Summer Skates

$50 for the five week session or payable at $10 per week.

Register online or by calling 716-362-9600 for a form or with any questions.

This program is available for pre-registration only.
(It is important that you are registered so that your skates and the proper equipment will be at the rink ready for your arrival.)

REGISTER HERE


Summer Skates

$50 for the five week session or payable at $10 per week.

Register online or by calling 716-362-9600 for a form or with any questions.

This program is available for pre-registration only.
(It is important that you are registered so that your skates and the proper equipment will be at the rink ready for your arrival.)

REGISTER HERE


2017 Kickstock Photos


Ryan Koteras – August Athlete of the Month

Each week during the SABAH season, Ryan Koteras enthusiastically leads the warm up exercises for SABAH athletes and volunteers in Group 3.  A born leader, Ryan demonstrates the stretching routine for his fellow athletes in the advanced group and then eagerly practices his skating skills.   Although Ryan is only 10 years old, he began with SABAH when in 2010 when he was just 3 years old.  Since that time, Ryan has progressed from the beginning group to an independent skater in the most advanced group.  SABAH’s Director of Programming, Carrie Drabik, states, “Ryan has grown into a tremendous asset for Group 3.  His optimistic attitude and willingness to work hard have made him a positive role model for other athletes challenged by disability.”

Ryan has also become a talented hockey player in SABAH’s Adaptive Ice Hockey program.  Through his years of practice and hard work, Ryan was able to join the Adaptive Hockey program in 2013.  Even at his young age, Ryan finds great joy in playing hockey and has become a talented player in the program.

Ryan’s progress has been noticed by many, including his devoted family.  Ryan’s mom, Gina, states, “Ryan has become so confident in everything he does because of SABAH, from his classes in school to making friends. If there was one quote I could come up with from Ryan, I would have to say it is, ‘I got this, mom.  I got this.’  Thank you SABAH, and all of his helpers, for giving him that confidence.”    In honor of Ryan’s dedication and hard work over the past seven years, SABAH is very pleased to honor him as the August Athlete of the Month.


Summer Skates

$50 for the five week session or payable at $10 per week.

Register online or by calling 716-362-9600 for a form or with any questions.

This program is available for pre-registration only.
(It is important that you are registered so that your skates and the proper equipment will be at the rink ready for your arrival.)

REGISTER HERE


Summer Skates

$50 for the five week session or payable at $10 per week.

Register online or by calling 716-362-9600 for a form or with any questions.

This program is available for pre-registration only.
(It is important that you are registered so that your skates and the proper equipment will be at the rink ready for your arrival.)

REGISTER HERE


Summer Skates

$50 for the five week session or payable at $10 per week.

Register online or by calling 716-362-9600 for a form or with any questions.

This program is available for pre-registration only.
(It is important that you are registered so that your skates and the proper equipment will be at the rink ready for your arrival.)

REGISTER HERE


Kickstock Kickball Festival

Buffalo’s Outer Harbor – July 8, 2017

SABAH is excited to announce the return of “Kickstock,” an annual kickball festival on Buffalo’s scenic Outer Harbor.  Let us take you back to your glory days in elementary school for a throwback tournament that will have you and your friends or coworkers vying for thrilling prizes and the prestigious title of 2017 Kickstock Champions!

While the day-long event will be complete with those memorable red balls, we are going to add a few grown -up twists to the sport.  Kickstock 2017 will offer entrance into the Beer Garden, while several of Buffalo’s famous food trucks will be waiting to fuel you up for your next game.  Between games, you will have the opportunity to play some spirited rounds of cornhole or volleyball, or enjoy a leisurely stroll on the beautiful Outer Harbor trail.

The best part about the day?  You get to enjoy a fun-filled day knowing that all of the proceeds will benefit SABAH, an organization which provides adaptive recreation for those in our community who are challenged by disability!  So what could be stopping you from signing up now??!!


Sam Perison – July Athlete of the Month

SABAH’s July Athlete of the Month, Sam Perison, has been named one of the featured coaches of the 2017 Kickstock Kickball Festival.  During the past season, Sam skated in SABAH’s Saturday morning program at the Hamburg Rink with volunteer, Brian Finnerty.  As a result of the friendship that grew between the pair throughout the season, Brian invited Sam to be an honorary coach for his Kickstock Kickball Team, the Motley Krew.  Sam eagerly accepted the offer to reunite with his volunteer, but the tide will turn as Sam will be the one encouraging Brian to give his best effort during the annual tournament on July 8, 2017.

Although Sam now skates in the Hamburg morning program, the 15 year old student at first began in SABAH’s School Day Adaptive Ice Skating program in 2011.  Through his perseverance and work ethic, Sam continually improved during the four years he attended the program with his classmates from the Cantilician Center.  Following his participation in the School Day program, Sam wanted to continue with SABAH in the weekend program at Hamburg.  From the beginning of the 2016-2017 season, Sam was paired with his weekly partner, Brian.  Through Brian’s encouragement and the support of the Hamburg crew, Sam continues to make great progress as he perseveres through visual impairment and the challenges of Cerebral Palsy.  Each week, SABAH’s Hamburg team witnesses Sam make considerable progress toward his dream of playing hockey.  With great joy and appreciation, SABAH is pleased to honor Sam Perison as the July Athlete of the Month!