Specially designed classes allow individuals with a range of physical or developmental disabilities to skate. The Skate United and Special Olympics badge programs are designed to engage these individuals in the sport for recreation, activity and enjoyment.
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Skating is for everyone, no matter age or ability. The Special Olympics curriculum, designed in partnership with the Special Olympics organization, provides individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity for a lifetime on the ice. Skaters will develop new skills and instill greater confidence in themselves.
The Special Olympics program is designed to engage athletes in the sport for recreation, activity and enjoyment. Skaters in this track can compete at designated Special Olympics competitions, participate in shows, and enjoy their time on the ice.
Learn to Skate USA® welcomes skaters of all ages and abilities to ice. The Skate United curriculum provides individuals with physical disabilities the chance to learn new skills, make lasting friendships and learn that nothing can stop them from achieving their dreams. The updated curriculum was designed in partnership with Move United.
The Skate United curriculum engages athletes in the sport of ice skating for recreation, activity and enjoyment. Skaters in this track can compete at designated competitions, perform in exhibitions or simply show their families the amazing things they can do on the ice.