Introductory (Try-It)

Looking for something new? Not sure where to start? Here you will find options from the Calgary Adapted Hub partners that allow participants and families to discover new sports or activities that they may not have previously had access to proper equipment or knowledge of.

Repsol Sport Centre: Active Energizers

Registration now open!

Check out our new 6-week program designed with inclusivity in mind for children of all abilities. We truly believe that all children should have access to discover and explore physical activity to enrich their physical literacy through activities they find meaningful. We will include collaborations with community sport partners to showcase adaptive recreational activities and sports for all to enjoy! If your child has specific support requirements, please reach out to drylandregisteredprograms@repsolsport.com

Session 1: January 15 – February 19, 2022

Session 2: March 12 – April 16, 2022

Cost: Members $92/Non-Members $102

Who: Ages 5-12, all abilities

Mount Royal University: Boccia

Registration now open!

Boccia is a Paralympic sport that can be played by anyone, with or without a disability. Originally designed for people with severe cerebral palsy this skill and strategy game is very similar to curling or lawn bowling. Athletes can throw, kick or roll the ball down a ramp to play.

When: Sundays, November 7 – December 12, 2021 (6 weeks)
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm (new time)
Where: Mount Royal University Recreation Centre
Cost: $40/season (new cost)
Who: All ages & abilities!

Email Tara at boccia@acpsa.ca or call 587-253-5300 if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you out on the court!

Sport Calgary: All Sport One Day

Visit sportcalgary.ca/all-sport-one-day for up to date details

All Sport One Day is an annual FREE event hosted by Sport Calgary, traditionally in September, which serves as an amazing opportunity for Calgary children and youth to try a new sport, no strings attached. It’s also a chance to discover a new passion. With 80+ exciting activities – including adapted and inclusive options – to choose from, parents or guardians can enrol children (ages 6 to 17) in FREE sport sessions for a day of fun and adventure.

Mount Royal University: Children’s Adapted Physical Activity (CAPA) Program

Registration for Fall 2021 is currently closed. Please contact capa@mtroyal.ca to inquire about potential openings.

The CAPA program pairs student volunteers one-on-one with children who are experiencing disability (of any type, physical, sensory, developmental and or intellectual, ages 4-12 years). Activities include organized games and sports, obstacle courses, craft-making, and story-telling in both the gym and swimming pool settings. The parents of each child involved are asked to fill out a form describing the nature of their child’s needs and any specific goals they have for their child (i.e., verbal, physical, social). Each volunteer is then given this information and over the course of the first few weeks will work to develop a long-term plan to help the child work toward these goals. CAPA runs Saturday afternoons at Mount Royal University with the first hour in the gym and the second hour in the pool. CAPA was founded in Winter 2011 by Dr. David Legg and Dr. Sarah MacEachern in Calgary, AB. It is modelled partially after the Sensory Motor Instructional Leadership Experience (S.M.I.L.E.) program at Acadia University, Wolfville NS.

Thanks to support from the Calgary Foundation Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund, this program is free for all participants.

WinSport: Adapted Multi-Sport Program

Visit https://www.winsport.ca/forms/winsport-adapted-multisport-program for full program details

WinSport has designed a fully inclusive multi-sport program for all Calgarians with and without physical disabilities to discover adapted wheelchair sport opportunities. This 8 week program takes place every Sunday from 1-3 p.m., starting November 7, 2021. Participants who register are encouraged to invite family members, friends, or teammates to join them during this program. Each week, participants will be introduced to a different wheelchair sport delivered by expert coaches from local and provincial sport organizations in each respective sport. Having the sport organizations lead the sessions gives the participants the best experience possible.

Get One-on-One Support

Not sure which program suits you? We’re here to help. Book a free consultation with an experienced member of our team to discuss your interests and abilities. Together, we’ll explore all options in the city to find the sport or activity that suits you!

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