Team Alberta’s Para Ice Hockey program has a history of excellence. The program is the reigning four-time national sledge hockey champions. Our team won the 2016 Canadian Sledge Hockey Championship (CSHC) in Leduc, Alberta, the 2017 CSHC in Boucherville, Quebec, the 2018 CSHC in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the 2019 CSHC in Elmira, Ontario.
What’s in the Game?
Para Ice Hockey (formerly known as sledge hockey) is a fast, competitive, and highly physical sport which makes it one of the most popular spectator sports in the Paralympic Winter Games!
Players sit on specially designed sleds, or ‘sledges’ that rest on two skate blades attached under the seat. Two sticks are used to pass, stickhandle and shoot the puck. Used for more than just moving the puck, these sticks are also equipped with metal picks on the ends to help players maneuver their sledges around the ice. Sledge hockey incorporates almost all of the same rules as regular ice hockey, and is available to male and female athletes.
To learn more about Para Ice Hockey click the logos the World Para Ice Hockey website or visit Hockey Canada to learn more
There is only one classification requirement to play para ice hockey for athletes, the must have a physical disability to their lower body, that prevents them from playing able-bodied hockey.
We are always looking for new athletes to come and try para ice hockey! From grassroots to Team Alberta we strive to provide an inclusive environment for all our athletes to excel in. Try para ice hockey at one of our Have – A – Go Days, or contact one of our staff to learn more about the sport and how to get involved.
There are currently clubs in a variety of different locations in Canada. Please see the list below to find a club near you!
|Edmonton Sled Hockey Club|
|Calgary Sledge Hockey Association|
|Grand Prairie Wolverines|
|Medicine Hat Sledge Hockey|
|EASA Storm – Edmonton|
|Hinton Sledge Hockey |
|Peace Region Adaptive Association|