Therapeutic Skating is an adaptive figure skating program providing children and adults with a wide range of disabilities access to the sport of figure skating in a specialized skating experience. The Club believes that every member of the community interested in skating should have the opportunity to learn and participate in the joy of the sport.
Managed by the Skating Academy, the Club’s learn-to-skate program, Therapeutic Skating lessons are designed around the specific needs of each individual participant, beginning with one-on-one introductions with our qualified team of instructors. As skaters’ skills on the ice improve, individual programs may progress to small groups. The program’s skaters have fun, learn new skills and develop greater confidence in their ability to take on new challenges and succeed.
Michael Phaneuf has been the Program Director for Therapeutic Skating since 2014. He is currently a Special Education and English language teacher in Boston Public Schools, and is an active ice dance coach.