Sports

TAASC provides lessons on sports skills and safety using a team of trained and skilled volunteers to teach and assist. TAASC is committed to teaching skills to the family as well as teaching them about the adaptive equipment and how to accommodate their member with a disability so families can enjoy sports together. Visit the Participate page for details on current sport events and activities.

Alpine Skiing: TAASC has a wide variety of adaptive equipment for stand up, sit skiers, and for snowboarders. Lessons and open skiing are held on Saturdays in January and February at Snow Trails and Mad River Mountain. Evening lessons are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and daytime lessons are by appointment.

Boating and Fishing: Individuals and groups fish from shore at the TAASC Adventure Center during scheduled events and from boat in cooperation with area fishermen.

Cycling: Individual cycling equipment evaluations can be scheduled throughout the year and adaptive hand, recumbent, and side by side bikes are available for loan. TAASC will provide support for those wanting to participate in community cycling events including, Pedal with Pete in August and the Pedal, Paddle, and Picnic held at the TAASC Adventure Center in September.

Ice Skating: TAASC partners with Columbus area OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks by providing sledges for sit-skating. TAASC also provides training to rink staff so they can help customers with disabilities. In the fall, there are 12 morning sessions at Easton Chiller, targeting day programs such as school groups and homeschoolers.

Kayaking: TAASC has 50 kayaks including 9 tandems, six with outriggers, and a variety of adaptive equipment. Lessons, open paddling, special events, and group outings are scheduled throughout the summer.

Rowing: TAASC partners with the Greater Columbus Rowing Association to offer adaptive rowing on alternate Saturday mornings at 8 AM to 10 AM at the Griggs Boathouse using two specially adapted shells and training ergs. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and independent while on the water alone.

Warfighter logo WaterSports Weekend and Water Ski Clinic is in its 16th year. This June’s event will include military personnel and others with disabilities. It includes cycling evaluations, a water ski clinic, kayaking lessons, a golf outing, archery, and family activities.

Sailing: TAASC members can learn to sail on a 24′ Catalina at Alum Creek Sailing Association. The boat has a capacity of 4 guest. TAASC also has two small sailboats at the TAASC Adventure Center.