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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!

PARA ICE HOCKEY PROGRAMS (CLICK TO VIEW)
ProgramLevelPractice TimeContact DetailsProgram Description
SportAbilityDrop-In2022-2023 Season Dates:

Saturdays at North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex -- Rink 3:

August 27
September 3
September 3
September 24
October 1
October 15
October 22
October 29
November 5
November 12
December 3
December 10
December 17
Contact usA recreational drop in program for people of all ages, abilities, and skill levels to learn and practice skill development and systems.
SportAbilityDrop-In2022-2023 Season Dates:

Wednesdays at Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre -- Rink 3:

September 7
September 14
September 21
September 28
October 5
October 12
October 19
October 26
November 2
November 9
November 16
November 23
November 30
December 7
December 14
Contact usA recreational drop in program for people of all ages, abilities, and skill levels to learn and practice skill development and systems.
City of SurreyAll abilities and skills welcome.
(Registered)
Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex (Rink 3)

For upcoming dates and times, please contact program lead.
More infoLearn how to move on the ice in a sled and practice your hockey skills including passing, shooting, and game play. Para ice hockey equipment is provided. All abilities and skill levels welcome.
City of VancouverIntermediate ScrimmageHillcrest Rink

For upcoming dates and times, please contact program lead.
RegisterPara Ice hockey for Intermediate/Advanced who want to play in a casual game.

Everyone is welcome to participate - people with a physical disability and able-bodied people!
City of VancouverStick and Puck
(Drop-In, No Instruction)
Hillcrest Rink

For upcoming dates and times, please contact program lead.
RegisterPara Ice Hockey (formerly known as Sledge Hockey) Stick & Puck. Participants must be in SLEDS.

Helmets, elbow pads, full face shields and gloves REQUIRED. A limited number of rental equipment is available. Practice only, no scrimmage.
Victoria Wheelchair SportsAll Levels Age 7+Programs start October 1. For details, please contact program lead.Register

Contact:
Zack Zitek
sledgehockeyvictoria@gmail.com
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 LevelsFor upcoming dates and times, please contact program lead.Register

Contact:
Ali Westlund
awestlund@kelowna.ca
Come out and learn the basics of this fast-paced sport. The beginner program for kids is designed for any ability level.
City of KamloopsAll LevelsFor upcoming dates and times, please contact program lead.Register

Contact:
Ben Chobater
bchobater@kamloops.ca
A 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

For upcoming dates and times, please contact program lead.
Contact:
tlefebvre[at]quesnel.ca
Northern Adapted Sports AssociationAll LevelsFor upcoming dates and times, please contact program lead.More info

Contact:
programs[at]northernadaptedsports.ca
A recreational registered program for people of all ages, abilities, and skill levels to learn and practice the fundamentals of Para Ice Hockey.

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.

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

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