The New York Times

‘When I Skate It Just Feels Free’
Figure Skating in Harlem helps young
women of color see themselves on ice.

I Can Excel

I Can Excel (ICE) is FSH’s premiere after-school program that improves student academics, encourages active lifestyles, and strengthens leadership skills in girls ages 6-18.

Beyoncé x FSH Collaborate

Beyoncé and her clothing brand Ivy Park share the same values as Figure Skating in Harlem: Confidence, Determination and Success!

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Today Show Feature

How this figure skating nonprofit is changing young women’s lives
“Figure Skating in Harlem offers women of color a chance to learn skating skills, confidence and so much more. TODAY’s Al Roker sits down with the organization’s founder to talk about the impact it’s having in East Harlem and beyond.”

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Welcome to Figure Skating in Harlem

Figure Skating in Harlem helps girls transform their lives and grow in confidence, leadership and academic achievement. We are the only organization in the world for girls of color that combines the power of education with access to the artistic discipline of figure skating to build champions in life.

Opportunity

Our girls are placed into Learn to Skate USA groups based on skating ability and age, where they learn proper technique, improve self-esteem, and develop a positive, healthy lifestyle via physical fitness and skating.

98%

passed at least one USFS Basic Skills level, with 25% passing two or more

84%

of students maintain a B average or higher annually, with 25% of those receiving straight A's.

Education

Our signature curriculum is designed to improve reading, writing and math, introduce financial literacy and STEM concepts, promote positive social skills, emotional skills and a encourage good health and nutrition.

Leadership

Our vision is to create leaders of tomorrow through cultural field-trips, life skills classes and career exploration trips where the students learn about identity, self-actualization, goals and planning for their future.

96%

reported improved leadership with 100% reporting improved determination.

Figure Skating in Harlem in the Press

On ABC News

FSH is an award winning organization recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee, Beyond Sport and CNN Heroes. This youth development program is helping young women of color fight discrimination.

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