Athlete Role Models

Team USA’s Hannah Kearney (freestyle skiing), Ross Powers (snowboarding) and Molly Schaus (ice hockey) are among the 12 athletes selected by the International Olympic Committee to serve as Athlete Role Models at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. 

The ARMs will be accessible to the athletes in the Youth Olympic Village and during a series of educational activities and workshops within the Learn & Share Program. These activities will focus on areas such as skills development, how to lead healthy lifestyles, environment and social responsibility, and Olympism. 

The ARMs will be behind the scenes during competition and will also be available for informal chats in a specially created lounge that will be open to all participants. The athletes can also learn valuable lessons from the ARMs during “Chat with Champions” sessions – a Q&A format to promote discussion with the young athletes.

Hannah Kearney, three-time Olympic moguls skier and Olympic gold medalist 
Ross Powers, two-time Olympic snowboarder and Olympic gold medalist
Molly Schaus, two-time Olympic silver medalist in ice hockey