There's a great program in my community called Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH). I wanted to get involved with them because first, it's nice to give back to the community you're part of, and second, it involves skating! Geared for girls age 6-18 living in the Harlem community, this is a girls' development program that combines free ice skating lessons with academic studies. We first did a general interest story about FSH and it's founder Sharon Cohen a few years ago and immediately knew that we would be doing our part, through this website, to support the program and to spread the word to other communities, who may be interested in starting a similar program of their own.
Each year FSH selects a theme for their annual ice recital -- last year's show centered on Latin music and culture. This year's show was all about the movies and the girls skated to songs from The Pink Panther, Dirty Dancing, Waiting to Exhale, Chariots of Fire, Shrek, The Godfather and many others. Here's a highlight reel to share with you and this will be also shown at their awards banquet which is being held tonight. To find out more information about FSH, contact them at (646) 698-3440 or e-mail them at info[AT]figureskatinginharlem[DOT]org.
(Photo below, girls of Figure Skating in Harlem pose for group shot after Ice! Camera! Action! recital)
Click here to see photo gallery of Figure Skating in Harlem's star-studded benefit gala at Central Park on April 6!