Tara started out on roller skates when she was very young, winning several competitions, but she wanted to move even faster. When her parents first took her ice skating, Tara had a horrible time staying on her feet, and they were convinced that the sport wasn't for her. But when her parents went inside for hot chocolate and came back a little later, Tara had adjusted to her ice skates and was flying across the rink.
Her Chinese astrological sign is the Dog.
Her astrological sign is Gemini.
She was born on the same day as Leelee Sobieski and Princess Madeleine.
Tara is a two-time winner of the Champions Series, Grand Prix of Figure Skating final in 1997and 1998.
Tara wrote two books: Totally Tara - An Olympic Journey and Triumph On Ice.
Tara toured with Stars on Ice for four seasons.
Tara won a Bronze medal in the 1996 U.S. Nationals Championship.
Tara finished second in her first competition, the 1990 regional championship.
Tara began figure skating at age six.
Tara began roller skating at age three and won several roller skating competitions.
Tara graduated from River Oaks Academy high school, on 18 May 2000, in Houston, Texas.
Tara suffered a hip injury in practice in August 1998, two years later she underwent surgery to repair torn cartilage in her hip.
Tara turned professional in 1998, she announced her decision on the Today Show on April 7, 1998.
Tara became the first female skater to land a triple loop/triple loop jump combination.
March 1, 1998 was declared Tara Lipinski Day in Houston, Texas.
Tara was one of the judges for the Miss Teen USA Pageant in 1998.
Tara was inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2006.
Tara was voted Best Female Athlete at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 1999 and 2000.
Tara won Best Female Athlete at the inaugural Fox Teen Choice Awards in 1999.
Tara was named the 1997 Female Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Tara came in second at the 1995 United States Figure Skating Championships as a junior.
Tara is 5' 1" tall, that's 1.55 meters.
At the time that she won her Olympic gold medal in 1998, she was the youngest person ever to win that title at the age of 15.
Tara used to be pen pals with Lacey Chabert.
She won the USA National Championships in 1997.
She Won the World figure skating Championships in 1997.
Tara's official website is at TaraLipinski.com.
Tara: Acting is easier than skating in a way and harder in other aspects. In skating, you get one chance, and with acting you get to do it over and over.
Tara: I had that feeling of just pure joy and I went out there and put it in my program.
Tara: Over the years, God and St. Therese have kept me going no matter how bad things were.
Tara: The sound of the blades on the ice in the morning is like smelling fresh coffee.