Shani Davis


DC-ICE Skaters wish you well at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea

- Men's 1000 Meters

- Men's 1500 Meters


Olympic Champion speedskater Shani Davis inspired the creation of DC-ICE during his initial visit to Washington, DC following the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Invited by his former youth coach (our "Coach Nat") and two local families living near the local rink in Anacostia, Shani graciously visited and sparked into existence a novel program rooted in Olympism that has since served thousands of young skaters in DC and other US cities.

Olympian in Life

Shani continues to visit DC-ICE, including after winning Olympic Gold in 2006, again in 2010, and in 2012 when he headed Skate of the Union, an all-skate event uniting skaters of all disciplines & backgrounds. He occasionally skypes with DC-ICE skaters and has visited unannounced on several occasions. Shani's unassuming participation serves as a bright example of Olympism for ICE youth.


Shani proudly serves as the Honorary Chairman of Inner City Excellence and continues to inspire and support DC-ICE youth of all backgrounds in their daily pursuit of personal - and skating - excellence.

Shani's personal and athletic example - his Olympic Spirit - inspires ICE skaters and youth everywhere on a daily basis.


Olympic Viewing/ Skating Party!

Feb. 13, 2018

7:30-9:30 pm

Fort Dupont Ice Arena

An evening of cheering...

2x Olympic Champion Speedskater

& DC-ICE Honorary Chairman

Shani Davis


NBC Prime Time NBC Olympic Coverage


Feb. 13, 7:30 pm

- VIDEO: 2010 Olympic Viewing Party on NBC4 -

Get to know DC-ICE's Chief Inspiration Officer:

Skating Bio

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • DC-ICE Member since 2002 (Honorary)
  • Discipline: Short Track & Long Track
  • Titles:
    • 2x Olympic Champion
    • 9x World Champion
    • 8x World Record Holder
    • 8x World Cup Champion
    • 44x World Cup Winner
    • 9x National Long-Track Champion
    • 4x National Junior Champion
    • 4x National Age-Group Champion
  • Personal Bests
    • 34.75 (500m)
    • 43.0 (500m Short Track)
    • 1:06.4 (1000m - World Record)
    • 1:41.0 (1500m - World Record)