ARE YOU READY FOR A BREAK FROM THE HEAT? Try Sled Hockey For Free!
WHAT IS SLED HOCKEY?
Sled hockey provides people with mobility impairments the opportunity to
participate in recreational skating or in competitive hockey. The fun,
fast-paced activity gives everyone the experience to play and compete on an
equal basis regardless of disability. The excitement mounts when
non-disabled friends and family members get into sleds to play with players
with disabilities. Skating provides an excellent arena for exercise and
cardiovascular conditioning, not to mention the thrill of flying on the ice!
HOW IS IT PLAYED?
Players participate using adaptive ice sleds. Moving the sleds across the
ice is done using a left and a right hockey sticks, which have traditional
hockey blades on one end for puck control and on the other end metal teeth
similar to toe picks of figure skates. Sled hockey is played under the same
rules as regular ice hockey except the periods last 15 minutes instead of
20, players use two sticks instead of one, and sleds are used instead of
skates. The puck is the same and so are the helmets and protective pads.
This is ice hockey, there is checking!
Wear warm clothes – long pants, long sleeved shirt and tennis shoes.
Volunteers are needed to set up equipment, assist players into and out of
sleds, and assist with putting on safety gear. Volunteers will also have the
opportunity to get into the sleds to play and learn! No experience is
necessary to play or to volunteer.
Oceanside Ice Arena
1520 N. McClintock Drive
Phone: (480) 941-0944
Saturday, October 20 @ 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 3 @ 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Because it is fun! The feeling of freedom and movement is exhilarating!
SIGN UP BY CALLING: Mark Stodola 602-402-0523