SLEDGE HOCKEY CLINICS
Society for Manitoba's with Disabilities and Sledge Hockey Manitoba have worked together for over 15 years providing tutorials to various community groups and schools; experiencing the game of ice hockey while using your arms is a great way to bring people of all abilities together on equal footing; School skating sessions never have to exclude students who cannot skate or have a disability; incorporating a sledge class or 2 provides everyone with a chance to participate; Sledge Hockey is a sport that provides new challenges, works on fine and gross motor skills, and is fun;
When we come out we bring sledges max of 22-24; sticks and an assortment of gloves; we also provide on ice instruction and guidance;
We have conducted a number of sledge hockey classes and look forward to offering our sport to existing and new groups;
How much does it cost; the booking group is responsible for booking the ice (indoor), a $75.00 honorarium is required for the first hour and $25.00 for every additional hour.
What type of equipment is needed; players will need a helmet (cage preferred) hockey gloves or strong mitts; elbow pads will make the experience more enjoyable but not necessary; old pants is also recommended.
What do the groups learn? we provide a basic introduction into the sport such as slowing down, turning, skating stride through u games and other practice techniques; this is followed by a short scrimmage game;
How far will we travel? we usually try to stay within an hour drive of Winnipeg but make exceptions for Brandon and Kenora
Is it safe? like all sports there is an element of risk primarily with the picks that are attached at the bottom of the stick and players rough housing; however we have served over a 1,000 people and have never had a serious accident; we take great pride in our safety record and do our best to ensure everyone is safe throughout the session.
If interested, please contact Jaylene Irwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill Muloin at 204-975-3261, email@example.com for more information.