Winter Ski Experience has unfortunately been cancelled for 2023 due to our partner’s rapid expansion which has caused them to be unable to travel to help us host this event.
If you’ve ever watched downhill skiing in the Winter Olympics and Paralympics and thought, “I’d love to do that!” Downhill skiing is an incredible and exhilarating sport. Adaptive Sports Iowa is proud to bring this sport to Iowa.
Through partnering with Seven Oaks Recreation, we provide a three-day training and downhill skiing course. Until recently, the thrills and excitement of downhill skiing have been largely inaccessible for the physically disabled. However, this event will help educate instructors and participants alike about adaptive skiing equipment and proper technique. All of this adds up to a great opportunity to learn how to downhill ski in a safe and relaxed atmosphere.
The Adaptive Sports Iowa Winter Experience take place in early February. Come hit the slopes with us!
This program is supported by the Leonard A. Good Trust.
The Adaptive Sports Iowa Winter Experience is intended for anyone with physical and visual disabilities to participate. We provide a wide range of adaptive ski equipment for this event.
All participants must be under 220lbs. due to equipment weight limits.
February 1-3, 2023
Each participant can sign up for one session, either morning or afternoon for about 3 hours.
There is no cost to participate but we do ask for a free-will donation for those who are financially able. There is a $50 deposit upon signup that participants will receive back when they arrive for their session. This is to reduce no call/no shows and to be fair to our instructors and participants on the wait list.
Seven Oaks Recreation
1086 222nd Dr.
Boone, IA 50036
POSSIBLE THERAPEUTIC OUTCOMES:
- Improved core control, coordination, and balance
- Improved cardiovascular endurance and overall health
- Increased Vitamin D levels
- Social connections with other adaptive athletes
- Learn an activity that can be shared with nondisabled family and friends
- Increased sense of independence
- Reduced stress and anxiety through increased endorphins
- Improved alertness, concentration, and overall cognitive function