Rudy Galindo started skating from his childhood and his parents were supportive of him and they supported him in skating although it was expensive. He is close to his father who made many sacrifices for him while pursuing his career.
Over the years Galindo has competed in the 1996 U.S national campaign, 1987 World Junior Championship in single skating and in pair skating, 1988 World Junior Championship and 1989 and 1990 U.S. National Championship.
Rudy Galindo announced himself to be HIV and he has written an autobiography of him named as Icebreaker: The Autobiography of Rudy Galindo in which he has stated that his sister supported him in his skating career. He came out as a guy in the book named A Revealing Journey Into the Secret World of Figure Skating which was written by Christine Brennan.