Sled Hockey (or Sledge Hockey as it's referred to outside the U.S.) was invented at a Stockholm, Sweden rehabilitation center in the early '60s by a group of Swedes who wanted to continue playing hockey, despite their physical disability. It is now one of the most popular sports in the Paralympic Games.

Sled Hockey follows basic ice hockey rules with the exception some of
the equipment. Players sit in specially designed sleds that sit on top
of two hockey skate blades which allows the puck to pass underneath. There are two sticks for each player instead of one. The specially-designed sticks are used for propulsion as well as hitting the puck.

People with mobility limitations, such as amputees, and able-bodied people with knee, leg or hip injuries can play Sled Hockey, but it requires great upper-body strength, balance, and the ability to handle the puck. Wheelchair users will find they have the advantage, due to their superior upper body strength!

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Please contact the Therapeutic Recreation Department at 402-572-2276 or email Jena Munson.

You may also contact the Paralyzed Veterans of America, bushman@greatplainspva.org or call 402-398-1422..