Rachael Flatt Donates 12 Pairs of Riedell Skates to Kids on Ice
In between practice and prep for her first semester at Stanford, Rachael Flatt found time to give back to the skating community. Rachael donated 12 pairs of her own used Riedells to a great organization that world renowned coach Audrey Weisiger supports called Kids on Ice. Check out this great video of Audrey working with young skaters at Kids on Ice!
Rachael’s thoughtful donation (seriously, how cool would it be to use an Olympian’s boots?!) were packaged by Rachael and her mom in fleece bags and also included a pair of gloves and a towel to dry off skates and blades after a session on the ice. Ranging in size from a youth 11 to ladies 5, her donation will impact skaters at various ages and levels.
Kids on Ice (KOI) is non-profit organization located in the Fort Dupont area of Washington, D.C. They work with inner city figure skaters and provide an ice skating community for children ages 5 to 18 years old. Offering free lessons and all equipment, KOI is in its 13th year and impacts 7,000 children each year! Whether skaters want to learn how to figure skate, play hockey or speed skate, the Kids On Ice Program is there to provide a safe haven for them to reach their skating goals.
Rachael says she hopes each pair of skates will find a good home. We have a feeling the lucky recipients of her boots will be more than happy to hit the ice in the footsteps (literally!) of an Olympic figure skater!
Photos courtesy of Jody and Rachael Flatt