Sled hockey is a high contact Paralympic team sport typically played by male and female athletes with a physical disability in the lower limbs and follows most of the typical ice hockey rules with some equipment modifications.
Players sit in custom 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. Goalies wear basically the same equipment but do make modifications to the glove.
Sled hockey provides an opportunity for many people with various disabilities to play the sport of hockey in a recreational setting or competition setting.
USA Hockey is the national governing body of the sport and is responsible for a range of other adapted disciplines of hockey.
The Palm Beach Tiger Sharks, our local sled hockey program, practices at Palm Beach Skate Zone, 8125 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467. For more information about the Tiger Sharks sled hockey team and how to get involved, please contact Daniella Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org.