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 start on speedskates at Fort Dupont Ice Arena with DC-ICE's Coach Nat, where she participated in FDIA's Learn to Speedskate program. Maame made her racing debut at age 7 in the 2007 DC Open Meet, which has introduced many of the region's - and nation's - top young speedskaters to the world of competitive short-track competition.
Olympian in Life
Ghana-born Maame continues to inspire DC-ICE and Kids On Ice skaters, including as an awards presenter at the annual DC Open Meet. 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 speedskaters, and she is training hard to represent the U.S. at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China.