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Ice skating, sledding for those with disabilities

Folks who use wheelchairs and other people with disabilities, their families, and friends are encouraged to get out on the ice through the state Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Universal Access Program.

John G. Asiaf Memorial Rink in Brockton will provide ice sleds and skate walkers during public skating and will offer assisted skating programs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on four Sundays: Jan. 11 and 25 and Feb. 8 and 22.

To register, call All Out Adventures at 413-584-2052.

During these events, a section of the arena will be set aside for people to use the sleds and play sled hockey.


Both staff members and volunteers will be on hand to help. Admission to public skating is $5, and skate rentals cost $5.

Ice sleds are also available in the Boston neighborhoods of Brighton, Charlestown, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury.

They are also available in Cambridge, Medford, Newburyport, Revere, Somerville, Taunton, Plymouth, and Weymouth.

For more information on activities, check www.

Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.
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