Kids On Ice®

The Kids On Ice® (KOI) program, provides figure skating, hockey and speed skating lessons to children 5-18. This program is unique in that all three types of skating are Olympic sports, it offers programming to both boys and girls, and parents can choose from either a team sport or an individual sport.

Ask us how you can sponsor a child!

All donations benefit Fort Dupont Ice Arena. If you are looking to donate to the Fort Dupont Canons please visit 

All contributions to our Kids On Ice programming are tax-deductible. 

Checks payable to: Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena, 3779 Ely Place, SE, Washington, DC 20019



Terri Ann Lowenthal Scholarship

Terri Ann Lowenthal  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 participate in summer programming.

Israel Exchange Program

The Israeli-American Ice Partnership:  A handful of outstanding kids, who have earned the opportunity, will participate in our 3rd Annual Israel Experience Trip.  They will tour historic sights and learn about the importance of this area in world history, then attend hockey camp at our sister rink in Metula.  Our kids will develop long-lasting friendships with their Jewish, Arab, Christian, Muslim and druze counterparts throughout this 10-day excursion.

Equipment Donations

Most of the equipment our skaters use have been 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. Email if you have any questions.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of every purchase you make on Amazon Smile to the charity of your choice. There’s no extra cost to you and signing up is easy.

How to Sign Up for Amazon Smile

1. Go to and sign in with your current account or sign up for an account if you don’t already have one.

2. Search for Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena, Inc and select it as your charity.

3. After you have selected the Foundation as your charity, bookmark the URL: That way, the next time you shop on Amazon, 0.5% of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases will go to Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena.

FDIA CFC/United Way

FDIA CFC/United Way