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Para Hockey (also known as sledge hockey) is an innovative team sport that incorporates that same rules and strategies as 'stand-up' ice hockey. Players sit on specially designed sleds with skate blades under the seat and use (2) sticks to pass, stick handle, shoot, propel and maneuver their sleds.

Upcoming Events

Canadian Women's National Team Training Camp  February 18-23, 2020 Richmond Olympic Oval  MORE INFO    

Provincial Tournament

March 14-15, 2020 Richmond Olympic Oval  

Matt Cook Memorial Tournament (Development Team)

March 27-29, 2020 Calgary, AB  

Team BC Prestage Camp

May 8-10, 2020 Poirier Rec Centre (Coquitlam)  

2020 Para Ice Hockey National Championship

May 15-17, 2020 Leduc, AB  

Who Can Play the Game

Para hockey in BC and the Yukon is open to male and female able bodied and disabled players of all ages. Only in Paralympics and World Championship competitions governed by the IPC do the rules prohibit able-bodied players. 

Para Hockey Brochure (PDF)


Para Hockey Program Guide (PDF) 

This program guide will introduce MHA facilitators and coaches to the dynamic world of para hockey.

Sled Loan Application (PDF)

BC Hockey has acquired a number of sleds and sticks for utilization in various sledge hockey programs throughout the province. These sleds are adjustable and come in a variety of sizes to accommodate all athletes.  Minor Hockey Associations and community groups who are interested in borrowing the equipment for a "Try It" event should fill out the application.

If you have any questions about para hockey or the equipment loan program, please email

Interested in Trying Para Ice Hockey?

The following para ice hockey programs are available in BC:

Lower Mainland

The City of Vancouver and the City of Surrey offer drop-in programming. Please contact SportAbility for more details.

     SportAbility website
Greater Victoria Registered and drop-in programming is available at the Juan de Fuca Arena. Contact Victoria Sledge Hockey Club for more information.

     Victoria Wheelchair      Sports website

Email Victoria Sledge Hockey Club

Prince George The Northern Adapted Sports Association offers registered and drop-in programming at Kin Arena.

Northern Adapted Sports Association website


Kamloops Adapted Sports Assocation website

Other Arenas

Please contact BC Hockey for details about para ice hockey programming in other areas of the province and the Yukon.  Equipment loans are also available for both individuals and groups.


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