Sled on skate runners

Ice skating for people with disabilities

User with sled on ice skates. 
Photo: Tomas Engblom
User with sled on ice skates.
Photo: Tomas Engblom

Description
The sled on skate runners features a custom-designed seat that provides good support for the trunk. Even persons with extremely impaired trunk stability can sit steadily in this seat. Long-distance skates are fitted under the seat. The user moves forward with the help of a pair of short sticks with sharp points.

Users comments
Ice skating on a sled is one of the few winter activities that Erika enjoys. She experiences it as mild exercise that does not place too much strain on her shoulders. During the winter the Rekryteringsgruppen Friluft group offers ice skating lessons for both beginners and more experienced skaters. It helps to learn the right technique. If you have impaired hand function and have a hard time holding the poles a special glove and/or duct tape can solve the problem.

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On loan from Rekryteringsgruppen

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This tip is from 2005

Tipsare: Erika

Erika lives in a house together with her partner and two infants. She is working part time. In 1994 she was injured and has a low tetraplegia (C7). Sometimes she uses help provided by the local government when she is going out with her children.