This past Sunday, Lyric’s Champs Skating Club wrapped up their fifth season of skating lessons. Once again, “Blades” the Bruins’ mascot was in attendance to cheer on the skaters for the final week of the season.
Lyric’s Champs Skating Club is a Somerville nonprofit that provides ice skating lessons to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities in a one-on-one, sensory friendly environment completely free of charge.
This year, our fifth season, there were 23 skaters in the program which meant Lyric’s Champs needed at least 23 on-ice volunteers to keep our instruction one-on-one.
As usual, our coaches showed up in full force for us again this season! With a staff of returning coaches, some newcomers, and for the first time- some members of the Somerville High School varsity hockey team, we had a successful and exciting season with a ton of progress for each and every one of our skaters!
We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who comes together to make this all possible. It takes a village to run this program each year and we’re happy to say that our “village” is the best! You folks give up your Sunday afternoon each week to come skate with us, teach the kids how to skate, and form bonds with them and what seems so small to you means so much to the skaters and their families. More than just ice skating- you’re helping them gain confidence, forge friendships, and develop a sense of independence as they begin to progress both on and off the ice.
Once again, thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. You’re the motor that keeps the program running year in and year out. We can’t wait to see you all again next season!
To learn more about Lyric’s Champs or to donate, you can visit their website at: