A Path to Excellence


For nearly three decades, Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH) has been a trailblazing force, dedicated to helping girls ages 6-18 transform their lives. Our innovative programs blend education and skating, fostering self-confidence, leadership, physical well-being, and academic excellence. We hope you join us! Learn more about our programs below.

I.C.E. (I Can Excel)


I Can Excel is FSH’s premiere school-year program that improves student academics, supports active lifestyles and strengthens leadership skills in girls 6-18.

  • October – April
  • For grades 1 – 12
  • No prior skating experience is necessary.
  • At least 2 hours/week skating + 2 hours/week education/leadership development
  • Career and college readiness for high school students
  • Sliding scale tuition
  • Competitive synchronized skating opportunities available

Summer Dreams


Summer fun with FSH! Students enjoy a variety of academic classes and cultural trips, followed by skating instruction!

  • July-August
  • Grades 1-8
  • No prior skating experience is necessary.
  • $800 per child

Winter Dreams


Winter Dreams is FSH’s newest program, a 12-week Learn to Skate course, open to girls throughout NYC.

  • Dec - Feb
  • Grades 1-9
  • No prior skating experience is necessary.
  • Classes take place at Wollman Rink, Central Park on Saturday mornings.

Our Impact

Our students make a personal commitment to strive for academic excellence, aiming for an 'A' average or higher. Those who maintain a 'B' average remain in good standing, while those requiring additional support with a 'C' average receive our dedicated assistance. Through FSH, each girl not only hones her academic skills but also becomes a proficient figure skater, blossoming into a self-assured, resourceful, and resilient young woman.

We take immense pride in the fact that countless FSH alumnae have gone on to esteemed institutions like Northwestern University, Howard University, Georgetown University, Barnard College, NYU, and Brown University. Our philosophy is clear: when girls are empowered with unwavering belief in their limitless potential and equipped with the tools to succeed, they not only dream, but they achieve. This is how we mold champions for life.


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


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


reported improved leadership with 100% reporting improved determination.

They all come together like a sisterhood. They allow the children to express themselves on and off ice. The communication all around the board is top-notch - that's what the parents and students. The staff has always gone above and beyond for these young girls. I'm sure it will leave a huge impact on their life.
- FSH Parent, '23 season

FSH gave me the most essential tool in life, self-discipline.

Figure Skating in Harlem, you have shaped me into the young woman I am today. The lessons I have learned here, and the values instilled will help me overcome any obstacle I may face. FSH will forever be home to me, and I am eternally grateful for everything it has given me.
- Raven , FSH Alumna