Glasgow on Ice this year offers new Accessible Sessions at the ice rink on George Square. Wheelchair users are welcome on the ice rink during general skating sessions however these dedicated timeslots allow wheelchair users to maximise their experience skating at Glasgow’s favourite festive activity and Able Magazine were invited down to George Square for an exclusive sneak peek at their accessible sessions.
All sessions are at 1:00pm and are on the 27 November, and 4 and 11 December. Wheelchair users must at all times be accompanied by a carer or companion who assists with the wheelchair, and, as with all sessions, admittance onto the rink is at the discretion of ice rink staff. Full price tickets for adults are £8 (off-peak) and £10 (peak) while carers, or those who assist those with additional needs, skate for free. Visit www.glasgowloveschristmas.com for full details on ticket prices and any other information on Glasgow’s festive celebrations.
Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “We’re delighted to offer Glasgow on Ice Accessible Sessions at the George Square Ice Rink as it is very important to us that everyone is able to enjoy this fantastic festive activity to its fullest. Although the general sessions are open to all, these dedicated sessions ensure that everyone enjoys ice skating under the Christmas Lights.”
Tom Jamison, Editor of Able magazine, added: “Inclusive activities are not only important for disabled people but also help others to understand that equality is the right thing to do. Everyone deserves to have a bit of fun; ‘inclusion’ is fun for everyone, and turning people away is just wrong in this day and age.”
Terry Gillan who is usually playing basketball with the Lothian Phoenix said: “I feel at home on the basketball court but thought I’d give skating at the George Square Ice Rink a try. It certainly is very different and I’ll need some more practice, but it’s great fun getting onto the ice and into the Christmas spirit.”
For full details on all the great festive activities in the Glasgow Loves Christmas programme, visit www.glasgowloveschristmas.com