Accessible ice skating

Discover which rinks have adaptive ice skating equipment and learn about adaptive skating programs.

Many rinks offer ice sleds for use during un-crowded public skating times. Ice sleds offer a seated option for skaters who cannot use their legs or who have balance issues too difficult for conventional skating. There is no charge for ice sled use, but other rental fees may apply. You should be able to transfer into and out of the sleds on your own and skate independently, or bring a companion who can assist you.
If you'd like more assistance or want the chance to play games while out on the ice, you can attend seasonal skating programs offered by the Universal Access program. These programs run from November through March every year.


Image credits:  A sled skater at Fitzpatrick Rink (Marcy Marchello)


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