By Ariyana Griffin
Special to the AFRO
Howard University’s Ice Skating Club has created a 10-week program for community members who want to learn the sport.
Howard is the first HBCU to have an intercollegiate ice skating team in the country with the goal of diversifying the figure skating industry. In February, the team is taking part in its first competition at the University of Delaware.
Every Monday the team meets at Canal Park Ice Rink, 200 M St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. The lessons, which began Jan. 29, are open to everyone; however, they are on a first-come, first-served basis for participants who are not members of the organization. Members of the organization can join for free, and nonmembers must pay $15.
The lessons will be from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. The participants will earn badges to show their achievement in ice skating skills and fundamentals. All levels are welcome and encouraged to come out.
To learn more about the organization follow them on Instagram, @hu_iceskating