About Spectrum on Ice
Who We Are:
Spectrum on Ice is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting acceptance and providing opportunities on and off the ice for athletes with a spectrum of abilities. We teach children and young adults with developmental disabilities to play hockey. We welcome siblings and peers to join us weekly, as well. We understand that to create a world where acceptance of diversity and inclusion are the norm, we must bring children of all abilities together so they may go out and foster understanding and acceptance. Together, these children will grow up and make the world a better place! In addition to weekly hockey sessions, we offer frequent (often themed) family skates. We understand the importance of bringing families together on and off the ice. The changes that we have seen in our athletes, both on and off the ice, are truly special. Everyone looks forward to Friday night and our SOI family skates!
The Mission of Spectrum on Ice is to provide year-round training in hockey and ice skating for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. By affording skating opportunities, it is our hope that we can promote lifelong friendships among our athletes and afford each athlete a sport they can participate in forever. We also hope to improve social communication and language skills, behavior skills, and gross motor skills, while instilling independence, confidence, and bolstering self-esteem. We hope to raise awareness and promote acceptance of diversity within our community and beyond.