The next World Inclusive Skating event in Braehead Glasgow is planned for April 11th to 14th 2017.
Skaters from across the world are again invited to this breakthrough skating event at Braehead, Glasgow. The 2017 event will be a pilot World Championships and this will be followed in 2018 by the first Official World Championship. Figure skating and speed skating have never been accepted as Paralympic sports but following the development of the Inclusive Skating system, that day may be coming a little closer. Inclusive Skating events allow all the competitors to be graded according to a judging system that takes full account of any skating impairment and allows all skaters with any form of disability, even multiple impairments to be included.
Margarita Sweeney-Baird, Chair of Inclusive Skating said: “The Inclusive Skating system is truly inclusive and enables all competitors, with and without disabilities, to compete on the same rink, in the same competition.”