Skater Aids Help Students on Ice | News
Some Oakland Elementary students are gliding with ease at the Sunbury City Ice Rink because of the new skater aids. They help the students with disabilities stay steady and balanced on the ice.
"They have some motor planning difficulties. So this is a good physical activity for them and hopefully they can come back here with their families," said Deb Faith, autistic support teacher.
All the students have disabilities. They would not be able to skate without the help of these new skater aids. For many students this is their first time on the ice.
Skating is a new experience for Eric Hale. He said he's happy trying the winter sport thanks to this special device for the ice. "I'm having fun," said Hale
City officials bought nine skater aids to help inexperienced skaters keep their balance.
"It opens up a whole new world to talk about communicate about and experienced. A lot of them have balance issues. They don't know where there body is and space and this a way to challenge that," said Speech Pathologist Joan Hauck.
You can find the skater aids at the Sunbury City Ice Rink. They are available for anybody who needs help on the ice.