Bathurst Ice rink hosts second consecutive Accessibility Day

FUN ON THE ICE: Alexa Wensley helps Scott Griffiths around the ice at the Bathurst Winter Festival's Accessibility Day. Photo: BRADLEY JURD
FUN ON THE ICE: Alexa Wensley helps Scott Griffiths around the ice at the Bathurst Winter Festival's Accessibility Day. Photo: BRADLEY JURD

After the overwhelming success of last year’s inaugural Accessibility Day, LiveBetter Community Services partnered once again with Bathurst Regional Council to provide ice skating sessions for people with a disability and their families and carers on Friday. 

Sessions ran from 9am to 2pm, with reduced capacity and volunteers from LiveBetter on hand to assist skaters, who travelled from as far as Nyngan and Bourke. 

LiveBetter community access manager Michelle Stark said it was fantastic to have Accessibility Day back for a second consecutive year.

“It’s important to have a day like this because it’s inclusive for everyone and it’s also in an inclusive environment,” she said.

“Anyone, no matter who you are, has the right to attend and participate.

“We hope that this event will continue for many more years to come.” 

LiveBetter is an organisation that serves rural and remote communities in NSW and disability services is just one of the many services LiveBetter provides.