Disability Pride Month recognizes the history and achievements of those within the disabled community. It also aims to uplift people with disabilities as they celebrate their disabilities as an integral part of their identities and to bring awareness to the fight against the negative stigma associated with disability. We believe it is important that anyone, regardless of their ability has a place and a voice in the sport of figure skating and feel welcomed and included by their peers.
- About Disability Pride Month
- About the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary Guide
- Shows/Movies Featuring Disabled Characters
- 15 Books to Celebrate Disability Pride
- Person and Identity-First Language
- How to Talk to Kids About Disability
- Combating Harmful Disability Stereotypes (Adults Only)
- Know Your Rights: Disability in Sports
U.S. Figure Skating Resources
The U.S. Figure Skating Adaptive Program offers recreational and competitive avenues for skaters with physical and intellectual disabilities to thrive. Through skating and artistic skill development, skaters will construct a foundation to build success on and off the ice. Rinks, programs and clubs offer Adaptive Skating programs for skaters of all ages and experiences.
Ice rinks, figure skating clubs and Learn to Skate USA® programs can start their own Adaptive Skating program. Click here to complete the interest form, and U.S. Figure Skating will outfit you with the tools and resources you need to offer an Adaptive Program for your skaters.
For additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories From Our Community
- Adaptive Skating Event Shows That Everyone is Welcome
- Bringing Skating to Everyone
- Let Them Know We Are Here
- My Favorite Day of the Week