Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary athletic experience? Our sled hockey players often tell us that getting out of their chairs and into their sleds is like getting wings, hence the name “sled wings.” Your equipment and rules will vary a bit from traditional ice hockey, but the adrenaline-pumping, lightning-fast action is the same.
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Jr. Sled Wings Sled Hockey
Junior sled hockey is a partner program of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and the Grand Rapids Griffins Youth Foundation. It’s open to both competitive and recreational athletes who have lower-limb affected disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paralysis or amputation. Participants practice weekly on Saturdays; local and away games are played in and outside of Michigan. This program enables kids with physical disabilities to use a sled for competitive hockey. Participants must be at least 7 years of age.
Adult Sled Hockey
The Grand Rapids Sled Wings is the adult version of the Jr. Sled Wings program and is open to individuals who are 18 years and older and who have lower extremity physical disabilities.
Schedule and Conditioning
Saturdays through April 2016
8:30 am (gear up & equipment); 9 am (skate, subject to change)
Griff’s IceHouse, Belknap Park | 30 Coldbrook St. NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Griffs Sled Hockey Classic
Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13, 2016
Juniors: 9 am, 11:45 am and 4 pm Saturday and 1:30 pm Sunday
Adult B: 10:20 am, 3:05 pm and 6:40 pm Saturday and 10:20 am Sunday
Adult A: 1:05 pm, 4:30 pm and 5:50 pm Saturday and 8:50 am and 11:45 am Sunday
Patterson Ice Arena, 2550 Patterson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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$40 USA Hockey membership fee: Pay online. Sled and gear provided.
Mary Free Bed Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports
235 Wealthy SE | Grand Rapids, MI