Skating into Skill Development

Prospect’s Outdoor Pursuits team works to provide exciting opportunities for clients with the goal of developing skills through intentional outdoor and fitness programming, leading towards meaningful employment!

The purpose of the Skating program is to challenge pre-existing behaviours and habits associated with learning new and difficult skills.  Through this program clients have the chance to try skating for the first time, or improve on their existing abilities in a safe and supportive environment.  While learning the movement skills important to skating, clients are also developing essential skills such as: hazard identification, social awareness, self-awareness, emotion recognition and regulation, following rules and instructions, and effective verbal communication.

On this particular day, clients brought their new and improved skating skills to an outdoor rink for a round of hockey.  With hockey adding additional challenges and opportunities for skill development, clients were able to adapt their skills to a new environment while working to become resilient in their challenges and failures.

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