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Nyngan locals take on the ice rink at LiveBetter All Abilities Day in Bathurst

More than 300 skaters with a disability took to the ice rink on Friday 12 July as part of the LiveBetter All Abilities Day during the Bathurst Winter Festival. A group of LiveBetter customers who travelled together from Nyngan and Warren were among the skaters and said they would make a weekend out of it. The day is a partnership between LiveBetter Community Services and Bathurst Regional Council, which aims to empower people of all abilities to be part of the Winter Festival and step outside their daily routine. With sessions running on the hour, skaters had the opportunity to enjoy the winter wonderland in a safe and supported environment with reduced capacity and volunteers on hand to assist. READ ALSO: LiveBetter's Community Access Manager, Michelle Stark, said organisers were expecting big numbers at today's All Abilities event and were not disappointed by the turn out, with people travelling long distances to attend. "For some it's their first-time ice skating and it's amazing to see the pure joy on their faces when they get out there," Ms Stark said. "It's also great to see multiple disability service providers come together to enjoy the day. It gives participants a chance to meet new people and socialise." It's the third year that LiveBetter has partnered with Bathurst Regional Council and Ms Stark said the organisation loved being involved. "It's vital that these events continue to be accessible and inclusive in our communities because everyone deserves the right to enjoy life and participate in activities anyone can do," she said.

More than 300 skaters with a disability took to the ice rink on Friday 12 July as part of the LiveBetter All Abilities Day during the Bathurst Winter Festival.

A group of LiveBetter customers who travelled together from Nyngan and Warren were among the skaters and said they would make a weekend out of it.

The day is a partnership between LiveBetter Community Services and Bathurst Regional Council, which aims to empower people of all abilities to be part of the Winter Festival and step outside their daily routine.

With sessions running on the hour, skaters had the opportunity to enjoy the winter wonderland in a safe and supported environment with reduced capacity and volunteers on hand to assist.

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