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Students enjoy a daily variety of academic enrichment classes and cultural trips followed by skating instruction at the participating rinks in the city.

The New York Times

‘When I Skate It Just Feels Free’
Figure Skating in Harlem helps young
women of color see themselves on ice.

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Teen Vogue

"We can be Black ice queens."
Figure Skating In Harlem is creating space
for skaters of color on and off the ice.

CBS This Morning Feature

FSH empowers young girls in underserved communities
"Figure Skating in Harlem is the only organization to bridge education and figure skating to empower girls in underserved communities... breaking barriers on and off the ice."

FSH wins​ 2021 IOC Women and Sport Award for the Americas

Coming from each of the five continents, the 2021 women and sport award winners have each had a remarkable impact on advancing gender equality in and through sport.

Welcome to Figure Skating in Harlem

Figure Skating in Harlem helps girls transform their lives and grow in confidence, leadership and academic achievement. We are the only organization in the world for girls of color that combines the power of education with access to the artistic discipline of figure skating to build champions in life.


Our girls are placed into Learn to Skate USA groups based on skating ability and age, where they learn proper technique, improve self-esteem, and develop a positive, healthy lifestyle via physical fitness and skating.


passed at least one USFS Basic Skills level, with 25% passing two or more.

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of students maintain a B average or higher annually, with 25% of those receiving straight A's.

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Our signature curriculum is designed to improve reading, writing and math, introduce financial literacy and STEM concepts, promote positive social skills, emotional skills and a encourage good health and nutrition.


Our vision is to create leaders of tomorrow through cultural field-trips, life skills classes and career exploration trips where the students learn about identity, self-actualization, goals and planning for their future.


reported improved leadership with 100% reporting improved determination.

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Figure Skating in Harlem in the Press

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FSH is an award winning organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee, U.S. Olympic Committee, Beyond Sport and CNN Heroes. This youth development program is helping young women of color fight discrimination.

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