Kristi Yamaguchi is one of the Bay Area’s best known women of ice. She grew up in Fremont and skated in San Jose and beyond before taking Olympics gold in figure skating in 1992. She won the World Championships in 1991 and 1992, as well as Junior World Championships in 1988. After her Olympics win, Yamaguchi toured with Stars on Ice, worked as spokeswoman, wrote a best-selling children’s book and won Dancing With the Stars.
Yamaguchi continues to call the Bay Area home, raising her daughters here with husband, retired hockey play and Sharks play-by-play announcer, Bret Hedican.