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Second Annual IceAbility Continues Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion
The Orange community is invited to attend IceAbility on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. ET. Connecting to a variety of interests, IceAbility will showcase inclusive and adaptive activities available to the Syracuse University community such as curling, ice skating, sled hockey and esports.
The event is a collaborative effort between the Disability Cultural Center and the Barnes Center at The Arch. All activities are free and open to the Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) communities.
“This family-friendly, disability-accessible event hosts both in-person and virtually inclusive experiences. Events throughout the afternoon are free and will host opportunities to learn about adaptive, accessible ice and esports equipment; available to all attendees and those seeking experiences throughout the academic year,” says Kate Pollack, coordinator of the Disability Cultural Center.
To support health and wellness procedures, attendees are asked to RSVP for IceAbility. Individuals who RSVP will receive an exclusive pre-registration email invitation on Friday, Oct. 2, providing the opportunity to proactively secure their activities and timeslots. Those who do not RSVP may register for events on the Wellness Portal under “Special Events” starting six hours prior to each event on Saturday, Oct. 3. If this is your first time using the Wellness Portal, please visit the Barnes Center at The Arch website for additional information and instruction.
“The Barnes Center at The Arch is committed to providing recreational opportunities for all members of our campus community,” says Aaron Landers, programming coordinator of the Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion. “The goal of IceAbility is to showcase activities that everyone can participate in and to create spaces that promote inclusion, diversity, health and wellness.”
IceAbility Fall 2020 Events
All are invited to RSVP to attend activities throughout the day at the Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion and the Barnes Center at The Arch. RSVPs are encouraged as space is limited. Registration and masks are required for all in-person events.
Ice Sports hosted at Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion include traditional and adaptive curling, skating and sled hockey. Explore the Centro South Campus bus schedule to help plan your visit. Hosted at the Barnes Center at The Arch, esports activity highlights will include a variety of games and the opportunity to explore adaptive computer and gaming console technology. No experience is necessary as coaches and staff will be available throughout the day to provide guidance and instruction.
The Orange community is invited to join Jenna Fink ’21, virtually throughout the afternoon as she shares demonstrations, interviews, and more. Featured guests include Colin Gooley G ’17, a native of Baldwinsville and member of the national U.S. Sled Hockey team. Gooley will provide on-ice instruction and participate in a live virtual Question and Answer session. Explore event details on the IceAbility webpage.
For more information or to request accommodations, please contact Aaron Landers by emailing email@example.com or calling 315.443.4273.
Story by Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience communications intern Alana Boyd G ’21.