ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Sled hockey follows most of the typical ice hockey rules except for some equipment. Players sit in specially designed sleds that sit on two hockey skate blades. There are two sticks for each player instead of one and the sticks have metal spikes sown into the butt end for players to propel themselves.
To provide individuals with limited mobility or a similar disability a fun, safe and affordable environment to play hockey. To promote skill development, enjoyment, fitness, friendship, sportsmanship and personal improvement among its players, coaches and volunteers.
Our program is dependent on volunteers. Your efforts make our program possible, so please consider becoming an on-ice coach or helper or an off-ice volunteer. If you are interested in helping, please contact Marianne at the sled hockey link at the bottom of the page.
Sleds and sticks are available at no charge for use during practice or games.
Each player must have full protective gear to participate in the program. This includes shin pads, shoulder pads, elbow pads, neck guard, mouth guard and helmet with cage (not expired.)
WSYHA provides most equipment as available.
The program will begin in January 9 and end in March 27. There will be 1 practice each week on Sunday We will also host a Disabled Ice Hockey Festival March 26 - 27.
The Summer Sled program is also included in our season and dates are TBD for June-August, 2022.
$75.00 This fee includes 12 ice practice sessions and personalized Thunderbird Sled Jersey. and socks. Sled, sticks and most hockey equipment is provided for use while on the ice. Membership to USA Hockey- $51.00 fee is also required.
(USA Hockey fee is waived for first time hockey players)
*PAYMENT PLANS, FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE ON REQUEST*