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Dorothy Hamill and Kennedy Krieger I-Skate program makes Today's Good News

A new partnership teaming Olympic Gold Medalist Dorothy Hamill with Kennedy Krieger's I-Skate program was featured in the Today Show's "Good News Today" segment.

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Part of the Physically Challenged Sports Program at Kennedy Krieger, I-Skate offers children with physical disabilities the unique opportunity to learn how to ice skateónot only improving their health and independence, but providing important social interaction with their peers.

Launched in November 2009, the I-Skate program is open to children ages 5 to 18 with a wide range of physical disabilities that can include cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, limb differences and paralysis. Specially designed adaptive ice skates, walkers, ice sleds and helmets make it possible for these children to participate in weekly skating sessions. The program participants range from children who may eventually become independent skaters to those who may always use a walker for support.

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