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

adaptive skiing

Mt. Tom State Reservation

Visit the popular accessible trail around Lake Bray this winter on snowshoes, 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
February 11 and March 10

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Wendell State Forest

Enjoy the winter woods with outdoor skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobile rides, as conditions permit. Call All Out Adventures to sign up: 413-584-2052

Saturdays, 11:00AM–3:00PM
February 6, 13, 20, 27


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

kicksledding

12:00PM–4:00PM
February 7, 21, 28
March 6 & Monday, February 15


Yurts at Otter River State Forest

Make a reservation to go camping in an accessible yurt in 2016

Campground reservations open six months in advance and fill up fast, especially at popular campsites. Plan your summer vacation now! Try an accessible yurt in July or September at Shawme-Crowell State Forest, Nickerson State Park, or Wells State Park. To reserve a yurt or for more information about accessible camping, call Rachael at 413-545-5745.


skate walkers

Play around with some fun winter gear this season

Winter is a great time to try out some of UAP’s gear to help navigate the snow and ice.
Skate walkers provide secure balance on the ice, for novice and experienced skaters alike. We’ve recently upgraded to some sturdy metal walkers from Gliding Stars, an adaptive skating program in New York. The new walkers hold up well in the cold and are easy to use. They also pair up wonderfully with ice grippers that offer traction with steel coils that are safer and less damaging to the ice surface than spikes.
 

accessible sled

Kicksleds are a fast and fun way to get around the snow and transport people, gear, or even groceries! A wooden chair is mounted on long runners with footplates. The person pushing the sled can stand on the plates and glide along when going quickly or sledding down hills. The sleds are steered by twisting the flexible frame, and stopped by braking with the feet. The person sitting in the sled can assist with ski poles to make the ride an easier one. The sleds work best on moderate terrain, but small hills provide a thrill, too.
If you’d like to explore a new way to get around this winter, come to a program and give our equipment a try. We’ll hope to see you in the parks!

 

Work to Play

The Universal Access Program (UAP) is excited to partner with Spaulding Rehab Hospital to expand the range of accessible recreation opportunities for working people with disabilities in the Boston area. This Work to Play Initiative (W2P) will bring more weekend and evening programs to the UAP program schedule, to provide programming outside of regular working hours.
 

frog pond skating

Our first Work to Play program will take place on the Boston Common Frog Pond on Wednesday, February 24th from 5PM to 8PM. The Frog Pond is in a prime location and easily accessible via public transportation, and is a beautiful scene in the evenings. Come join us to enjoy the fresh air and see the Boston skyline light up the ice!
We are looking for your help to expand this initiative in the coming seasons so that working people can take advantage of all of the great recreational opportunities at parks across the state. If you are a person with a disability who works, or know someone who is, please take a few minutes to fill out our survey at goo.gl/DDRMmW
In addition to the Work to Play initiative, we already offer some weekend winter programming in the Boston area at DCR’s Leo J. Martin Ski Track in Weston. To sign up for this program, please contact Stavros Outdoor Access at the number on the following page. If you would like more information about the initiative or would like to attend a Work to Play program, please contact the Universal Access Program at 413-348-2383.

Adaptive Ice Skating Programs

Cronin Rink

                     

WHAT:           ADAPTIVE SKATING PROGRAM IN HOLYOKE

Program is free, but pre-registration is required. Call 413-545-5758 or email marcy.marchello@state.ma.us to sign up.

WHEN:          Sunday: February 14 from 1:00PM-2:50PM

WHERE:        Fitzpatrick Skating Rink, 575 Maple Street, Holyoke, MA 01040. (413)-532-2929

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WHAT:           ADAPTIVE SKATING PROGRAM IN REVERE

Program is free, but pre-registration is required. Call 413-545-5758 or email marcy.marchello@state.ma.us to sign up.

WHEN:          Tuesday: February 16 from 11:30AM-1:30PM

WHERE:        Cronin Skating Rink, 850 Revere Parkway, Revere, MA. (781)-284-9491

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WHAT:           ADAPTIVE SKATING PROGRAM IN BROCKTON

For more info and to attend this free program, call 413-584-2052 or email info@alloutadventures.org.

WHEN:          Sunday: February 21 from 1:30PM-3:20PM

WHERE:        Asiaf Skating Arena, 470 Forest Avenue, Brockton, MA. (508)-583-6804.

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WHAT:           ADAPTIVE SKATING PROGRAM IN FALL RIVER

For more info and to attend this free program, call 413-584-2052 or email info@alloutadventures.org.

WHEN:          Wednesday: March 2 from 11:00AM-1:00PM

WHERE:        Driscoll Skating Rink, 272 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA. (508)-679-3274

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WHAT:           ADAPTIVE SKATING PROGRAM IN FALL RIVER

For more info and to attend this free program, call 413-584-2052 or email info@alloutadventures.org..

WHEN:          Sunday: March 13 from 2:00PM-4:00PM

WHERE:        Driscoll Skating Rink, 272 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA. (508)-679-3274

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WHAT:           ADAPTIVE SKATING PROGRAM IN REVERE

Program is free, but pre-registration is required. Call 413-545-5758 or email marcy.marchello@state.ma.us to sign up.

WHEN:          Tuesday: March 15 from 11:30AM-1:30PM

WHERE:        Cronin Skating Rink, 850 Revere Parkway, Revere, MA. (781)-284-9491

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WHAT:           ADAPTIVE SKATING PROGRAM IN HOLYOKE

Program is free, but pre-registration is required. Call 413-545-5758 or email marcy.marchello@state.ma.us to sign up.

WHEN:          Sunday: March 20 from 1:00PM-2:50PM

WHERE:        Fitzpatrick Skating Rink, 575 Maple Street, Holyoke, MA 01040. (413)-532-2929

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WHAT:            ADAPTIVE SKATING PROGRAM IN WORCESTER

For more info and to attend this free program, call 413-584-2052 or email info@alloutadventures.org.

WHEN:         Thursday: March 24 from 10:00AM-12PM

WHERE:      Charles J. Buffone Skating Rink, 284 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA. (508) 799-0910

 

 

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Calendar of Events

Date

Day

Time

Location

Town

Theme

February 13

Saturday

11:00-3:00

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

February 14

Sunday

1:00–2:50

Fitzpatrick Rink

Holyoke

Adaptive Skating/Ice Games

February 15

Monday

12:00-4:00

Leo J. Martin Ski Track

Weston

X-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

February 16

Tuesday

11:30–1:20

Cronin Rink

Revere

Adaptive Skating/Ice Games

February 20

Saturday

11:00–3:00

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

February 21

Sunday

12:00–4:00

Leo J. Martin Ski Track

Weston

X-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

February 21

Sunday

1:30–3:20

Asiaf Rink

Brockton

Assisted Public Skating

February 24

Wednesday

5:00–8:00

Boston Common

Boston

Assisted Public Skating

February 27

Saturday

11:00–3:00

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

February 28

Sunday

12:00–4:00

Leo J. Martin Ski Track

Weston

X-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

February 28

Sunday

1:30–3:20

Asiaf Rink

Brockton

Assisted Public Skating

March 2

Wednesday

11:00–12:50

Driscoll Rink

Fall River

Adaptive Skating/Ice Games

March 6

Sunday

12:00–4:00

Leo J. Martin Ski Track

Weston

X-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

March 6

Sunday

1:30–3:20

Asiaf Rink

Brockton

Assisted Public Skating

March 10

Thursday

11:00–3:00

Mt. Tom Reservation

Holyoke

Outdoor Recreation

March 13

Sunday

2:00–3:50

Driscoll Rink

Fall River

Assisted Public Skating

March 15

Tuesday

11:30–12:50

Cronin Rink

Revere

Adaptive Skating/Ice Games

March 20

Sunday

1:00–2:50

Fitzpatrick Rink

Holyoke

Adaptive Skating/Ice Games

March 24

Thursday

10:00–11:50

Buffone Rink

Worcester

Adaptive Skating/Ice Games


Universal Access Fair

 

Save the date for our Adaptive Recreation Fair!

Artesani Park in Brighton (Boston)

Saturday, June 4
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 and letterboxing, equipment demos, refreshments, music, and more. For details or to register, call Laila at 413-545-5759 or email laila.soleimani@state.ma.us