|Brenda Davies teaches the fundamentals|
of turning on a sitski at the Weston Ski Track.
Don't miss the Winter Paralympics! They are in progress through March 16. Media attention on this spectacular event is more extensive than ever before! You can view great daily coverage on NBCSN, YouTube Paralympic TV, and even On Demand if you get NBCSN. Like U.S. Paralympics on facebook for updates, stories and images. Catch video clips of Team USA here.
|Universal Access Program volunteers oversee a|
downhill race between two brothers on sitskis.
There is a nice connection between ordinary recreation and performance sports. So many of the adaptive activities we offer in Massachusetts State Parks provide an introductory experience that can potentially funnel an interested athlete towards the Paralympics - if an individual is inspired and talented and supported to pursue this route. Paralympic Sports Clubs are sprouting up all over the U.S. to help individuals discover their potential for competition and train.
|Tom McCarthy, Universal Access Program director,|
shoots the puck with sled hockey players in a state rink.
DCR's Universal Access Program recently became a Paralympic Sport Club. This status allow us to help promote Paralympic awareness and encourage those interested in competing towards the appropriate training.
Click here for a full list of Paralympic Sports Clubs in Massachusetts and elsewhere.
And don't miss the US - RUSSIA gold medal sled hockey game this Saturday!!!!!