September/October 2021

Issue link: http://read.uberflip.com/i/1413077

Contents of this Issue


Page 25 of 55

NGB News USA Hockey & U.S. Figure Skating , The Elaine Theisen Diamond Ice FSC Fund for Special Olympics and Therapeutic Skating (Elaine Theisen Fund) was estab- lished in 2012 to provide grants to Adaptive Skating programs or to member clubs who wish to enhance or expand their operations to attract, involve and encourage new gen- erations of skaters. This year, we will offer two grants of $1,000 each to the programs or clubs that effectively demonstrate how the grant monies will be used to expand or improve opportunities for adaptive skaters. A completed application will include the following: 1. A concise history of the organization applying for the grant. 2. A concise business plan for the use of Elaine Theisen Fund support, including: » Current or proposed operations of an Adaptive Skating program (hours, participants, programs offered, etc.); » Background of current/proposed program administrators and/or staff; » Proposed changes/enhancements to be made with Elaine Theisen Fund support; » A 12-month plan of action for implementing any proposed changes/ enhancements; » Metrics that will be used to measure the success of any changes/ enhancements; » Potential benefits of the changes/ enhancements to the program, club and surrounding community. To apply, please submit a completed application to Susi Wehrli McLaughlin, Senior Director, Membership by email to swehrli@usfigureskating.org. Applications must be RECEIVED by 11:59 p.m. MDT on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Late applications will not be considered. Applications received by the deadline will be forwarded to a selection committee. Please direct all questions to swehrli@usfigureskating.org. 26 / SEPTEMBER.OCTOBER.2021 USICERINKS.COM , Getting back on the ice and getting back to hockey means something different for each of our USA Hockey Disabled Hockey athletes. For our Blind Hockey athletes, it may mean a sense of independence and freedom on the ice. For our Deaf/Hard of Hearing Hockey athletes, it may mean breaking down communication barriers and speaking the language of hockey with teammates and friends. For our Sled Hockey athletes, it may mean pushing themselves one step closer for a chance to compete at the Paralympic Games and pursue their Paralympic dreams. For our Special Hockey athletes, it may mean rejoining with friends and continuing to improve at a sport that is both fun and rewarding. For our Standing Amputee Hockey athletes, it may mean feeling strong and quick on the ice and further developing their skills. For our Warrior Hockey athletes, it may mean being part of a unit again and having the camaraderie of their brothers and sisters in service. Whether it's been a few days since their last time on the ice, or 17 months, the significance of rinks opening, programs starting and games being played is the same. You can catch all six disciplines in action this season, starting with our four Classics this fall. As the 2021-22 season kicks off, ask yourself—what does getting out on the ice mean to you? To learn more about USA Hockey's Disabled Hockey programs and how you can get involved, please visit usahockey.com/disabledhockey. If you are interested in hosting a USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Event, please visit usahockey.com/ disabledhockeyevents. J NGB News USA Hockey & U.S. Figure Skating PHOTOS: USA HOCKEY, RINK ARCHIVES Elaine Theisen Diamond Ice FSC Fund 2021 Application for Adaptive Skating Learn More About USA Hockey's Disabled Disciplines

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Rink - September/October 2021