Community Development Grants
The Community Development Grants were established in 2010 with the purpose of providing funding to eligible member clubs and Basic Skills programs throughout the United States to develop community-based programs and events that will attract, involve and inspire new generations of figure skaters. Six $2,000 grants are allocated each year to the member clubs, Basic Skills programs and STAR member facilities that most effectively demonstrate how they will use the grant to develop these initiatives. Below is a listing of past recipients.
The 2015-16 recipients of the grants are: Brooklyn Ice (Brooklyn, New York); Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena (Washington DC); The Friends of the Kelly Rink (Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts); Glenwood Figure Skating Club (Flossmoor, Illinois); The Ice Skating Academy (Atkinson, New Hampshire) and Rolling Meadows Park District (Rolling Meadows, Illinois).
- Brooklyn Ice will expand its after-school figure skating program to include a synchronized skating program, a community ice show, the opportunity for participants to see skating shows and competitions and a lesson/performance series with guest skaters from Ice Theatre of New York.
- Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena will build on the success of its KOI P.L.U.S. (Kids On Ice - Positive Living Using Skating) program by expanding its synchronized skating and advanced figure skating offerings to more participants.
- The Friends of the Kelly Rink will increase the number of scholarships offered to community members in its Learn to Skate Program and add 20 new pairs of rental skates to its collection for participant use.
- The Glenwood Figure Skating Club will bring high school skating to the south suburbs of Chicago by creating a program that encourages high school and eighth-grade students to form a team and participate in U.S. Figure Skating high school competitions.
- The Ice Skating Academy will provide free skate rental with the purchase of a session package or walk-on fee to low-income participants and community members.
- Rolling Meadows Park District will grow the number of high school affiliated skating clubs in Illinois by establishing figure skating as a club sport at Rolling Meadows High School, branching out to other area schools and hosting a high school team competition in conjunction with the Chicago Figure Skating Club.