With winter comes ice, something many people avoid for its potential hazards, yet in the right context, ice brings out a sense of fun and playfulness. Where an ice rink is defined, indoors or out, any sort of game or play activity is bound to be going on. Being on ice propels the body into movement to stay warm. Testing the slickness of ice translates into sliding, spinning, gliding, chasing and smiles. Ice inspires play!
Spontaneity and inventiveness abound in our adaptive skating programs. There seems to be a new game created at almost every program we
facilitate. Some of the games we've generated include spinning donuts in
power wheelchairs, ice sled races, hockey games with balls and pucks of
all sizes and styles, flying kites while skating, lining up in ice sled
trains, building foam block towers and walls to crash into, slaloms,
and power chair towing of people in ice sleds in a variation of
crack-the-whip. With skaters on conventional skates, using skate walkers, ice sleds and/or their own wheelchairs, and others using ice grippers over their shoes, the possibilities are still being discovered!
December 2 - Holyoke
December 6 - Worcester
December 11 - Revere
Call 413-545-5758 to register for these programs sponsored by DCR's Universal Access Program! The whole rink is ours to play on for two hours! Come as you are (with warm clothes, gloves and a hat) and embrace winter with a spin on the ice!
Do you play on the ice? Please share your game inventions using the comment link below!