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New Ability Skate now available

Starting Sunday, December 3, the City of Lethbridge is introducing two Ability Skate times into its public skating schedule. The Ability Skate is a new sensory-friendly public skating program specifically designed for Lethbridge residents with disabilities.

The idea to introduce dedicated Ability Skate times was born out of a conversation that a Community Conversation attendee had with one of our Recreation and Culture staff.

This dedicated public program will accommodate a slower-paced skate, while creating a sensory-friendly environment. Loud music will be removed to accommodate attendees with audio sensitivities. The lights will be dimmed allowing for individuals with light sensitivities to be accommodated during the skate. Additionally, the skate will be a monitored slow-paced circular skate.

The Ability Skates also allow the use of mobility assists or devices such as a wheelchair or walker on the ice. There will be a cleaning station that will allow the mobility devices that will come in contact with the ice surface to be wiped clean prior to entering the ice surface.

The Ability Skate will be free of charge and will be held twice a week at the Civic Ice arena, 905 6 Avenue South, on Sundays from 1:45-3:15 p.m. and Tuesdays 1-2 p.m.

This skate will offer community members with special needs and disabilities a chance to enjoy healthy and active living opportunities at our arenas.

For Public Inquiries:

Call 311 | Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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