Adaptive Edge Skating School
ADAPTIVE EDGE REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON!
Adaptive Edge Skating School at the Adirondack Bank Center is a person-centered approach to ice skating for children ages 2 to 16 years who exhibit physical, communication, and/or cognitive challenges which may impede their ability to belong to a traditional skating club. The program is designed to achieve success in ice skating by having coaches and volunteers work directly with each skater to facilitate his or her ability to enjoy a skating sport. With a customized program for each child, the program will also encourage social skills, and self-confidence and ultimately serve as a feeder program to community skating clubs.
Adaptive Edge Skating School is led by former figure skater, Courtney Gouger, who is also a speech/language pathologist. Courtney along with Samantha Bentley is a certified ISI (Ice Sports Industry) coach. Assisting the coaches are volunteers who are skilled in skating, and knowledgeable about working with children with developmental or cognitive delays. Several of the volunteers are also physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech/language pathologists.