Adaptive Programs


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Adapted Physical Activity for Kids

Children will experience moving their bodies and manipulating objects in a series of classes. Children will have the opportunity to develop fundamental movement skills and may choose to participate in learning sport specific skills relating to soccer, hockey, basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and dodgeball. All abilities are welcome and all skills will be adapted and modified as needed. The goal of this class is to introduce your child to physical activity at whatever level of adaptation (physical or cognitive) is required.

All participants (including returning participants) must register and complete the Intake Form prior to January 18, 2019 https://goo.gl/forms/UF5F7fvKJ3WoeBVK2

For more information please email Heather at hmleitne@ucalgary.ca

*No class on February 22, 2019.

Kids Adapted Climbing Series

This program is designed to introduce children with special needs to the challenges and rewards of indoor climbing. Your child will be paired with a volunteer to do 45 minutes of climbing in a one hour block. We will focus on fun and success!
Prerequisite: You must fill out an intake form for your child prior to the first class.  

Private Swimming Lessons - Child Adapted

Working with a certified water safety instructor, children with a variety of needs will work on items from the Red Cross Adapted Swim programs. Instructors will work one-on-one with children and their families to provide a fun and safe learning environment.

Adaptive Rhythmic Gymnastics

This 45-minute program is designed to introduce children with special needs to the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics. Rhythmic Gymnastics combines ballet and dance with elements of foundational gymnastics. During our classes your child will develop and increase body awareness, creative expression and flexibility while learning to feel rhythm in music and freedom in artistic movement.

Children will use rhythmic apparatus including ribbon, ball, hoop, rope and scarves, starting with simple activities and progressing to more advanced movements.

Adaptive Gymnastics

This exciting 45-minute program is designed to introduce children with special needs to the sport of artistic gymnastics. Our preschool programs are designed to lay a strong foundation in basic gymnastics which is beneficial for any future sports children may participate in.

If you are interested in programming for grade 1+ please contact the Gymnastics Centre at 403-220-7010