Coverage - National Ability Center

National Ability Center Ceremony Introduces Expanded Ropes Course, June 2017

National Ability Center ceremony introduces expanded ropes course Community partners, NAC participants praise upgrades Photo courtesy of Tyler Tate/National Ability Center The National Ability Center unveiled its expanded adaptive ropes challenge course on Saturday, June 3. The National Ability Center unveiled their newly renovated adaptive ropes challenge course on Saturday, June 3. Designed by one […]

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New Challenge Course and Barn Party, June 2017

The National Ability Center’s annual Barn Party and the inauguration of the brand new ropes course made for a very exciting Saturday night! Check out this video from PCTV.

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PHOTOS: NAC Snow Challenge, April 2017

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, June 2017

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, April 2017

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, March 2017

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, March 2017

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, March 2017

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, March 2017

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,’ February 2017

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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