Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena is a non-profit organization. Kids On Ice® and other community programs are made possible by the generous support of area foundations, corporations and individual donors. Please consider making a donation in support of our activities. Contributions like those listed below are welcome, as they enable us to provide programs to the children, youth, and adults living in the community.
As a non-profit organization, all of our Kids On Ice® programs and some of our facilities and maintenance costs are paid for with donations from individuals and foundations. Donations of all amounts are welcome.
- Donations by Check Please send a check payable to: Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena, 3779 Ely Place, SE, Washington, DC 20019.
- Donations by Credit Card Credit card donations can be made safely and securely by clicking on the button above.
Donations to the Terri Ann Lowenthal Kids ♥ to Skate Scholarship Terri Ann Lowenthal (bio) served as Skating Director at Fort Dupont Ice Arena from December 2001 – June 2007, helping to organize, manage, and expand FDIA’s signature Kids On Ice (KOI) program. This scholarship will help skaters who may not otherwise be able to attend our summer camps. Donations to the Scholarship Fund can be made via check or via our online system. Please be sure to direct your donation to the scholarship fund!
The Kids on Ice® classes provide figure skating, ice hockey, and speed skating equipment to participants free of charge. Most of this equipment is donated by other skaters in the area. We are always in need of gently used, mid/intermediate level figure, hockey and speed skating equipment in good condition. No hockey jerseys, please.
- To donate equipment drop it off at Fort Dupont Ice Arena at your convenience. To arrange a pickup of large quantities of equipment, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event Tickets/Auction Items
Please contact Ty Newberry, Executive Director, about the donation of sporting/event tickets or items for auction.
You can learn more about tix4cause, an online service that targets the numerous event tickets and experiences across the nation that remain unused and go to waste, and donates proceeds from their sale to the seller's chosen cause by visiting our Tix4Cause page, or the Tix4Cause page here.
In addition to always welcoming cash and equipment donations, there are often specific items that we are in need of. We greatly appreciate donations of these items and can work with you to arrange pick up of the item, if necessary.
By purchasing through our Dynamic Wishlist, you can select to have items delivered directly to the rink. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support.