Adaptive ice skating, ice games held at Fitzpatrick Memorial Rink in Holyoke

Hampden County

People of all abilities and ages gathered in Holyoke for some fun on the ice.

Adaptive ice skating and ice games were held at the Fitzpatrick Memorial Rink thanks to Mass DCR. Dozens of people came out with their friends and family.

Whether they were skating on a pair of conventional skates or being pushed on an ice sled, there was something for everyone.

Activities on the ice included obstacle courses, races and power chair games. Members of the Chicopee Colts hockey team volunteered at the free skate.

Laila Soleimani, an outreach coordinator for the DCR Universal Access Program, told 22News, “Our program is specifically geared towards people with disabilities but we really encourage folks to come out with friends and family to utilize these great opportunities within the community. It’s a great opportunity for them to socialize, to get to know other people and to get some physical activity as well.”

Adaptive ice skating is held at the Fitzpatrick Memorial Rink in Holyoke once every month from November to March.

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