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Host Chapter: Strait Area Categories: Children and Youth

Learn to Skate (Strait Area)

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This program encourages children and youth on the spectrum to skate with support of a “buddy” on the ice, and offers basic instructions on skating.

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Ages/Life Stage:

Children & Youth, Ages 6-12


Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre


Participants are encouraged to skate in a fun atmosphere with different activities and games set up on the ice.

Each child is paired with a volunteer “buddy” on the ice that helps support their needs. Basic instructions and support provided.

The program is largely participant-led and activities are designed at each individuals’ skill level and capability.


Natalie Stevens, Autism Support Coordinator, Strait Area

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