June 30th, 2016
On Friday, September 23rd, Ignite is hosting its Gala Benefit to raise money for the adaptive snowsports program we all love and value!
Mark you calendars now. Tickets will go on sale July 5! Sign up for email updates on this page to hear more.
The event will be at the NEW Boulder Jewish Community Center (6007 Oreg Avenue, Boulder, CO, 80303) from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and it will include cocktails, a buffet dinner, live music by a very special artist, dancing, and (silent and live) auctions.
April 9th, 2016
Hello Ignite Athletes and Families,
For the second year, Ignite Adaptive Sports is partnering with the Achilles Boulder adaptive program at the BolderBOULDER 10K. If you’re interested in racing, walking or coming out to support, we’d love you to join the group!
Here’s what’s being offered for adaptive services by Achilles Boulder:
- Over-the-phone (or email if necessary) race registration
- Limited scholarships and 50% discounts available
- Guide pairing and free guide entry
- Centralized pre-race meeting tent
- Race day BIB pick-up
- Adaptive athlete bag check
- Guide dog guardians
- Centralized post-race reserved bleacher section
- Assistance exiting post-race festivities
If there are additional services required, Achilles Boulder will work with you to make them happen.
Please note that this is a benchmark year being used to determine further investing in an adaptive program for future races.
Please email Adam Mayer or call him at (973) 525-6098 if you or someone you know might be interested in participating at the BolderBOULDER.
Ignite Adaptive Sports, Executive Director
December 15th, 2015
In the spring of 2015, Ignite Adaptive Sports offered the first our first time ever clinic for parents and caregivers of children with cognitive/developmental disabilities interested in skiing and riding together as a family. Based on feedback we received after that class, we are going for a repeat performance.
Make sure you sign up soon as the available slots will fill up fast.
“The students in the class happened to be three guys, which was a good thing in a sense. If I can ski down and maintain control with a 180 pound guy, I should be able to control the speed of my seven year old girl.” -Bob, father of an Ignite Adaptive Sports Student
Sign up by calling the scheduler at +1 (303) 506-8007 or email her at Scheduler@IgniteAdaptiveSports.org with any questions or suggestions you may have for the class.
- Your Abilities: A review of your skiing abilities as it relates to adaptive requirements.
- Terrain: How terrain choice can affect a positive experience for your child.
- Lifts: A review of lift loading and unloading procedures.
- Boundaries: Ski down or call Ski Patrol?
- Equipment: Explore adaptive equipment options.
- Safety: Learn about safety concerns at ski resorts.
- Activities: How to have a great day with your child on the hill.
This clinic will be led by two Ignite instructors with over 30 years of adaptive instruction.
Jacque Carbone has been with Ignite for over 30 years and holds a PSIA Adaptive Certification Level II. Jacque is also a registered nurse and has raised her own adaptive skiing family.
Keith Jimmerson, started instructing adaptive skiing in 1980 with cross country skiers. He guided one blind racer in the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. This is Keith’s sixth year with Ignite instructing alpine and cross country skiing. He is a PSIA level one alpine certified ski instructor and has instructed parents with their children in cross country skiing and have seen such joy in their parents eyes that they can now take their own kids out skiing. Keith was one of the instructors in last year’s clinic and observed the same joy in both students and caregivers.
Additional individualized guidance will be provided by other members of Ignite senior staff.
- Does not include lift ticket.
Lift tickets will need to be purchased at the Eldora Mountain Resort ticket office.
- Sunday, January 24th, 2016
- 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
- Ignite World Headquarters at Eldora Mountain Resort
- The clinic is limited to 10 participants
To register please send an email to Scheduler@IgniteAdaptiveSports.org.
We look forward to helping your family be independent on the mountain.
Please call +1 (303) 506-8007 or email Scheduler@IgniteAdaptiveSports.org with any questions you may have.
September 10th, 2015
Learn how you can help Ignite Adaptive Sport bring the pleasure of the mountains to more people.
Ignite has a booth at the Boulder County Farmer’s Market for the fall to recruit new volunteers and inform the local community about the great work we are doing.
Stop by the booth to learn more about the program, how it can serve you and how you can help us serve the community even better.
Current volunteers interested in manning the booth can sign up for shifts on the staff website, just as you would for a clinic.
Boulder County Farmer’s Market
Between Canyon and Arapahoe in Boulder
8AM – 2PM
Saturdays through November 21, 2015
February 16th, 2015
Thank you all that came out to support us for this great night
Come for pizza, fun and fundraising at the California Pizza Kitchen in Boulder on Thursday, February 26 to support Ignite Adaptive Sports. Just present this flyer to your server, and Ignite will receive 20% of your check. It’s that simple. The event runs from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., but we’ll have a group there after 6 p.m. so join us then if you can!
Please share the flyer with your friends and family too. It’s also good for take-out and catering that day.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
California Pizza Kitchen: 1711 29th Street #1180, Boulder, CO 80301
July 29th, 2014
Lesson dates have been set for next season: January 1 – March 29, Thursday – Sunday. That’s right, Thursdays are back for the 2014-2015 season! Lesson sign up starts in October. More details to come soon.
July 1st, 2014
Are you interested in becoming a part of the Ignite team? If so, please join us for one of two new volunteer orientation meetings.
Wednesday, October 29, 7 pm at Jewish Community Center OR Saturday November 1, 10 am at Neptune Mountaineering, Boulder
June 29th, 2014
Title: Junior Volunteer Training
Date: November 2, 2014
Time: 4 – 7:30 pm
Location: 6184 Old Brompton Road, Gunbarrel, CO
Directions: Click here
This meeting is for anyone 16 and 17 years old interested in becoming a volunteer instructor with Ignite. Please call Annette Kissinger at 303.378.6685, if you have any questions.
June 28th, 2014
Title: Ignite Disabled Vets Wind Therapy Poker Run
Location: Starts: City Park in Denver, 10 am – Ends: In the Zone in Golden
Description: Motorcycle ride from City Park in Denver to In the Zone in Golden, with four poker stops along the way. Proceeds go to the Ignite Disabled Vets Scholarship Fund, enabling veterans to ski for free at Eldora Mountain Resort. $15 per bike, $5 per additional rider. Includes lunch, live music, poker hand and prizes. Register today!
June 27th, 2014
Title: Boulder County Farmer’s Market (Boulder) – New Volunteer Recruitment
Description: Ignite will host a booth at the Boulder County Farmer’s Market several days this summer/fall in an effort to recruit new volunteers. Current volunteers interested in manning the booth can sign up for shifts on the staff website, just as you would for a clinic.