Special Education Skating Program 2015

Thank you to supporters of our Special Education Skating Program. The main focus of this program is to develop relationships amongst all students while providing an opportunity to interact and have fun. Students from Holyoke High School, including over thirty students with disabilities, returned to the Fitzpatrick’s Skating Arena this year to learn and enjoy the magic of ice skating. Some used handicapped-equipped skate sleds and walkers to facilitate their skating. The coordination of mainstream students and special education students within the high school has enriched the program for all participants. This program has developed into a perfect inclusion experience for all the high school students involved.