Free Adaptive Ski Program

Accessible Sport Connection Manitoba in partnership with Winnipeg Trails Association and the Vision Impaired Resource Network host free adaptive ski nights every Tuesday at Kildonan Park Golf course from 6-8pm!

They invite persons with a disability to try skiing, snowshoeing or kicksledding. This is a chance to try adapted equipment, and meet a ski guide.

The event is facilitated by the dynamic duo of Kirby Cote and Olexsandr Korniiko! They are very passionate about creating opportunities for persons with a disability to get active.

Kirby is an athlete with a disability retired paralympic swimmer who works with Winnipeg Trails as our active aging coordinator. She is relatively new to skiing and keen to get you involved.

Olex is an athlete with a disability, who represented Ukraine at the 2014 Sochi, Paralympic games in skiing and biathlon. He has a long track record of program development and experience introducing persons with a disability to many different sports and physical activities.

You do not need to aspire to be a future paralumpian to participate. This event is super chill. Both our facilitators are passionate and dedicated to advancing access to sport AND recreation.


Learn How to Coach Para Nordic Athletes – AWAD Coaching Module


Attention all Community Coaches!

Here is a unique opportunity for anyone (with Community Coach training) to take part in a 4 hour course that will provide you with practical experience coaching Athletes With A Disability (AWAD).

The day will also include a Skiing is Believing introductory ski clinic for persons with a physical disability. The clinic starts at 1:00 PM

What: AWAD Community Coach Module

Where: Wellness Institute (Seven Oaks General Hospital) 1075 Leila Ave.

When: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM Saturday December 14th, 2013

Who: For all interested coaches with at least Community Coach workshop training

Cost: Free.

Contact: Mary Montgomery or call Karin in the CCSAM Office 204-925-5639

Individuals interested in taking part in the Skiing is Believing clinic please contact Mary for more details. Sit skis will be available for demonstration.

More Para Nordic / Adaptive Skiing information:

CCC Para Nordic – Coach Development
CCSAM Adaptive Ski program