>>SO, I WANT YOU TO KEEP THINKING OF STEPPING TO IT. PATRICK: MARY NOFFKE IS COACHING THE NEXT GENERATION OF SKATERS. DURING HER DAYS ON THE ICE — >>THAT’S ME. YEAH. PATRICK: THE SPORT TOOK HER ALL OVER. SHE RECALLS THAT DAY 24 YEARS AGO IN DETROIT. AFTER WATCHING A FRIEND COMPETE, SHE LEFT THE RINK BEFORE ONE OF SPORTS BIGGEST SCANDALS UNFOLDED.>>WE GOT BACK TO THE HOTEL. I DON’T KNOW, MAYBE AN HOUR. AND MY FRIENDS CALLED ME AND THEY SAID “YOU’VE GOT TO TURN ON , THE TELEVISION. SOMETHING’S HAPPENED.”>>WHY?>>AND SURE ENOUGH, THAT’S WHEN WE FOUND OUT THAT NANCY HAD BEEN ATTACKED. IT WAS REALLY TERRIFYING. WE HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS GOING ON, IF IT HAD JUST BEEN A RANDOM ATTACK, OR WHY SOMEBODY WOULD’VE DECIDED TO GO AFTER HER. PATRICK: YEARS LATER, THEIR PATHS CROSSED.>>I WAS SO NERVOUS THE FIRST TIME I WENT TO HER HOUSE, BUT SHE VERY QUICKLY PUT ME AT EASE. PATRICK: THE TWO WROTE A BOOK ABOUT FIGURE SKATING CALLED “ARTISTRY ON ICE.”>>I REMEMBER WALKING INTO HER HOUSE. SHE WAS SO DOWN TO EARTH. SHE HAD A COFFEE CAKE THAT HER AUNT HAD MADE SITTING ON THE TABLE. SHE HAD COFFEE PERCOLATING ON THE STOVE, AND HER FOUR-YEAR-OLD SON CAME UP AND STARTED COLORING PICTURES AND HANDING THEM TO ME WHILE I WAS TRYING TO INTERVIEW HER WITH A NERVOUS HAND. PATRICK: MARY SAYS SHE HASN’T TALKED WITH NANCY KERRIGAN IN SEVERAL YEARS. LIKE KERRIGAN, WHO COMPETED ON “DANCING WITH THE STARS” LAST YEAR, MARY IS INVOLVED IN

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