Skate Night’s Sensory Friendly Fun

skatebanner
Friendship Circle hosted a sensory friendly skate night at BonaVenture Family Skating Center on Sunday November 10th. Between 6:00-8:00PM, the facility became sensory friendly and provided families the ability to teach their children roller skate in a safe environment.

What Makes it Sensory Friendly?

  • Brighter Rink
  • Effects such as flashing lights and fog machines are not used
  • Quiet music

These modifications allow sensitive skaters to enjoy skating in a non-threatening environment.

Why Put on a Sensory Friendly Event?

Because many children with special needs, such as autism, are sensitive to noise, lights and other stimuli, sensory friendly options provide opportunities for families to enjoy activities they might not otherwise partake in by making  some simple modifications. Even children without special needs can be sensitive to certain sights and sounds and enjoy a sensory friendly outing.

To learn more about organizations who are committed to providing sensory friendly options check out: 11 Sensory Friendly Entertainment Options for Special Needs Families

Photos from the Event

Chalking It Up! Soul Studio artists get creative with renowned chalk artist David Zinn

The sidewalk outside Soul Café sprang to life with whimsical creatures and playful collaboration during a recent chalk…

Big Dreams on Two Wheels – Friendship Circle Hosts iCan Bike Camp

They came, they biked, and, best of all, they beamed with pride. Such was the scene Tuesday at…

Baird Cares! Volunteers Visit LifeTown

It was not a typical day at the office for wealth management teams from Baird in Birmingham. Jay…

Through Felicia’s Eyes

Every day, miracles happen at the Dresner Foundation Soul Studio inside Friendship Circle’s Farber Center as our artists…

Brother International’s Machines Help Make Stunning Pillows

Friendship Circle’s Soul Studio was abuzz with excitement Tuesday as artists and staff put the finishing touches on…

Soul Stories: Dylan Somberg

Animals – bright, colorful and expressive animals – come to life in the artwork and imagination of Soul…