These weekly, free adaptive ice skating events at the rink bring Wayne Peterson and his family together in a relaxed setting.
"He has a ball," his father continued. "He talks about coming here in the summertime — he just loves it. And his family is able to come with him, and it just gives him a good feeling of being able to do what everyone else is doing."
Jarreau Freeman, social media and web manager for the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, noted it's an incredible experience for Dougie and others with disabilities.
"It's just great to be able to open up this opportunity for people who just love the ice and want to get out there and just provide a fun, inclusive environment for them to do so," she said.
RiverRink staff are onsite as well to teach the skaters basic skills.