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 Visit the World Para Ice Hockey website
There is only one classification requirement to play sledge hockey for athletes. They have a physical disability to their lower body, that prevents them from playing able bodied hockey.
To become an athlete make sure you register as a member with WSA.
There are currently nine teams in Alberta. 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|
|Sledge Hockey Alberta|
|EASA Storm – Edmonton|