CP Ice gave back to its community last month, serving front-line workers helping to fight the COVID-19 global pandemic.
“With the generosity of our CP Ice families and alumni, we fed the staff at the emergency rooms and ICUs where some of our skaters’ parents have been working around the clock during this pandemic,” Ashley Walker Green, founder and director of CP Ice Synchronized Skating, said.
CP Ice raised funds and partnered with Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine to deliver more than 200 meals to the providers at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, providing nourishment and moral support to healthcare workers battling the pandemic in emergency departments, ICUs, critical care units and other COVID wards.
CP Ice, now in its 12th season, is the largest competitive synchronized skating program for school-aged skaters in New York City. Their mission is not only to be a competitive team, but to focus on sportsmanship, teamwork and a sense of community.
In addition to serving front-line workers amid the coronavirus crisis, the program has raised funds via a skate-a-thon for breast cancer research, and has hosted “Try Synchro” events throughout New York City. In addition to winning Eastern Sectional and numerous Empire State Championship titles, its members have served as
U.S. Figure Skating Get Up Champions and volunteer coaches for Special Olympics.
“The unity of our team during this fundraiser is everything that we’re about at CP Ice,” Walker said. “It was our honor to be able to do something to make our front-line workers' days a little bit better.”