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I was on top of the world. Thought I had it all. Great athletic ability, confidence, and still loving hockey, the sport at which I'd excelled since learning to skate on the pond down in back of our house at age 4. Hockey was a part of me. It motivated me to do my schoolwork, to strive for good grades. I loved training every day. Loved being around the thick smell of the sweaty locker room. Loved being around a bunch of guys who had that same feeling in their stomachs when they laced up their skates whether it was a practice or a big game.

And then it was over. . .

Hopefully what I've learned through a life-altering injury may inspire others as we all deal with life's challenges.

Scott Hamilton said, "The only disability in life is a bad attitude."

I enjoy speaking to a variety of organizations including

Corporate groups

School groups

Summer camps

Sports teams

Service organizations

Healthcare organizations

Get an insider's look at the Paralympic experience and the Road to Sochi 2014. I will be sure to bring my sled and my GOLD medals!


Taylor Chace, Keynote Speaker, Legends of New Hampshire Hockey Hall of Fame 2014



Taylor Chace - Speaking sample

Speaking Engagements

Keynote Speaker, University of New Hampshire, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Graduation Ceremony, May 15, 2015

Keynote Speaker, 2015 District Rotary Conference, Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle, NH, April 24, 2015

Marshwood High School Wellness Day, Eliot, Maine, March 31, 2015

Exeter Hospital, Medical Staff Education Series, January 2015

32nd Annual Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo, Seaport World Trade Center. Spoke on behalf of the US Paralympics and engaged with fans in a Salute to the Paralympic Teams, November 2014  

Key Note Speaker, New Hampshire Legends of Hockey Hall of Fame, October 2014 

National Team Development Program, USA Hockey, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2014

Cardigan Mountain School, Canaan, NH, April 2014

Hampton Rotary, Hampton, NH, March 2014 

Key Note Speaker, Annual Meeting of Incorporators, Kennebunk Savings, Maine, May 2014

Lincoln Akerman School, Grades K-8, Hampton Falls, NH, March 2014

Portsmouth Rotary, Portsmouth, NH, April 2014

Primex, Concord, NH,  April 2014

Legacy Global Sports, Management Dinner Speaker, June 2014

Elite Hockey Training Centers, Norwich University, VT, August 2014

8th Annual Dockside Striper Tournament presented by the Kittery Trading Post, July 2014 


A few weeks ago I had the privilege of interviewing Taylor Chace after he spoke to a group of 230 young boys and about 70 staff and faculty at Cardigan Mountain School (Canaan, NH) where he graduated in 2002. Last October Taylor received Cardigan's highest honor as a Distinguished Alumnus.As a former teacher and coach at Cardigan, I am now commissioned by the school to conduct interviews and produce the documentary for their upcoming 20/20 Project.In all of the interviews that I've done in my production career, I'd safely say that this one went well beyond inspiration. I edited a shortened version of Taylor's full interview for one of the "Reflections of Cardigan" series:

View Reflections of Cardigan Here

What a great guy to have on your team!


Bill Farrell
Farrell Video Productions

Dublin, NH 03444 

Taylor gave a truly inspiring presentation. He achieved his goal of inspiring at least one member of the audience! I asked a lot of my classmates what they thought of Taylor today, and all responses were extremely positive. My classmates really liked how they could see that he genuinely enjoyed sharing his story and teaching others how to acheive their dreams.  I am very glad he was able to come. 

Thank you again so much for coming today.  Taylor is truly an inspiration to us all.

Sophia Pike, Wellness Day Coordinator, Marshwood High School

Eliot, Maine

March 31, 2015