Academy Skateboard Collective is a school in Canada that uses skateboarding as a way to connect its community. A recent lesson went above and beyond what you would think of as skate curriculum by teaching visually impaired students how to skate.
This may sound counter-intuitive, but visually impaired skaters like Dan Mancina have been finding ways to enjoy what they love—even with this notable physical obstacle. Mancina, who had lost his sight as a result of a condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa, was on hand during the class to give his own tried-and-true tips.
In the video released this afternoon by The Calgary Herald, ASC instructor Everett Tetz says of the lesson: “The overall message is resilience and not giving up especially when you’re faced with challenges. Just showing parents and students that this is an available option.”
Learn more about Academy Skateboard Collective here.