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


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??!!


Abby Yates – June Athlete of the Month

When Abby Yates arrives at SABAH, the rink instantly brightens.  Abby has an angelic face and a warm, wide smile that captures the hearts of both SABAH volunteers and her fellow athletes.  Although she is quite shy and nonverbal, Abby is eternally cheerful and kind to those around her.  Because of her warmth and optimism, she is always enthusiastically greeted at the door with many hugs and happy faces.

As one of SABAH’s most active athletes, Abby annually participates in two of SABAH’s six programs.  Abby first began with SABAH in 1999, when she started participating in the Hamburg weekend program.  After many years in the Saturday morning program, she began attending the Adults Fit and Fun program with her group from the Heritage Centers.  In both programs, Abby works very diligently to complete each task she is given.  Her dedication and hard work has paid off, as she has made tremendous improvements in her skating skills, nutritional knowledge, and physical activity over the years.  For her enthusiasm, dedication, and joyful spirit, SABAH is pleased to name Abby Yates as the 2017 June Athlete of the Month.


Jenny Ruisi – May Athlete of the Month

SABAH’s Athlete of the Month for May is the sweet and delightful Jenny Ruisi from the Northtown Center at Amherst Sunday morning program.  Although Jenny began with SABAH over eleven years ago, she was forced to take a three year absence for medical reasons.  While Jenny’s friends at SABAH missed her while she was recovering, they were happily reunited in 2015 when Jenny was cleared to return.  Once back, Jenny quickly returned to skating independently and attempting each new skill with determination and enthusiasm.

Jenny is also a very kind and compassionate SABAH athlete. Jenny always looks for ways to help her friends in Northtown Center’s Group 3.  If anyone around her is missing a partner, Jenny will quickly step forward to offer her assistance.

SABAH is pleased to recognize Jenny for her tremendous determination, courage, and kindness in the face of adversity.  As a role model for her fellow athletes at the Northtown Center at Amherst, SABAH is pleased to name Jenny Ruisi as the 2017 May Athlete of the Month.


Rachel Connor – April Athlete of the Month

One of the greatest outcomes of SABAH’s programs is when we witness our athletes overcoming their fears.  Rachel Connor is a SABAH athlete who openly admits that falling on the ice can be scary.  Yet, in spite of her apprehension, she arrives at the Riverside Rink every Tuesday evening eager to practice her skating skills. Rachel, who skates with one of the program’s most positive and encouraging volunteers, Michael Franz, began the year determined to reach the goal of letting go of her walker. For the first time this season, Rachel began to skate independently and often starts skating before her volunteer is on the ice!

Although Rachel only began skating with SABAH in 2015, the 26 year old participant has made tremendous progress in her two years in the Riverside program.  Each week, Rachel diligently listens to her volunteer and will try any new skill that is part of the day’s agenda.  And, on the rare occasion that she falls, she bounces right back up and keeps going.  As a model of perseverance and dedication, SABAH is very pleased to name Rachel Connor as the 2017 April Athlete of the Month.