Olympic Short-Track Speedskater and U.S. National Champion Maame Biney got her short-track speed skating start with Coach Nat at Fort Dupont Ice Arena, where she participated in FDIA's novel Learn to Speedskate program, which was sparked into existence in 2002 by future two-time Olympic Champion Shani Davis.
Maame made her competitive debut at age 7 in DC-ICE's DC Open Meet, which has introduced many of the region's - and nation's - top young skaters to Olympic-style short-track skating competition.
Olympian in Life
Born in Ghana and raised in Northern Virginia by her father, Kweku Biney, Maame now lives and trains full-time in Salt Lake City, Utah. She 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 humble participation serves as a bright example of Olympism for youth everywhere.
Already a pioneering National 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, which will be her second Olympics appearance.