Athletes invited to Skating Championships Invitational

 
Brian Selders
Updated 1/16/2018 8:25 AM
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  • Figure skaters with disabilities are invited to compete in the upcoming Skating Championships Invitational.JoAnn Snyder

    Figure skaters with disabilities are invited to compete in the upcoming Skating Championships Invitational.JoAnn Snyder

Skaters with disabilities from throughout the State of Illinois are invited to compete in the inaugural year of the Skating Championships Invitational. This event, hosted by Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA), will be held at Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills on Sunday, February 18 from 2 -- 6:30 pm. The event will be followed by a celebratory dinner and dance at the White Deer Run Golf Course in Vernon Hills.

NWSRA Senior Manager of Special Recreation JoAnn Snyder stated "This is a fantastic opportunity for skaters with disabilities to continue to develop their skills and compete on a statewide level. We are very excited to work with local partners and organizations to ensure that figure skating is accessible for all." The event is open to all skaters with a disability and families, friends and supporters are invited to cheer on the athletes during the day of competition.

NWSRA is currently registering athletes, as well as seeking sponsors. Contact JoAnn Snyder, Northwest Special Recreation Association, 847/392-2848 or jsnyder@nwsra.org for a registration packet or more information.

About NWSRA

Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) provides outstanding opportunities through recreation for children and adults with disabilities. NWSRA has grown tremendously over its 43 year history. NWSRA provides over 2,000 recreational programs and received more than 15,000 registrations annually. Athletics are very popular at NWSRA, with over 600 athletes competing in 16 sports. NWSRA has received the National Recreation and Park Association Excellence in Inclusion Award, given to one organization throughout the nation that has proven its leadership in the promotion of inclusion and diversity initiatives. NWSRA serves 17 northwest suburban communities, providing day camps, weekly programs, trips, special events, cultural arts and more. For more information on NWSRA, visit www.nwsra.org or contact Brian Selders at 847-392-2848 or e-mail bselders@nwsra.org.

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