First Black-Owned Ice Skating Academy Launched In Detroit

Black-owned figure skating academy in the city of Detroit.
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Photo: Dream Detroit Skating Academy

The Dream Detroit Skating Academy, founded by figure skaters Angela Blocker-Loyd and Candice Tamakloe, has recently been launched as the first and only Black-owned figure skating academy in the city of Detroit.

What's more, it is also currently the only Black-owned figure skating club in the entire state of Michigan.Both Blocker-Loyd and Tamakloe were competitive African American skaters from Detroit. They first met when Blocker-Loyd was just starting to do figure skating at the age of 9. At that time, she was one of the youngest skaters at the Berkley Ice Arena and Recreation while Tamakloe was 14-years old and treated her like her little sister.

Growing up, their skating careers thrived but the lack of representation and opportunity for Detroit youth in the figure skating industry was still noticeable. It was what urged them to start a change. Read more.

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