Scotty Lago speaks at local library, promotes ski helmet use

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 4, 2010 9:59 am

2010 Winter Olympic Snowboard Halfpipe bronze medalist Scotty Lago, who put down arguably the run of his career in Vancouver, might be better known for a certain post-Olympic photo than his snowboarding skills. Lago, who was snapped in a controversial pose with his medal, has been trying to put the past behind him and prove he is a role model.

The snowboard star may now have silenced his nay-sayers, or at least those who reside in his hometown of Seabrook, New Hampshire, as yesterday he spoke and answered questions at the town library in front of more than 75 local children and their parents.

“I was actually nervous coming here,” Lago said to the Daily News following the speaking engagement. “They were saying I’d have to make a speech. I was thinking I can do the Olympics, but maybe I can’t speak at my old library.”

During the speech, Lago made sure to promote helmet use for those trying to follow in Lago’s footsteps, before signing autographs for his  fans, the Daily News reported.

Lago, who was born in Seabrook, now resides in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire at his newly purchased home.