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Your disability doesn’t have to stop you from playing hockey! Sledge Hockey gives you the opportunity to achieve your goals and play Canada’s favorite game on ice.
PLAY SLEDGE – LOVE ICE!
What is Sledge Hockey?
The Markham Islanders Sledge Hockey Team was formed in 1986. Sledge Hockey is an exciting sport for people of all levels of physical ability and follows the same rules as traditional “stand-up” ice hockey, with six players aside (including the goalie). Players sit on a sledge, which is a narrow platform with skate blades attached to the bottom, and propel themselves using two specially constructed hockey sticks that have picks on the end. Players wear full hockey gear and are strapped onto the sledges, which can be adapted to meet the individual needs of each player. It is currently one of the most popular sports in the Paralympic Games.
Champion’s Day Sledge Hockey
“Champion’s Day” falls on the first weekend in April and is the finale to the Ontario Sledge Hockey Association’s (OSHA) season. The final game of the playoffs for all competitive levels (juniors to elite) happen on this day – all at the same location. This year, Brampton is hosting Champion’s Day at the South Fletcher Arena Complex (500 Ray Lawson Blvd).