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Wheelchair Palooza teaches wheelchair users how to skate

Sep 15, 2022, 7:24 PM
Third annual Wheelchair Palooza to be held at Woodward in Park City. Photo from Wasatch Adaptive Sp...
Third annual Wheelchair Palooza to be held at Woodward in Park City. Photo from Wasatch Adaptive Sports
PARK CITY, Utah — Wheelchair users, friends, and families are invited to Woodward skate parks Saturday, September 24 for Wheelchair Palooza. Wheelchair users can learn how to skate and find community, with a special tricks performance by Aaron Fotheringham, also known as “Wheelz,” from action sport collective Nitro Circus.

The event is sponsored by Challenged Athletes Foundation and grants attendees free access to the outdoor and indoor skateparks, as well as bike lifts at Woodward, and free pizza.

The general public is invited to learn more about organizations centered around adaptive recreation and to see Wheelz perform tricks in the skatepark.

Hosted by Utah Adaptive Alliance and Wasatch Adaptive Sports, the third annual Wheelchair Palooza aims to bring resources and opportunity to the community to help wheelchair users to be more involved in recreational activities, and to support people with physical challenges in pursuing an active lifestyle.

“It’s important for me that these events exist so more wheelchair users are able to find a community where they feel like they can belong” event coordinator Amanda King said. “Having the event at Woodward will help more individuals with disabilities break into the recreation community within Utah. It will also show others that wheelchair users are interested in competitive and action sports.”

Attendees will learn about sports, clubs, outdoor recreational opportunities, and even medical and transportation equipment that is available to them.

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Wheelchair Palooza teaches wheelchair users how to skate