Adaptive program schedule

See a list of the current adaptive and accessible programming offered in state parks.

Adaptive and accessible programming is offered seasonally by the Universal Access Program. Our calendar of events is published in May and December of each year. If you would like to get on our mailing list to be notified of upcoming events and activities, please contact us.

Pre-registration and a current registration form are required for all programs. 

Outdoor Winter Programs

Weston

Leo J. Martin Ski Track
Sundays, January 28, February 4, 11, 25 & Monday (President’s Day), February 19
12pm–4pm
Enjoy kicksledding, sit-skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing on a groomed course. Snow is made daily!
Contact Stavros Outdoor Access to sign up: call (413) 259-0009.

Wendell

Wendell State Forest
Saturdays, 11am–3pm
January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 10, 17, 24 (March 3 & 10 are scheduled weather makeup dates)
Enjoy the winter woods with outdoor ice skating, cross-country skiing, sit-skiing, gentle sled hockey, kicksledding, snowshoeing, and snowmobile rides, as conditions permit. Bring a lunch and warm up around the fire before heading out on the groomed trails for a group excursion!
Call All Out Adventures to sign up at (413) 584-2052 or email info@alloutadventures.org.

Adaptive Ice Skating Opportunities

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.

Ice sleds, skate walkers, helmets, ice grippers, and ice skates are available. Admission and equipment are provided free of cost. Pre-registration is required.

Brockton

John G. Asiaf Memorial Rink
This program takes place during public skating time on a reserved section of the rink.
Sundays, 1:30pm–3:20pm
January 21, February 4, 18, March 4
To sign up, contact All Out Adventures at (413) 584-2052 or info@alloutadventures.org.

East Boston

Porrazzo Memorial Rink
Tuesdays, 11:30am–1:20pm
January 16, February 13, March 13
To sign up call (413) 545-5759 or email laila.soleimani@state.ma.us.

Fall River

Arthur R. Driscoll Memorial Rink
Wednesdays, 11am–12:50pm
January 31, February 28
To sign up call (413) 545-5759 or email laila.soleimani@state.ma.us.

Holyoke

Henry J. Fitzpatrick Skating Rink
Sundays, 1pm–2:50pm
December 17, January 14, February 11, March 11
To sign up call (413) 545-5759 or email laila.soleimani@state.ma.us.

Worcester

Charles J. Buffone Skating Rink
Thursdays, 10am–11:50am
January 25, March 15
To sign up call (413) 545-5759 or email laila.soleimani@state.ma.us.

Calendar of Events

Date

Day

Time

Location

Town

Activity

December 17

Sunday

1pm–2:50pm

Fitzpatrick Rink

Holyoke

Adaptive Skating and Games

January 13

Saturday

11am–3pm

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

January 14

Sunday

1pm–2:50pm

Fitzpatrick Rink

Holyoke

Adaptive Skating and Games

January 16

Tuesday

11:30am–1:20pm

Porrazzo Rink

E. Boston

Adaptive Skating and Games

January 20

Saturday

11am–3pm

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

January 21

Sunday

1:30pm–3:20pm

Asiaf Rink

Brockton

Assisted Public Skating

January 25

Thursday

10am–11:50am

Buffone Rink

Worcester

Adaptive Skating and Games

January 27

Saturday

11am–3pm

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

January 28

Sunday

12am–4pm

Leo J. Martin Ski Track

Weston

X-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

January 31

Wednesday

11am–12:50pm

Driscoll Rink

Fall River

Adaptive Skating and Games

February 3

Saturday

11am–3pm

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

February 4

Sunday

12am–4pm

Leo J. Martin Ski Track

Weston

X-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

February 4

Sunday

1:30pm–3:20pm

Asiaf Rink

Brockton

Assisted Public Skating

February 10

Saturday

11am–3pm

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

February 11

Sunday

1pm–2:50pm

Fitzpatrick Rink

Holyoke

Adaptive Skating and Games

February 11

Sunday

12am–4pm

Leo J. Martin Ski Track

Weston

X-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

February 13

Tuesday

11:30am–1:20pm

Porrazzo Rink

E. Boston

Adaptive Skating and Games

February 17

Saturday

11am–3pm

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

February 18

Sunday

1:30pm–3:20pm

Asiaf Rink

Brockton

Assisted Public Skating

February 19

Monday

12am–4pm

Leo J. Martin Ski Track

Weston

X-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

February 24

Saturday

11am–3pm

Wendell State Forest

Wendell

Outdoor Recreation

February 25

Sunday

12am–4pm

Leo J. Martin Ski Track

Weston

X-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

February 28

Wednesday

11am–12:50pm

Driscoll Rink

Fall River

Adaptive Skating and Games

March 4

Sunday

1:30pm–3:20pm

Asiaf Rink

Brockton

Assisted Public Skating

March 11

Sunday

1pm–2:50pm

Fitzpatrick Rink

Holyoke

Adaptive Skating and Games

March 13

Tuesday

11:30am–1:20pm

Porrazzo Rink

E. Boston

Adaptive Skating and Games

March 15

Thursday

10am–11:50am

Buffone Rink

Worcester

Adaptive Skating and Games

June 2

Saturday

11am–3pm

Artesani/Herter Park

Brighton

Adaptive Recreation Fair

 

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