Adaptive Skating Program
Jefferson City Figure Skating Club (JCFSC) and JC Parks & Recreation hosts the adaptive ice skating program for local, school-aged children with special needs and those who are grandfathered-in. Skaters are assisted by volunteers to improve skating skills, enjoy activities with their peers, and participate in the annual ice show. The program is designed to ensure the safety of the skaters and create a fun environment on ice.
We request a parent, guardian, or responsible adult to remain in attendance with the skater in the event that we need to consult you.
Our program depends on volunteers. In the event we are not able to recruit an adequate number of volunteers, your child may be placed on a waiting list. In the event we do not have enough volunteers during a given lesson, modifications may be necessary to ensure safety. Volunteers are required to have insurance through US Figure Skating and attend a training session prior to participation with our program.
Please refer to the schedule for details. Start dates for skaters may vary depending on availability and completion of registration.
Please complete all adaptive skating registration forms. Acceptance into the adaptive ice skating program is based on our volunteer availability and safety. We want to be sure to meet your child’s needs. Notification of enrollment will be made by an adaptive coordinator when availability is known and registration requirements are fulfilled.
Adaptive Skaters have the opportunity to participate in the Annual Ice Show. Skaters begin learning a routine to music in the weeks coming up to the show. The show is performed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Thursday night right before the show is dress rehearsal. Although this is a large time commitment, the show is usually one of the highlights of the season for the skaters. We wear costumes, take photos, and enjoy performing for our community, family, and friends. Following the show, we return to regular lessons before the season ends. Participation in the show is optional.
Throughout the year, we will provide feedback on your skater’s progress. We continually seek ways to improve the Adaptive Skating Program, please share any ideas or concerns you have anytime!
Email Tori for more information!