Sledge hockey is a high energy, fast paced team sport for individuals with a physical disability played all over the world. It is currently the most popular Paralympic sport.
How the Game is Played
Sledge hockey is played by using the same rules as regular ice hockey. Sledge hockey players sit on a specially designed sled that has two skate blades under the seat. Each player plays with two sticks. The sticks have a curved blade at one end and six to eight picks at the other end that are used for maneuvering the sled. All hockey gear (helmets, shoulder pads, gloves, etc.) is required to play sledge hockey.
In Canada, Hockey Canada governs the sport of sledge hockey. For more information on sledge hockey, visit the Hockey Canada website at www.hockeycanada.ca.
PEI Ice Breakers Sledge Hockey Program
The PEI Ice Breakers Sledge Hockey Program is held every Sunday morning at 9:30-10:30 AM at the South Shore Actiplex in Crapaud. The program runs annually from November through March. The first practice is scheduled for Sunday, November 5, 2017.
Registration: Contact the ParaSport and Recreation PEI office.
Registration Fee: $100.00 for the season and includes, insurance, rental of a sled and picks and over 30 ice times.
Please note that all players MUST bring their own equipment, helmets, shoulder pads, elbow pads and hockey gloves. Team jerseys will be provided.
Team Tournament Schedule
- February 3-4, 2018- Annual Maritime Sledge Hockey Tournament, Crapaud, PE
- March 10-11, 2018- Tournament, Halifax, NS
- March 24-25, 2018- Tournament, Sydney, Cape Breton
Canskate Sledge Hockey Program
ParaSport and Recreation PEI is excited to offer a brand new CanSkate Sledge Program in partnership with Skate Canada Prince Edward Island and the Sherwood Parkdale Skating Club. The program is the first of its kind offered on PEI. It provides the opportunity for children with a physical disability to learn how to skate in a sled. The program is a first step for children wanting to play the sport of sledge hockey. The program is led by certified CanSkate coaches. These coaches took part in a CanSkate Sledge coach training clinic that was offered in Charlottetown this past December. Stacey Charlton, creator of the program, from the Sussex Skating Club facilitated the training. This was the first formalized training offered so far in Canada. The CanSkate Sledge Program runs every Sunday from 1:15-1:45 pm at Cody Banks Arena, during the Pre-CanSkate lessons.