World Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1964

1964

Competed in the Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria. Placed 6th at the Olympics and 7th at Worlds.

1964

1964

Won the first of five consecutive U.S. National Senior Ladies Championships at the age of 15. Named to the U.S. Olympic Team and World Team.

1961

Her skating coach, William Kipp, was killed along with the entire U.S. Figure Skating team in a tragic plane crash in Belgium. The team was on its way to the World Championships, which were then canceled because of this terrible event. The U.S. figure skating lost its most respected skaters, coaches, judges and officials.

1959

1959

Won the first skating competition she entered-U.S. Figure Skating Central Pacific Championships in the Juvenile Girls division. Won in 1960 too in the Southwestern Pacific Championships.

1957

1957

Started skating when her dad took Peggy and her sisters to a local rink. Quickly realized this was a sport she really enjoyed and could probably do well. Started getting skating lessons.

1948

1948

Born in San Jose, California. Grew up with her mom, dad and three sisters on a small farm. Loved climbing trees, being outdoors and playing baseball.

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