Speedskating

DC-ICE skaters practice speedskating at Fort Dupont Ice Arena (FDIA) and on inline skates at the Anacostia Skating Pavilion in Washington, DC's Ward 7. Skaters interested in racing represent DC-ICE at local, regional and national short-track speed skating and inline speedskating competitions. Recreational & Fitness skaters practice regularly at local outdoor ice rinks and on local trails throughout the city.

Managed by Nathaniel Mills (Coach Nat), a three-time Olympic speed skater, and coached by DC native Suliman Abdullah (USS Level 1), the DC-ICE Skating Club is rooted in the universal principles of Olympism: Joy in Effort, Respect, Fair Play, Friendship, Unity.

Honorary DC-ICE Members include: Shani Davis, the pioneering Olympic Champion who inspired the club's creation; Maame Biney, the 2018 Olympian who got her competitive start at DC-ICE's annual DC Open Meet; and U.S. Speedskating Team rookie Conor McDermott-Mostowy, a 2022 Olympic Hopeful.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

2020-21

Saturdays (Fall/Winter/Summer)

  • 7:00-8:30 am - Fall/Winter (Ice) at FDIA w/Kids On Ice - TBD

  • 8:00-9:30 am - Fall (inline) at Anacostia Park; Summer (ice) at FDIA

  • 10:00-11:00 am - Winter (ice) at Canal Park Ice Rink - TBD

    • UPDATE - 2021: Winter (inline) at Anacostia Pavilion

Sundays (Summer only)

  • 9:00-11:00 am: East Potomac Park/Hains Point (inline speedskating) w/Skater's Quest *

Tuesdays & Thursdays (Summer only)

  • 6:00-7:00 pm: E Potomac Park/Hains Point (inline speedskating) w/Washington Area Roadskaters *

Wednesdays (Summer only)

  • 6:00-7:00 pm: FDIA / Fort Dupont Park (off-ice dryland training)

* Contact DC-ICE for details

EVENT SCHEDULE

2020-21

Regular Club Practice Fees (ice):

  • $100 - Summer speed (all practices)

  • $20 - Drop-in, summer speed at FDIA

  • $150 - Sat. ice skating at CP rink (x 10 wk)

For more information or to join, contact:

DC@InnerCityExcellence.org

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