FDIA is the only public indoor skating facility east of the Anacostia River in the heart of Ward 7. A diverse place for children to learn life lessons while having fun and creating relationships, it offers free or subsidized programming to more than 3,500 youth a year. Learn To Skate group classes for ages five and up teach respect and responsibility. Kids on Ice PLUS (Positive Living Using Skating) offers advanced instruction in synchronized skating, figure skating, ice hockey, and speed skating. DC public and public charter schools integrate skating into their physical education curriculum while summer camps ensure that children have an engaging (and cool) place to learn and have fun. An educational meeting room includes ten computer workstations and an off-ice training studio. At FDIA kids build self-confidence, self-esteem, character, and a sense of accomplishment both on and off the ice.
Headquarters: DC-Ward 7
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; DC-Ward 7; DC-Ward 8; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-City of Alexandria; Ward 7
Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17)
Population(s) Served: Individuals with Disabilities; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Students
Schools They Work In: Our Schools Skate For Fitness program serves the entire DC Public School System
Awards & Recognition
- $3 million or higher
- $1 million to $3 million
- The current budget for Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena is: $500k to $1 million
- Less than $500k
Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to
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