Our Story

DarleneDarlene Fanning created the ICE All-Stars cheerleading program in 1998 with about 30 athletes. She rented some space in a small corner of a local gymnastics facility; basically a small carpeted area right next to the gymnastics floor. ICE quickly outgrew this space however, so we moved into our first official ICE facility; a 12,000 sq. ft. building in Elkhart, IN. Originally the only coach in the program, Darlene Fanning single handedly laid the groundwork for one of the most successful all-star cheerleading programs in the country. What started out as 30 kids in the corner of a gymnastics gym has grown into a program serving over 250 athletes in both competitive cheer, dance and in tumbling classes! ICE athletes now have 6 state-of-the-art gyms to call home, 3 in Indiana and 3 in Illinois. ICE teams consistently place in the top at local and national competitions and our premier senior teams place in the illustrious Top Ten at the USASF The Cheerleading World Championships. ICE has made appearances on/in Cheerleader Magazine, ESPN, Good Morning America, Fox Sports and numerous local newspapers, radio, and television stations.