I Can Excel (ICE)
I Can Excel (ICE) FSH’s premiere after-school program that improves student academics, encourages active lifestyles, and strengthens leadership skills in girls ages 6-18.
Students enjoy a daily variety of academic enrichment classes and cultural trips followed by skating instruction at the participating in a total of 35 hours per week.
Figure Skating in Harlem introduced Harlem Ice Synchronized Skating in 2006 to help students perfect new skills on the ice and continue to learn invaluable lessons in leadership & teamwork.
A Premier After School Program
I Can Excel (ICE) is FSH’s premiere after-school program that helps girls ages 6-18 improve academically, encourages active lifestyles, and strengthens leadership skills. At the start of every season, each skater makes a commitment to attend 9-15 hours between 3 and 5 days per week where they actively participate in on-ice instruction, off-ice conditioning and educational programming with the support of more than 50 tutors, teachers, social workers, counselors and skating coaches. Students receive team warm-up jackets and use of skating equipment for the season. All students perform in the end of season Ice Show and Awards Ceremony. Once a targeted skating level is reached, students may audition for a spot on one of our synchronized skating teams.
Our academic programming focuses on rigorous small group and individual tutoring to improve basic reading, writing and math competencies. We also introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), communications and Leadership and self advocacy to girls in a way that supplements what they are learning in school and builds upon it. Individualized guidance and support with high school admissions and college access is offered to students year-round.
"FSH increased my academic stamina, helped with my time management, and helped me stay dedicated to my academics.”
- KY-ANA MCKAY (FSH ALUMNA NOW ATTENDING GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY)
I Can Excel (ICE) Core Classes
Tutoring, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Leadership and Self Advocacy, Communications and College Access.
Skating, Health & Fitness:
Skating instruction, performances and competitions; off-ice wellness classes (GO-FIT), dance and nutrition awareness.
Leadership and self-advocacy, career exploration and Cultural Awareness trips and workshops to explore identity and self-awareness, goal-setting and planning for the future.
How Can I Apply?
All students must be female, between the ages of 6-17, and must reside in Harlem, Upper Manhattan or the lower Bronx. All FSH students make a commitment to aim for an “A” average, are in good standing with a “B” average and must attend extra homework tutoring with a “C” average. After a full application is submitted all students will be contacted for an admissions interview. Tuition is on a sliding scale.