Hershey Figure Skating Club's Therapeutic Skating -- Hershey Twizzles
What is therapeutic skating? Skating is great exercise, but can be especially beneficial to those with developmental disabilities, physical challenges, or who are recovering from an injury. Our Hershey Twizzles program runs for 5-weeks, with the first week may involve mostly off-ice (depending upon skater ability) but in skates (progressing to on-ice as the skaters' ability improves). It is open to kids 5-16.
Skaters will be paired with their own volunteer "buddy," and work at his or her own pace under the guidance of our USFSA-certified coach. Your skater will work on a special Therapeutic Skating curriculum, earning badges along the way. Badges can be sewn onto a skating or winter jacket, and be a reminder of their success. The first badge is done off-ice during the first session, as the skaters grow accustomed to wearing and standing in skates.