Skate World is offering sensory skating this summer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A popular skating rink in Tallahassee turns off the music and flashing lights so everyone can enjoy a sensory skating session.

A skating rink in Tallahassee offers local children a day of sensory skating.

This is the first time that Skate World is offering sensory skating this summer.

Give children the opportunity to skate without feeling overly stimulated.

Skate World will not have flashing lights, music, or noise from video games.

Nicole Bisping, General Manager of Skate World, says it’s important to provide a place where everyone can come and feel included.

She says when there are fewer distractions, it puts families at ease and she knows firsthand the feeling her granddaughter has autism.

“The easiest way to describe it when I’m with my granddaughter is that you can breathe a little better that you have one less factor that might stimulate your little one too much,” Bisping said.

Having sensory summer activities gives children and families a chance to grow up in a different environment.

Bisping says to look for two days of friendly sensory skating during the summer and she hopes to bring it back during the school year.

On Wednesday, June 15 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., families can enjoy a day of sensory skating at Skate World.

If you can’t do this session, look for the next one in July.

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