Start 2 Skate and Play in Peterborough

More exciting news about opportunities for teenagers and young adults with learning/development disabilities to learn how to skate and play Ice Hockey – this time in Peterborough

Start 2 Skate and Play (for those with a Learning/Development Disability)

Starting on 6th January 2012 we will be running a free Start to Skate and Play course.   The course is designed to teach you the basics of ice skating and ice hockey in an informal setting without any expectations or pressures.  Sessions last for 1 hour starting at 6:30pm and are delivered with an understanding that mainstream coaching is not always suitable for people with a learning/development disability and so start to skate play is delivered using a variety of suitable techniques.

Start to Skate and Play is a great way to learn to skate and to try the energetic and exciting game of ice hockey.  Taking part will increase confidence, improve skating skills and encourage people to make friends.

This structured, six-week course is suitable for anybody between the ages of 14 -25.  Participants will learn how to ice skate and be given the opportunity to learn the basics of ice hockey. It provides a way to make new friends, get a great introduction to ice skating and allows you to learn new skills.

All equipment is provided and the sessions will be led be experienced coaches.

Anyone 14 – 25 with a learning or development disability is encouraged to take part.  Common learning or development disabilities are;

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Neurological Disorders (i.e. Tourette’s Syndrome)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • ADD/ADHD

The six week course is free and anyone who attends 5 of the 6 sessions will receive the following;

  • Free skating
  • Discounts on attending Learn to Skate or Learn to Play courses
  • Chance to join hockey and skating programmes

To book your place on the course, please contact Peterborough Ice Rink on 01733 260 222.

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