Sled Hockey Clinic

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Sled Hockey Clinic

Join us November 5th to experience the sport of Sled Hockey!

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John Macinnes Student Ice Arena Sharon Avenue Houghton, MI 49931

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No experience is necessary and we've got all the equipment you need! Clinic instruction will be provided by members of the Sledcats sledhockey team from Marquette, and scrimmages will be played! Or just come to spin around the ice and enjoy a new way to ice skate. Fun for people with and without disabilities!

Sled hockey (also referred to as sledge hockey and para ice hockey) was invented in Stockholm, Sweden in the early 1960's by a group of Swedes who, despite their physical disability, wanted to continue playing hockey. It was introduced at the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Games and the US won its first Paralympic medal in the sport - gold medal - at the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Games.

Sled hockey follows most of the typical 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. There are two sticks for each player, instead of one, and the sticks have metal picks on the butt end for players to propel themselves.

There's no better place than Houghton, MI - the birthplace of professional hockey - to experience this sport!

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