Biography

“Mirai” means “future” in Japanese, and Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu has always been focused on it.

Mirai’s journey began in Montebello, California. An only child, Mirai was born to Kiyoto and Ikuko Nagasu and raised in Arcadia, California, where her parents own the restaurant, Sushi Kiyosuzu. As the daughter of Japanese immigrants, Mirai holds dual citizenship in the United States and Japan. She notes the importance of her mixed heritage, embracing the blend of U.S. and Japanese culture.

Mirai began skating at the age of five, citing the fortuitous beginnings to her love of the ice. “Due to typical sunny beautiful California weather, my parents always loved to take me to play golf with them...but one rainy day, my mom decided to take me ice skating and that's when I knew I wanted to keep skating...Bye bye golf!”

Mirai quickly took the skating world by storm.

Mirai won the U.S. junior national title at the 2007 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The following year, she won the U.S. senior title - an incredible feat for any skater.

In 2010, with the Olympics on the line, Mirai came through like a star placing second at 2010 U.S. Championships. Mirai stole the show, lighting up the rink with her energy, poise and infectious smile. She placed a very impressive 4th place finish at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.

In the ensuing years, Mirai battled injuries and coaching changes, but her passion for skating never wavered.

In 2014, she came so close to qualifying for the Olympics a second time. Mirai placed third at the U.S. Championships, but was left off the Olympic Team. This setback did not deter Mirai, but only made her stronger. Mirai made it one of her goals to become one of a select group of women in the world to land the triple axel jump.  

In January 2018, Mirai was the buzz of the national championships. She was praised for her commitment to the sport, and for coming back after the sting of missing the 2014 Olympic Team. Mirai won the silver medal and was so emotional after her free skate that she sobbed in the kiss and cry. This time, they were tears of joy as she earned her spot back on the U.S. Olympic Team.

“I really took time to remodel myself, because I didn’t want to feel that regret,” Mirai said during the announcement on NBC’s Today Show. “This has been about my journey and my goal to get here. To accomplish it has been a dream come true.”

At the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Mirai made history by becoming the first American woman and only the third woman in history to land a triple axel in an Olympic Winter Games.  She performed the difficult three-and-a-half revolution jump, helping Team USA win a bronze medal in the Olympic team event.  “It was my dream moment,” Mirai said. “It felt like the stars aligned.”

Immediately after the Olympics, Mirai competed on Season 26 of Dancing with the Stars with her partner, Alan Bersten while touring with Stars on Ice.  Mirai made her commentating debut for Ice Desk at the 2019 U.S. Championships. Recently, Mirai was the host for Ice Talk, US Figure Skating’s podcast.

In December 2020, Mirai graduated from UCCS (University of Colorado Colorado Springs) with a degree in business administration.  She has been accepted to the Dartmouth College Tuck Next Step program, which helps Olympians, elite athletes and military veterans transition into business careers. Mirai also is part of Ernst and Young's (EY) Women Athletes Business Network, which helps female athletes learn how to take the skills and mindset and translate them into the business world.

Mirai, 28, resides in Boston and has two dogs: Lincoln and Pika. She is an athlete Ambassador for the charity Right To Play. During COVID-19, Mirai became involved with Power of 10, a Washington DC based initiative which funds restaurants so they can rehire staff and cook food for healthcare workers and others affected by the pandemic.

Mirai looks forward to performing on the 2022 U.S. Stars on Ice tour this spring.  


Competitive Results

World Championships

10th

2018

Winter Olympics

10th

2018

Winter Olympics

3rd (Team)

2018

U.S. Championships

2nd

2018

NHK Trophy

4th

2017

U.S. International Classic

2nd

2017

Four Continents Championship

3rd

2017

U.S. Championships

4th

2017

Autumn Classic

1st

2016

World Championships

10th

2016

Four Continents Championship

2nd

2016

U.S. Championships

4th

2016

U.S. Championships

10th

2015

Nebelhorn Trophy

1st

2014

U.S. Championships

3rd

2014

Rostelecom Cup

3rd

2013

NHK Trophy

3rd

2012

Finlandia Trophy

3rd

2012

Cup of China

2nd

2011

Four Continents Championships

3rd

2011

U.S. Championships

3rd

2011

Trophee Eric Bompard

2nd

2010

U.S. Championships

2nd

2010

U.S. Championships

5th

2009

World Junior Championships

3rd

2008

U.S. Championships

1st

2008

Junior Grand Prix Final

1st

2008

Junior Grand Prix

1st

2007

World Junior Championships

2nd

2007

U.S. Junior Championships

1st

2007

News

Photos

Show Dates

MAVERIK CENTER

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

May 18, 2022  -7pm

Maverik Center

Great seats on sale now at starsonice.ca and AXS.com.

Group Discounts(10+): 801-988-8908

** MEET THE SKATERS AFTER THE SHOW **

Meet & Greet passes on sale now! There are only a limited number of Meet & Greet passes available*. Get yours before they sell out!

Buy A Meet & Greet Pass

*Meet & Greet passes for the Salt Lake City show will be on sale until May 11, 2022 at 5pm ET or until they sell out.

GILA RIVER ARENA

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

May 20, 2022  - 7:30pm

Gila River Arena

Great seats on sale now at starsonice.ca and ticketmaster.com.

Group Discounts(10+): 

** MEET THE SKATERS AFTER THE SHOW **

Meet & Greet passes on sale now! There are only a limited number of Meet & Greet passes available*. Get yours before they sell out!

Buy A Meet & Greet Pass

*Meet & Greet passes for the Phoenix show will be on sale until May 13, 2022 at 5pm ET or until they sell out.

HONDA CENTER

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

May 21, 2022  - 7:30pm

Honda Center

Great seats on sale now at starsonice.ca and ticketmaster.com.

Group Discounts(10+): 714-940-2859

** MEET THE SKATERS AFTER THE SHOW **

Meet & Greet passes on sale now! There are only a limited number of Meet & Greet passes available*. Get yours before they sell out!

Buy A Meet & Greet Pass

*Meet & Greet passes for the Anaheim show will be on sale until May 13, 2022 at 5pm ET or until they sell out.

SAP CENTER AT SAN JOSE

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

May 22, 2022  - 4pm

SAP Center at San Jose

Great seats on sale now at starsonice.ca and ticketmaster.com.

Group Discounts(10+): 408-999-5757

** MEET THE SKATERS AFTER THE SHOW **

Meet & Greet passes on sale now! There are only a limited number of Meet & Greet passes available*. Get yours before they sell out!

Buy A Meet & Greet Pass

*Meet & Greet passes for the San Jose show will be on sale until May 13, 2022 at 5pm ET or until they sell out.

IDAHO CENTRAL ARENA

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

May 26, 2022  - 7pm

Idaho Central Arena

Great seats on sale now at starsonice.ca and idahocentralarena.com

Phone charge: 208-331-8497

Group Discounts(10+): 208-383-0080

** MEET THE SKATERS AFTER THE SHOW **

Meet & Greet passes on sale now! There are only a limited number of Meet & Greet passes available*. Get yours before they sell out!

Buy A Meet & Greet Pass

*Meet & Greet passes for the Boise show will be on sale until May 19, 2022 at 5pm ET or until they sell out.

SPOKANE ARENA

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

May 27, 2022  - 7:30pm

Spokane Arena

Great seats on sale now at starsonice.ca and ticketswest.com.

Group Discounts(10+): 509-954-1722

** MEET THE SKATERS AFTER THE SHOW **

Meet & Greet passes on sale now! There are only a limited number of Meet & Greet passes available*. Get yours before they sell out!

Buy A Meet & Greet Pass

*Meet & Greet passes for the Spokane show will be on sale until May 20, 2022 at 5pm ET or until they sell out.

CLIMATE PLEDGE ARENA

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

May 28, 2022  - 7:30pm

Climate Pledge Arena

Great seats on sale now at starsonice.ca and ticketmaster.com.

Phone charge: 206-460-7825

Group Discounts(10+): 206-460-7825

** MEET THE SKATERS AFTER THE SHOW **

Meet & Greet passes on sale now! There are only a limited number of Meet & Greet passes available*. Get yours before they sell out!

Buy A Meet & Greet Pass

*Meet & Greet passes for the Seattle show will be on sale until May 20, 2022 at 5pm ET or until they sell out.

VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

May 29, 2022  - 4pm

Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Great seats on sale now at starsonice.ca and rosequarter.com.

Group Discounts(10+): [email protected]

** MEET THE SKATERS AFTER THE SHOW **

Meet & Greet passes on sale now! There are only a limited number of Meet & Greet passes available*. Get yours before they sell out!

Buy A Meet & Greet Pass

*Meet & Greet passes for the Portland show will be on sale until May 20, 2022 at 5pm ET or until they sell out.