BY DAVID GIANATASIO, THE MUSE
Last month, Adam Rippon skated into the YouTube spotlight in a big way.
He launched his own channel, anchored by "Break the Ice," a weekly program featuring the Olympic figure-skating medalist, LGBTQ+ icon and Dancing With the Stars champion interviewing celebrities for about 10 minutes while gliding around a rink. (Well, Rippon glides. Most of his guests—like TV host Lilly Singh and beauty blogger Manny Mua, from the first two episodes—just try to keep their balance.)
Portal A, the San Francisco and Los Angeles-based digital studio, produces "Break the Ice." It's the second such content series from the agency, following last year's launch of Stephen Curry's "5 Minutes From Home," in which the NBA megastar chats with friends and notables in an SUV on his way home from Golden State Warriors games.