As part of the UN International Day of People with Disability on November 9th, Scope, Ice Sports Victoria, City of Melbourne and Bank of Melbourne are set to hold a Come and Try Ice Sports event for people of all disabilities.

‘Ice-sports isn’t necessarily thought of as a typical recreational activity for people living with disability, but it’s an activity that’s been widely enjoyed by people we support for several years now,’ said Scope CEO, Dr. Jennifer Fitzgerald.

‘This event is an example of how partnerships with community and corporate organisations are key to creating unique opportunities and removing barriers that prevent the people with a disability from participating in the broader community,’ said Dr. Fitzgerald.

Participants on the day are invited to try out ice-skating, curling and sled hockey and then join in with the ongoing weekly ice-sports programs for people living with disability.

The O’Brien Group Arena is a fully accessible venue, with three accessible bathrooms, wheelchair access and specialized equipment.

Scope also provided advice and funding to the O’Brien Group Arena which resulted in a brand new accessible toilet equipped with adult-sized change tables and hoists at the venue. This makes O’Brien Group Arena to be amongst the few public venues in Victoria to provide changing place facilities.
What: Victorians with a variety of intellectual, physical and complex disability celebrating International Day of People with Disability through ice-skating, curling and sled hockey.
When: 10:30am-12:00pm, Wednesday 9th November.
Where: O’Brien Group Arena, 105 Pearl River Road (Docklands Drive), Melbourne

About Scope

Scope’s mission is to enable each person to live as an empowered and equal citizen.

We support people with physical, intellectual and multiple disabilities and developmental delays to achieve their goals.

Across Victoria, Scope provides services to over 6,000 people with a disability across more than 100 service locations.

Scope’s foundations stretch back to 1948, when a group of parents who wanted better lives and options for their children with disabilities established the Spastic Children’s Society of Victoria.

Scope acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government. For media enquires please contact:

Ai-Lin Chang
Media Relations Coordinator
T: 03 9843 2086
E: achang@scopevic.org.au