Markham Islanders Sledge Hockey
|Record #: MKM0612||Last Modified: 05 Apr 2017||Last Full Update: 16 Jun 2016|
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|Description & Services|
|Description||The Markham Islanders Sledge Hockey Team was formed in 1986. Sledge Hockey is an exciting sport for people with special needs. The same rules are followed as in ice hockey, with six players on the ice, including a goalie. Players sit on a sledge, which is a narrow platform with skate blades attached to the bottom, and propel themselves using two specially constructed hockey sticks that have picks on the end. Players wear full hockey gear and are strapped onto the sledges. The sledges can be adapted to meet the individual needs of each player. It is currently one of the most popular sports in the Paralympic Games.|
|Fees||Membership ; Each player must pay a $390.00 membership fee
Beginners/Juniors will pay a $150.00 fee to learn to skate until he/she wants to join
the team on a competitive level. This charge is to cover the cost of insuring the new player for the season.
All fees must be paid in full by October 17th 2015.
Players who have not paid their membership will not be allowed to participate until payment is received.
Make the cheque payable to Markham Sledge Hockey.
|Posts or Events||Click here for the schedule: http://islanderssledgehockey.ca/?page_id=6|
|Address & Map||
R.J. Clatworthy Arena
2400 John St
Thornhill, ON L3R 9W3
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|Social Media||Twitter: twitter.com/@IslandersSledge|
|Subjects||Hockey ; Physical disabilities ; Sports|