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Kids with Disabilities (Posted On: Tuesday, December 01, 2015)

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For more than 43 years Ontario Track 3 Ski Association for Kids with disabilities has been dedicated to adaptive alpine sports programs for children and youth with disabilities. Track 3 started in 1972 at a single Collingwood location assisting a small number of young amputees. The name "Track 3" comes from the three tracks left in the snow by an amputee skiing with one ski and two outriggers. Since then, Track 3 has grown to 17 programs in 13 locations.

This year, Ontario Track 3 will serve over 200 children that have a wide variety of cognitive and physical disabilities. Over 400 volunteers will actively participate in our programs. Our volunteers will also assist school kids when they are planning their school ski days. When Ontario Track 3 is involved, students with disabilities are not left behind. They gain the opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement of skiing and snowboarding alongside their classmates and peers.

Ontario Track 3 has a large waiting list and we are looking for volunteers to join use on the hill this season so we can get more of those kids on the hill for the 2016 season. Track 3 has developed a comprehensive instructor training and certification program which is critical to the safe and consistent delivery of high quality programs. Please go to the Track 3 website to register, and join use on the hill at Craigleith Ski Club on January 2nd and 3rd for our new volunteer on hill training


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