The Figure Skating Diversity and Inclusion Alliance (FSDIA) is a diverse coalition of Olympic and World Team athletes, professional figure skaters and experienced coaches and educators who reflect a vast multi-national and multi-racial skating family. We were brought together by the current events highlighting the ongoing and pervasive anti-Black racism in our society.
A complex web of racial inequality has shaped our society, at times making it nearly impossible for people of color to occupy a space in the world of figure skating. Today, systemic racism and its consequences - from the racial wealth gap, to racial bias - continue to alienate people of color from opportunities in all facets of life, including sport.
The FSDIA recognizes how these factors contribute both directly and indirectly to a lack of representation in figure skating and inadequate support and inclusion of Black and Brown people in the sport.