GO-GO MAAME !!!
DC-ICE Skaters wish you well at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Korea!
- Sat., Feb. 10: 500 Meters - LIVE on NBC Sports, 5:00-7:30 AM (& 3-6p on NBC)
- Tues., Feb. 13: 500 Meters - LIVE on NBC Sports, 5:00-7:00 AM (& 8-11p on NBC)
- Sat., Feb. 17: 1500 Meters - LIVE on NBC Sports, 5:00-7:30 AM (& 3-6p on NBC)
5-time U.S. National Champion Maame Biney got her short-track speed skating start with Coach Nat and Coach Helen at Fort Dupont Ice Arena, where she participated in FDIA's novel Learn to Speedskate program. Maame made her competitive debut at age 7 in the 2007 DC Open Meet, which has introduced many of the region's - and nation's - top young skaters to the world of Olympic-style short-track skating competition.
Olympian in Life
Ghana-born Maame continues to inspire DC-ICE and FDIA skaters, including as an awards presenter at the annual DC Open Meet and ICE-a-thon. Like Shani Davis before her, Maame's enthusiastic participation serves as a bright example of Olympism for DC-ICE youth.
Already a pioneering champion, Maame aspires to be among the world's best short track speed skaters; she is training hard to represent the U.S. at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China.