Inclusive Family Fun: Winter Walks Made Easier with Polar Ski Sets

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CTN families can now borrow a Polar Ski set to help strollers, walkers and rollators maneuver in the snow!

CTN’s Equipment Loan Program (ELP), funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, has recently purchased the 4x4 Polar Ski set. Polar Skis were created by very active parents who wanted to ensure that their child could participate with them with added safety, warmth, and comfort!

Polar Ski sets are compatible with some wheelchairs and walkers, providing mobility and remaining highly adaptive for families to enjoy together. This allows for accessibility to explore the trails, have fun outside and stay healthy during the winter months.

CTN supports kids, youth and families by focusing on CanChild's framework of the F-words for Child Development. Every child with varying abilities has the right to have fun, enjoy friends, function as they are, access fitness, plan for their future and join in family activities like bath-time and playing independently!

What are the benefits of the Polar Ski set?

  1. Family – Enjoy the great outdoors as a family. The skis are easy to put on and remove, no tools required!
  2. Function – This set of small skis is designed to accommodate single or double-wheeled strollers, walkers and rollators with wheel diameters from 4 to 14 inches.  It can be used on the front wheels of some wheelchairs as well! Each ski can support up to 200 lb.
  3. Friends – Enjoy winter recess outside with friends!
  4. Fitness – When used with walkers and rollators, the Polar Ski set is great way to enjoy outdoor fitness all winter long.

The Polar Ski set is part of the CTN Equipment Loan Program and can be borrowed for two weeks by families of kids and youth who receive OT/PT services and live in Simcoe County or York Region. Speak to your child’s therapist for more information or email

Learn more about the benefits of the Polar Ski set here.

Watch this video about how to install the ski set on your wheels.

1 Rosenbaum, P., & Gorter, J. W. (2012). The ‘F‐words’ in childhood disability: I swear this is how we should think! Child: care, health and development, 38(4), 457-463 Before F-Words for Child Development