Para ice hockey

Interested in Para Ice Hockey?

 

We currently have a large number of athletes participating in para ice hockey (sledge hockey) throughout the province. Our athletes compete at recreational, regional, national, and international competitions.

SportAbility is always looking for people to get involved with our programs. Join as an athletes, volunteer, or coach. Please see below for more information on programs, and get in touch with us if you’d like to learn more!

What is Para Ice Hockey (Sledge Hockey)? 

Para Ice Hockey (formerly known as Sledge Hockey) is an adapted version of stand up ice hockey. Participation in BC is open to both people with physical disabilities and people who are able bodied. Instead of skates, players sit in specially designed sleds. Players move around on the ice using two sticks, which have a spike-end for pushing and a blade-end for shooting. Upper body strength, core stability, and finger dexterity are necessary for full, independent participation in the sport. Adaptations such as push bars, anti tippers, chest straps, and higher backs on the sledges are available for those who may need the extra support.  

 

Opportunities to Participate in Para Ice Hockey

Participation in BC is open to all ages, abilities, and skill levels. Weekly programs are offered throughout the province. SportAbility and our partners also offer camps, tournaments, and game nights throughout the season. This provides athletes with the chance to develop their skills outside of their weekly program sessions. View our calendar of events here. A BC Development Team and BC Provincial Team are selected each season for athletes seeking a competitive pathway. For more information on these high performance opportunities, please contact us or visit the BC Hockey website.

Can’t find a program near you? Let us know you’re interested in participating! Our goal is to provide access to sport for all British Columbians with physical disabilities.

Interested in bringing para ice hockey to students, clients, participants, children, or athletes? We offer opportunities for groups such as schools, clinics, and teams to try sports. We also offer community events! Check out our Community Engagement page here for more information. 

Learn more about becoming a coach, official, or volunteer!

Check out our Para Ice Hockey Coaching Resource! It’s a useful online tool for coaches and facilitators.  

Programs can provide equipment support for those who need it. This includes participants who are new to the sport, those facing financial barriers to participate, or those who participate recreationally. In need of equipment? Contact us to learn more about our equipment loan program.

Note that listed program ice times may vary.

PARA ICE HOCKEY PROGRAMS (CLICK TO VIEW)
ProgramLevelPractice TimeContact DetailsProgram Description
SportAbilityDrop-InSurrey Sport & Leisure Complex (Rink 3)

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$5 per session + $25 SportAbility annual membershipA recreational drop in program for people of all ages, abilities, and skill levels to learn and practice skill development and systems.
SportAbilityDrop-InSurrey Sport & Leisure Complex (Rink 1)

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$5 per session + $25 SportAbility annual membershipA recreational drop in program for people of all ages, abilities, and skill levels to learn and practice skill development and systems.
City of SurreyBeginner
(Registered)
Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex (Rink 1)

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More infoLearn how to move your sled, shoot the puck, and play fun games with an enthusiastic instructor. Sledge hockey is a great program and a Canadian national pastime. All abilities and ages are welcome and necessary sledge hockey equipment can be provided.
City of VancouverBeginner Age 8+ and New Athletes
(Drop-In)
Hillcrest Rink

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More info

Ages 8+: $6.20/session
Everyone is welcome to participate - people with a physical disability and able-bodied people! This session is open to people who are new to para ice hockey or just want to improve their basic hockey skills.
City of VancouverIntermediate Age 8+
(Drop-In)
Hillcrest Rink

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Ages 19+: $6.10/session
Drop in scrimmage is for anyone wanting to try Sledge Hockey and/or gain an upper body and core workout.
City of VancouverAdults Only 19+
(Drop-In, No Instruction)
Hillcrest Rink

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Cost: $19.00/10 session or $1.90/drop in + tax
Must be 19 years and older, helmets, elbow pads, full face shields and gloves required. Practice only, no scrimmage.
Victoria Wheelchair SportsAll Levels Age 7+JDF ARENA at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre
Victoria, BC


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Cost: $25
A recreational drop in program for people of all ages, abilities, and skill levels to learn and practice the fundamentals of Para Ice Hockey.
City of KelownaAll LevelsRutland Arena, West Ice Rink
Kelowna, BC


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Access Pass or $22.50
Come out and learn the basics of this fast-paced sport. This beginner program for kids is designed for any ability level.
City of KamloopsAll LevelsMcArthur Island Sport Centre – Olympic Ice

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More infoA recreational registered program for people of all ages, abilities, and skill levels to learn and practice the fundamentals of Para Ice Hockey.
City of QuesnelAll LevelsQuesnel West Fraser Centre, 330 Vaughan St, Quesnel, BC

Saturdays, October 17 — December 12, 2020
Contact:
tlefebvre[at]quesnel.ca
City of Prince GeorgeAll LevelsKin 1 Arena 2187 Ospika Blvd S, Prince George, BC

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More infoA recreational registered program for people of all ages, abilities, and skill levels to learn and practice the fundamentals of Para Ice Hockey.

Thank you to our Sledge Hockey Program Sponsors Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society!

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