GO-GO SHANI !!!
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 (Coach Nat) and two families living near their local rink, the Fort Dupont Ice Arena, Shani graciously visited and sparked into existence a novel learn-to-speedskate program that has since served hundreds of young people in Washington, DC.
Olympian in Life
Shani visited DC-ICE again after winning Olympic Gold in 2006, where he was honored in the Martin Luther King Day parade, and he returned in 2010 after defending his Olympic crown. In 2012 he headlined Skate of the Union w/DC-ICE, uniting skaters of all disciplines & backgrounds at the historic RFK Stadium campus. He has also visited unannounced on several occasions. Shani's unassuming participation serves as a bright example of Olympism for DC-ICE youth.
Shani proudly served as the Honorary Chairman of Inner City Excellence and continues to inspire 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 DC-ICE skaters and coaches on a daily basis.
THANK YOU, SHANI!
Olympic Viewing/ Skating Party!
Feb. 13, 2018
An evening of cheering...
Below: Shani Davis and Coach Jimmy Jang surprise DC-ICE skaters at Winter ICE Camp at Fort Dupont Ice Arena
Get to know DC-ICE's Chief Inspiration Officer:
- Hometown: Chicago, IL
- Honorary DC-ICE Club Member since 2002
- Discipline: Short Track & Long Track
- 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 2009-2019)
- 1:41.0 (1500m - World Record 2009-2019)
TO BE CONTINUED!!!