Protec Ponds Training Center

Protec Ponds Adaptive Skating Program

Come check out our Adaptive Learn to Skate Program! 

Eight week Learn-To-Skate USA sessions begin January 5, 2019 and run year-round.

Time: Saturdays 9:30am – 10:00a.m

Place: 15 Worlds Fair Drive, Somerset, NJ | 732-868-9181

Cost: $175 per 8 week session plus annual Learn-To-Skate USA membership fee: $16

Fees include rental skates and accident insurance.  Bring a sports or bike helmet.

The adaptive ice skating program is inclusive in terms of age, race, gender, and ability. Participants may be Wounded Warriors, youth, and adults with disabilities. Disabilities may include: autism, emotional disturbance, post-traumatic stress disorder, intellectual disability, learning disability, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic impairment, speech, hearing, or visual impairment, and multiple disabilities.

Ice skating has many benefits for individuals with or without disabilities. Not only is it great fun, ice skating can positively impact social skills, physical strength and balance, and improve mood. The skills that are learned on the ice transcend into other areas, thus improving the quality of life. Skaters learn to fall and get back up to accomplish their dreams.

Protec Ponds Ice Center was recently named 2018’s recipient of the Elaine Theisen Diamond Ice FSC Fund for Special Olympics and Therapeutic Skating grant. The fund was established in 2012 to provide grants to Special Olympics/Therapeutic Skating programs or to member clubs who wish to enhance or expand upon or improve opportunities for Special Olympics and Therapeutic Skating participants.

Now graciously accepting donations for a scholarship fund and adaptive equipment purchases at:

For more information, call Sherri (413) 424-9575 or email

**Thank you to for the above information taken from their article written by Sherri Putnam. Thank you Sherri!**