Ice sports mobility day

The Olympic rings are lit up at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort ahead of the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 2, 2014. See PA story OLYMPIC Sochi. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
The Olympic rings are lit up at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort ahead of the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 2, 2014. See PA story OLYMPIC Sochi. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
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Sheffield’s leading ice sports venue will celebrate the start of the Winter Paralympics by offering taster sessions for people with disabilities and learning difficulties.

As the Sochi Paralympics start in Russia on Friday, March 7, iceSheffield will host a Mobility Open Day of free ice activities that will see 100 people try out ice skating, curling and ice bumper cars.

The battery-powered bumper cars are specially designed to help people with disabilities enjoy the ice rink and are controlled by joysticks which move them forwards, backwards or side to side.

Teams of up to 16 people from specialist schools in Sheffield will be allocated countries and, with the help of qualified iceSheffield coaches and Activity Sheffield staff, will compete in the winter sports.

Each participant will also receive a free ticket to return to iceSheffield and a complimentary t-shirt.

iceSheffield is also hoping the day will attract enthusiasm for its new Sledge Hockey team.