We promote and strengthen education, development and training opportunities for the sport of figure skating in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.
We do this by:
- Encouraging interest and participation in figure skating
- Sponsoring events like competitions, exhibitions and seminars, and
- Providing funding support to individuals and groups in their quest toward excellence.
We provide financial grants to individuals and groups who have a goal of pursuing excellence in figure skating. Since 1989 the Capitol Skating Fund has awarded over 1 million dollars in grant monies.
Our support to individual skaters is through the Florence Sifferd Scholarship Program.
We encourage skating clubs, coaches, officials, and other individuals and organizations to create diverse projects with broad impact on figure skating in the Capitol region.
Lydia Paley Hume Memorial Fund
The memorial fund was established to honor Lydia’s lifetime achievements and dedicated to nurturing synchronized skating in the Capitol region.
“KIDS ON ICE”
The Capitol Skating Fund has been a source of sustaining support for the innovative, community-based programs of the Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena, including the ‘Kids on Ice’ program for Washington DC children since 1989. We have partnered in many ways over the years to provide funds for programs and staffing for the benefit of inner city kids. The fund has donated over $238,000 since the beginning of our partnership, but recognizes there is much more work to be done to keep Kids on Ice funded and to extend its reach. To this end, the Capitol Skating Fund donated $100,000 in 2020 to assist in the matching program for the building extension of the Friends of Ft. DuPont Ice Arena.
For more information on CSF Grants and to apply, see GRANTS