Sled or sledge hockey was invented at a Stockholm, Sweden rehabilitation center in the early 1960s by a group of Swedes who, despite their physical disability, wanted to continue playing hockey. Players sit in specially designed sleds that sit on top of two hockey skate blades. There are two sticks for each player to use. One end of the stick has an ice pick for propulsion on the ice while the other end is used for handling the puck.
WHO CAN PLAY?
The Icebreakers program is for both youth (6+) and adults who have a physical disability limiting their ability to play ice hockey in a standing position. In advance of starting with the Icebreakers, players should be able to propel a manual
wheelchair (any distance) and sit upright in the sled’s bucket seat with the attached lap belts.