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.
2014-15 Community Development Grant Recipients

The 2014-15 recipients of the grants are Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club (Ann Arbor, Mich.); Bemidji Figure Skating Club (Bemidji, Minn.); Brenton Skating Plaza (Des Moines, Iowa); Cutting Edge Figure Skating Club (Pleasant Prairie, Wis.); Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena (Washington); and the Winter Club Learn to Skate Program (Indianapolis).

  • The Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club will support their Learn to Skate initiative for students who fall under the classification of special needs.
  • The Bemidji Figure Skating Club will launch a Rent to Give Back Program, which will rent skates to members of the community with all proceeds going to fund skating scholarships.

  • Brenton Skating Plaza will fund a 12-week skating program designed for inner-city youth, ages 7-13, promoting healthy minds, bodies and spirits.
  • The Cutting Edge Figure Skating Club will offer free public skating events and Basic Skills scholarships to improve exposure of the high quality skating programs in the community.

  • Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena will expand the synchronized skating program within their KOI P.L.U.S. (Kids On Ice, Positive Learning Using Skating) program.
  • The Winter Club Learn to Skate Program will expand its 90-minute, Saturday-only schedule into a multi-day, multi-faceted package in order to become a more inclusive, more affordable Basic Skills Program.