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Accessible Sports in Thunder Bay

wheelchair curling

The Thunder Bay Wheelchair Curling Association will host Wheelchair Curling this fall and winter. Children and adults with a physical disability can join in to enjoy the sport from a wheelchair. Wheelchairs and basic curling instruction is provided by experienced curlers.  Volunteer!  Contact: Gino 577-6507, Dave at 577-5818 or the Fort William Curling Club at 622-5377    

Goalball

Goalball is a game played by two teams with blindfolds and a ball with a bell in it. This is a fun sport and a great workout!  Equipment is provided - all you need are indoor shoes and the willingness to try a new and exciting sport! For some information on the rules of this game, follow this link to Wikipedia.  To get involved with the the Thunder Bay Goalball League e-mail puppycat@tbaytel.net.

sitski 

Come out and enjoy our beautiful winters! The Jack Rabbit Adaptive program will help you get stronger, stay healthy, and have fun in the snow. Interested in trying sitskiing? Contact Berit Dool at lssd.paranordic@gmail.com or Thunder Bay Nordic Trails 475-7081.

sledge hockey

Sledge Hockey is played from a sledge that you can move around the ice using picks. The equipment is available in Thunder Bay, so come out and get into this great sport! Contact Darren Lillington at 344-3743 or email at Darren.Lillington@sciontario.org. The Ontario Sledge Hockey Association has more information at www.ontariosledge.com.

DOWNHILL SKIING

Ontario Track 3 is a non-profit volunteer organization aimed at teaching youth with cognitive or physical disabilities to downhill ski. Sessions will run once a week for 7 weeks at Mount Baldy beginning January 2012. For more information on registering a student or becoming a volunteer instructor (no teaching experience required) contact Jessica at jabdelma@lakeheadu.ca.

 Blind Curling

Join in with this group by calling Scott at 625- 2240 or email sgarner@thunderbay.ca

Special Olympics

Join in on sports and leisure activities for people with intellectual disabilities. Contact Murray Luck at 475-3338 or murray23@scoylandmail.com.