Makenna’s brother and dad play hockey and love to skate, but because of her low muscle tone and struggles with balance, she hasn’t been able to skate with them. Makenna, her brother and her mom attended a CTN “Try it” Sledge event in 2019 and were introduced to a new sport to enjoy with the whole family. Once Makenna got the hang of moving across the ice and shooting the puck with her sticks, she was excited to show her dad how she could play hockey too. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Makenna’s family borrowed sleds from CTN to play sledge hockey together on their local community ice. This has enabled Makenna and her family to have fun and play hockey together.
Look at Makenna hitting the ice to try sledge hockey for the first time!
Families can borrow sledges for two weeks through CTN’s Recreational Loan Program. Speak to your child’s team to see if this would be a good fit for your child or you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Before you borrow a sledge, here’s what you need to know about contactless pick up and drop off:
Barrie Skating Club - Adaptive Learn to Skate Program - Barrie
Do you have a child with special needs? Do you wish to have your child learn to skate in a safe and supportive environment that can be adapted to meet their needs? If so, we have the program for you!
Canada's National Ballet School - NBS Kids Adaptive Dance Program - Toronto
The NBS Kids – Adaptive Dance Program was created by Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), in consultation with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The program offers adapted creative movement classes for children ages 6-9 with diverse cognitive, physical and developmental needs. These 45-minute sensory-friendly dance classes provide
opportunities for children to explore creativity and expression through the use of movement and music.
Sign up for our email list to receive information about events, newsletters, resources and more.
Interested in volunteering with CTN?
Do you have questions about your child’s development or services available in York Region or Simcoe County
Share information, tips and resources
with other families