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. She first became involved with FDIA as a volunteer instructor for weekend KOI classes and agreed to oversee skating programs after the first skating director stepped down. In addition to expanding Basic Skills classes for area children and recruiting more volunteer teachers, Terri Ann helped institutionalize the Kids Skate for Fitness partnership with District of Columbia Public Schools; started the Donor-Loaner Program to give economically-disadvantaged skaters access to high quality skates and skating apparel; launched the annual Strut Your Stuff Basic Skills Competition; and organized the first summer skating camp programs.
Terri Ann said one of her best memories of her years at FDIA was helping 13 KOI Advanced Skills Clinic students train to be “ice sweepers” (skaters who pick up flowers and stuffed animals thrown on the ice) at the 2003 World Figure Skating Championships, held in Washington, DC. KOI Advanced Skaters also performed at the Sculpture Garden ice rink on the National Mall and taped Public Service Announcements for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with former U.S. and World Ladies Figure Skating Champion Debbie Thomas.
Terri Ann trained in figures, freestyle, and ice dancing under several elite coaches in the Northeast and has been a skating coach for more than 35 years. She now lives and works in her hometown of Stamford, CT, where she is a coach and assistant skating director at Stamford Twin Rinks.
In addition to her skating career, Terri Ann holds a B.A. from Cornell University, a law degree from Georgetown University, and is a retired senior congressional staff aide. She continues her consulting work for nonprofits and foundations, specializing in the census and federal statistics.