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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Hockey
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Sled hockey is a competitive team sport that is played on ice while seated in a sled. Similar to ice hockey, a sled is used in place of skates. Though the sled is designed for people with lower extremity disabilities, people without disabilities may also participate in the sport. Two hockey skate blades are attached underneath the sled. The sled is propelled by a player who uses two picks. Picks are shortened hockey sticks (1/3 the length of a regulation hockey stick) that have metal teeth at the end of the stick. Picks are used instead of one hockey stick. The use their picks to pass, stickhandle, shoot the puck and propel their sled across the ice.

Practices are generally held at Albany Academy Ice rink on Sundays at 4 pm. Tournaments and games are determined pre-season.

Team members receive a uniform, but you will need to have your own helmet, neck guard, shoulder pads, gloves, elbow pads and shin guards. It is recommended to have sturdy shoes or old ice hockey boots (without blades) to wear and protect your feet.