Our Special Needs Skating Program gives skaters with special needs an opportunity to participate in therapeutic ice skating. Every week, lives are being changed on ice as U.S Figure Skating trained instructors provide the liberating experience of ice skating. Our Program aims to help special needs skaters discover the joy and freedom found on the ice.
FIRST DAY PROCEDURE
Skaters should arrive at least 20 minutes prior to their scheduled class time allowing sufficient time to try on rental skates. The first time your skater attends our program, we will spend a portion of the class off ice just getting them acquainted with their equipment. Once skaters are ready to go on the ice, they may line up with their instructor for attendance.
Rental skates are available for free during classes. When you arrive and check in, there will be an instructor available to help you size and tie the skates. If you bring your own skates, single blade hockey or figure skates are required. All sizes of both styles of skates are available. Helmets are strongly encouraged for all skating participants (bicycle helmets are acceptable)! Comfortable, flexible, and warm clothing, including hats and gloves or mittens are recommended for all skaters. Beginner skaters should wear loose fitting pants while learning how to safely fall and stand back up.
Therapeutic skating is offered to anyone who would need special assistance due to medical, physical, or cognitive impairment. Please be sure to fill out the medical history form attached to registration so we can make the first day as comfortable as possible for your skater.
For more information contact Gail Sombati at firstname.lastname@example.org