Figure Skating in Detroit

Champions for Life GoFundMe campaign

Detroit is the first city in a national expansion of the 20-year-old Figure Skating in Harlem, the only youth development organization that combines the power of education and leadership with the artistic discipline of figure skating to build future leaders.

Michigan is a home full of figure skating champions and Figure Skating in Detroit is committed to building young champions with a foundation on ice, giving girls of color throughout the city of Detroit the opportunity to grow in confidence, leadership and academic achievement.

In 2014, Michigan natives Meryl Davis and Charlie White became the first American ice dancers to become Olympic champions. Now in 2018, several other Detroit area athletes enter the spotlight as they prepare to take the ice February 9-23 in PyeongChang, South Korea!

PyeongChang’s vision for the 2018 Winter Games is to offer the Olympic Movement and the world of winter sports New Horizons - a legacy of new growth and new potential never seen before. The 2018 Olympic Winter Games will no doubt expose new generations of potential athletes to the power of winter sport and to the beauty of the Olympic Movement.

For the 28 days of February, Figure Skating in Detroit plans to raise $25,000 through the Champions for Life GoFundMe campaign hosted by co-chair Meryl Davis in celebration of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.

Donate NOW to help the girls of Figure Skating in Detroit transform their lives. By harnessing their own resilience and strength, the girls of Figure Skating in Detroit will learn to pick themselves up each time they fall. Together, we will work to help our girls become powerful speakers, effective leaders, and global citizens, making their way towards a healthy and financially independent lifestyle.

Make a difference today by donating and sharing the Champions for Life GoFundMe Me link to help Figure Skating in Detroit build a foundation on ice for our young champions!!!

Your investment of Provides:

$5 One week of after-school snacks for one girl

$10 Skating gloves for one girl

$15 Two field trips for one girl


$20 Skating Blade covers for one girl

$25 After-school program registration fee for one girl

$30 One-hour fee each for teachers, tutors, counselors, and coaches

$50 After-school supplies for one girl

$75 Three months of ice time for one girl

$100 Skates for one girl

$125       Show costume for one girl

$150 Skating uniform: leggings, fleece sweater, team jacket for one girl

$250 One-year fee for after-school program for one girl

    • $30 
    • 13 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 43 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • James Carr 
    • $1,000 
    • 47 mos
  • Evan, Nancy, Eric Bates 
    • $1,000 
    • 47 mos
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Meryl Davis 
Detroit, MI
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. (FSH, Figure Skating in Detroit, FSD) 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.