Start Your Journey
Use the following resources to start your skating journey with an Adaptive Skating program.
Click here to read the Adaptive Skating Manual
Click here to view the Adaptive Skating curriculum sheet
Click here to visit the Special Olympics figure skating page
Click here to view the Special Olympics curriculum sheet
Click here to find an Adaptive Skating program near you
Click here to watch the Skate United and S.A.M. webinar
Read about the Skating Accommodation Memorandum (S.A.M.) here
How to Start an Adaptive Program
Ice rinks, figure skating clubs and Learn to Skate USA programs can start their own Adaptive Skating program. There are three ways to start an Adaptive Skating program at your rink:
- In conjunction with an established Learn to Skate USA program
- As an independent Learn to Skate USA program
- In conjunction with a figure skating club
Click here to complete the interest form, and we'll 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.
Click below to expand a drop-down menu of resources to get started.
- Resources to Start Your Adaptive Skating Program
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Click here to learn about U.S. Figure Skating's test structure from the rulebook (begins on page 162)
Off-ice resources are coming soon.
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Click here to learn more about testing with U.S. Figure Skating.
Adaptive Skating Equipment
Click here to find companies that provide Adaptive Skating equipment.
Elaine Theisen Fund
Established in 2012, the Elaine Theisen Diamond Fund for Special Olympics and Adaptive Skating provides grants to Special Olympics/Adaptive Skating programs or to member clubs who wish to enhance their operations to attract, involve and encourage new generations of skaters.