Coverage - National Ability Center

PHOTOS: NAC Snow Challenge

The National Ability Center held their annual Snow Challenge event at Park City Mountain on C.B.’s Run Saturday, April 1, 2017. Participants formed groups to race in and dressed in costume. (Tanzi Propst/Park Record)

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SAGE Olympics Inspire Students to Work Hard and Succeed

Students at Heartland Elementary School are ready to give it all they’ve got and be successful and it showed during opening ceremonies of the SAGE Olympics. They marched into the gymnasium with signs of encouragement, hoping to inspire each other to do their very best in SAGE testing. Principal Shelly Davis carried the Olympic torch […]

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Going Downhill Fast – On Two Skis or One

I’ve been spending a lot of time at ski races this winter, even though I’m not skiing anymore. I’m the racer chaser for granddaughter Ellie, who competes for the Snowbird Race Team in the USSA U-14 division for young ladies under 14. She’s barely 12, so she’s in with some tough competition.  This year is […]

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Skiers, boarders to converge on Park City Mountain for NAC event

Skiers and boarders of all ages will be racing down the slopes in Park City in the annual Ability Snow Challenge to support the National Ability Center. Carey Cusimano, Jess Roising and Anna Beninati talk more about the event and the National Ability Center. The event is Saturday, April 1 at 9 a.m. and this […]

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National Ability Center gives wounded warriors new thrills

PARK CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) A group of Navy veterans are playing their way across the Wasatch Mountains thanks to the National Ability Center. The group of wounded warriors came all the way from San Diego and learned the slopes can be just as fun as the surf. Beau Parker-Evans is loving the snow during […]

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Skiing and Boarding Can Be The Best Therapy

Savannah squeals with excitement as she comes down the mountain at Brighton. “Follow me Alan” she says as she giggles and heads to the base.   Savannah has a seizure disorder which has delayed her development. There are basic, every-day functions she can’t perform, but she loves to ski! RELATED POST THE BEST BEGINNER AND […]

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U.S. Department of State’s Sport for Community: Promoting Disability Rights

The U.S. Department of State will welcome 16 international emerging leaders in the disability sports sector to the United States for the “Sport for Community” mentorship exchange program from March 11 to April 13. Sport for Community is designed to empower people with disabilities and promote rights and inclusion worldwide. For the five-week exchange, the […]

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Utah Ski Camp for Teen Amputees Is Changing Lives: ‘Life Is About More Than What You Look Like’

Samuella Sadler always wanted to ski, but living in Atlanta where there is a lack of snow and the nearest resort is 200 miles away wasn’t the only problem the teenager faced. Born with short limbs, the high school junior, now 17, had to have her left leg amputated below the knee when she was […]

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Adaptive Strategies

“Hold. Hold. And left turn. Turn. Great job! Lisa, did you see that turn? Hold. Hold. And… right turn. Turn, turn.” Instructor Patricia Stokes continues to issue directives as we descend Utah’s Park City Mountain. “OK, now we’re in an open field—you pick your next turns. Feel the slope and decide, but you may want […]

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PHOTOS: Uncorked | Park Record

The National Ability Center held their annual Red, White and Snow fundraising event Uncorked at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Thursday evening, March 2, 2017. Attendees were treated to a variety of wines, foods, live music and a silent auction. (Tanzi Propst/Park Record)

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