Before You Come:

Pre-Register

Get into the activity sooner when you arrive!  Come with your waiver filled out!

www.mass.gov/dcr/universal-access/waiver pdf format of DCR Participant Registration & Release

In the event of poor weather:

Contact the providing organization listed inside.

Need to cancel?

Please call the providing organization and leave a message.


Outdoor Programs

Participants and staff get ready to snowshoe and cross-country ski at Wendell State Forest.

Wendell State Forest
Enjoy the winter woods with outdoor ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobile rides, as conditions permit. Warming hut at the building headquarters available for a reprieve from cold winter weather.

Call All Out Adventures to sign up.
413-584-2052

Saturdays: 11:00am–3:00pm
January 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25

Leo J. Martin Ski Track
Come to DCR’s Leo J. Martin Ski Track in Weston to enjoy cross-country skiing, kicksledding and snowshoeing on a groomed course. Snow is made daily!


Call Stavros Outdoor Access to sign up.
413-259-0009

12:00pm–4:00pm
Sundays: February 5, 12, 26
March 5 & Monday, February 20


D.A.R. State Forest
Visit the popular accessible trail around Highland Lake this winter on snowshoes, sit-skis, or on a kicksled. Bring your lunch and chat in the warming hut before the group hits the trails.

Call Stavros Outdoor Access to sign up.
413-259-0009

Thursdays, 11:00am–3:00pm
January 19, March 9

 


Adaptive Ice Skating Opportunities

Playing games at Driscoll Rink in Fall River
Playing games at Driscoll Rink in Fall River

Come join the fun at our adaptive skating programs in Holyoke, Worcester, East Boston, Fall River, and Brockton!
Lace up a pair of conventional skates or slide around the ice on your manual or power wheelchair. Ice sleds are also available to glide around—propel yourself with small hockey sticks or be pushed around the rink by a friend.
Depending on location, activities on the ice include obstacle courses, a tower of blocks for building up and crashing down, races, colorful balls and pucks to shoot around, power chair games, and gently competitive hockey matches.

Admission and equipment are provided free of cost.

Ice sleds, skate walkers, helmets, ice grippers, and ice skates are available.

Fitzpatrick Skating Rink
Holyoke, MA

Sundays, 1:00pm–2:50pm
December 18, January 15, February 12, March 12
To sign up call 413-545-5759 or email laila.soleimani@state.ma.us

Buffone Skating Rink
Worcester, MA

Thursdays, 10:00am–11:50pm
January 26, February 23
Call All Out Adventures to sign up: 413-584-2052

Porrazzo Skating Rink
East Boston, MA

Tuesdays, 11:30am–1:20pm
December 13, January 17, February 14, March 14
To sign up call 413-545-5759 or email laila.soleimani@state.ma.us

Driscoll Skating Rink
Fall River, MA

Wednesdays, 10:00am–11:50pm
February 1, March 1
Call All Out Adventures to sign up: 413-584-2052

Asiaf Skating Rink
Brockton, MA

This program takes place during public skating time on a re-served section of the rink.
Sundays, 1:30am–3:20pm
February 5, 19, March 5, 19 & April 2
Call All Out Adventures to sign up: 413-584-2052

 

Date

Day

Location

Town

Theme

December 13

Tuesday

Porrazzo Rink

E. Boston

Adaptive Skating and Games

December 18

Sunday

Fitzpatrick Rink

Holyoke

Adaptive Skating and Games

January 14

Saturday

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

January 15

Sunday

Fitzpatrick Rink

Holyoke

Adaptive Skating and Games

January 17

Tuesday

Porrazzo Rink

E. Boston

Adaptive Skating and Games

January 19

Thursday

D.A.R. State Forest

Goshen

Outdoor Recreation

January 21

Saturday

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

January 26

Thursday

Buffone Rink

Worcester

Adaptive Skating and Games

January 28

Saturday

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

February 1

Wednesday

Driscoll Rink

Fall River

Adaptive Skating and Games

February 4

Saturday

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

February 5

Sunday

Leo J. Martin Ski Track

Weston

X-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

February 5

Sunday

Asiaf Rink

Brockton

Assisted Public Skating

February 11

Saturday

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

February 12

Sunday

Fitzpatrick Rink

Holyoke

Adaptive Skating and Games

February 12

Sunday

Leo J. Martin Ski Track

Weston

X-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

February 14

Tuesday

Porrazzo Rink

E. Boston

Adaptive Skating and Games

February 18

Saturday

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

February 19

Sunday

Asiaf Rink

Brockton

Assisted Public Skating

February 20

Monday

Leo J. Martin Ski Track

Weston

X-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

February 23

Thursday

Buffone Rink

Worcester

Adaptive Skating and Games

February 25

Saturday

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

February 26

Sunday

Leo J. Martin Ski Track

Weston

X-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

March 1

Wednesday

Driscoll Rink

Fall River

Adaptive Skating and Games

March 5

Sunday

Leo J. Martin Ski Track

Weston

X-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

March 5

Sunday

Asiaf Rink

Brockton

Assisted Public Skating

March 9

Thursday

D.A.R. State Forest

Goshen

Outdoor Recreation

March 12

Sunday

Fitzpatrick Rink

Holyoke

Adaptive Skating and Games

March 14

Tuesday

Porrazzo Rink

E. Boston

Adaptive Skating and Games

March 19

Sunday

Asiaf Rink

Brockton

Assisted Public Skating

April 2

Sunday

Asiaf Rink

Brockton

Assisted Public Skating

June 3

Saturday

 Artesani Park

Brighton

 Adaptive Recreation Fair


Save the Date for our Adaptive Recreation Fair!

volunteer at adaptive fair
Our volunteers are all smiles as they pass out snacks to fair goers.

 

Artesani Park in Brighton (Boston)
Saturday, June 3rd
10:00am–3:00pm

Join the Universal Access Program to kick off the summer recreation season! Meet other organizations that offer accessible and adaptive recreation opportunities and sign up for new adventures this summer. Along with program information, enjoy adaptive cycling, letterboxing,
equipment demonstrations, refreshments, face painting, music, and scenic views of the Charles River! For details or to register, contact Gigi at
781-254-4720 or gigi.ranno@state.ma.us.


Volunteers Needed for this year’s event! To find out how you can get involved, contact Rachael at 413-545-5745 or rachael.lee@state.ma.us.