Ice Dance International (IDI) is a 501 c3 nonprofit and professional performing arts company founded by Douglas Webster. IDI is based in Maine and has created community engagement programs that share the joy, the flight, and the flow of skating. Douglas reached out to Higher Ground to collaborate with IDI in teaching our local children and adults in the Wood River Valley with special needs the joy of skating. His talented and passionate crew of instructors did an amazing job in getting out participants out on the ice. There were nothing but smiles for our HG athletes and the skaters left our locals wanting more!
IDI came back for their 4th annual residency in Sun Valley on September 17-26, 2018. During their short time here in Sun Valley, we were lucky enough to have 3 one on one sessions with our participants, ranging in age from 4-63! This was our 3rd year partnering up with IDI. The participants were invited to attend the skating performance on the last night of their residency. They performed their new Trey McIntyre piece that they created last June in Portland, Maine to film for their 2nd public television special that will air in the spring of 2019.
“I don’t even know where to start. HG staff has helped my son and me in so many ways. HG has helped with his behavior, communication, independence, sportsmanship, and has given him an opportunity to participate and learn different activities and sports that I would think he would be capable of due to his disabilities. If it wasn’t for HG, I wouldn’t of been able to afford any of the activities my son has attended and he wouldn’t be where he’s at. All staff have been wonderful, friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Thank you so much Higher Ground for inviting my son to ice skate with the professional skaters! HG always takes great care of Esteban and he enjoys all of the Higher Ground activities that you offer!”