Learn to Play Sledge Hockey Starts January 20!

Learn to Play Sledge Hockey runs every second Monday 7:20pm - 8:20pm starting January 20th!


Dakota Community Centre is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Learn To Play Sledge Hockey program. The Jumpstart Community Rink at Dakota CC has been built to international sledge hockey (also known as Para ice hockey) standards enabling access to and use of the outdoor rink for all abilities and ages.

A direct descendant of Ice Hockey, Sledge Hockey was invented at a rehabilitation centre in Stockholm, Sweden, during the early 1960s by a group of Swedes who, despite their physical disability, wanted to continue playing hockey. The men modified a metal frame sled, or sledge, with two regular-sized Ice Hockey skate blades that allowed the puck to pass underneath. Using round poles with bike handles for sticks, the men played without any goaltenders on a lake south of Stockholm.

The Learn to Play Sledge Hockey program at Dakota Community Centre welcomes everyone to participate - people with a physical disability and able-bodied people! The program is open to people aged 8+ years who are new to sledge or just want to improve their basic sledge hockey skills. Learn how to maneuver the sled, cut edges, make tape-to-tape passes, take wicked shots and engage in team plays. Modified team games and fun scrimmages provide an opportunity to try out your newly acquired skills.

The Learn to Play Sledge hockey program will be led by volunteer instructors. Dakota Community Centre is currently looking for individuals interested in becoming sledge hockey instructors. Instructor training will be provided by qualified coaches from Sledge Hockey Manitoba.

Program is scheduled to run every second Monday evening from January 20th, 2020 to March 30, 2020 ice conditions permitting.

For more information or to confirm your interest in this exciting new opportunity please contact Randy Anderson at randy@dakotacc.com or (204) 914-4240.   

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