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Jr. and Adult Sled Hockey

Sled hockey players say that getting out their chairs and into their sleds is like getting wings — it’s a whole new world. While sled hockey rules and equipment vary slightly from able-bodied hockey, the adrenaline-pumping, lightning-fast action is exactly the same.

Mary Free Bed connects patients and former patients to the Junior Sled Hockey team.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. This sports program is for both competitive and recreational athletes, and is open to individuals with 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. Individuals with lower extremity physical disabilities are invited to be a part of the sled hockey team.

Adult and Junior Sled Hockey Practice and Conditioning Schedule
Saturdays through March 31, 2015

Time
Adults: 8:00 am - gear up; 8:30 am - 10:00 am skate (subject to change)
Juniors: 9:00 am - gear up; 9:30 am - 10:50 am skate (subject to change)

Location
Griffins Icehouse at Belknap Park | 30 Coldbrook Ave,Grand Rapids, MI | Map

Ages
7 and up

Cost
$40 USA Hockey membership fee
Pay online at: www.usahockey.com

Checks Payable To:
USA Hockey

Equipment
Sled and gear provided.

2013-2014 Adult/Jr. Sled Wings Hockey Tournament Schedule

DATE EVENT

10/24-10/26/14
11/14-11/16/14
11/29/14
12/12-/12/14/14
1/2-1/4/15

1/10

1/16-1/18
1/24-25
2/6-2/8
2/10
3/6-3/8
4/9-4/12

Adult team: Buffalo, NY
Adult team: Detroit, MI/Jr. team Wooster, OH
Jr. (novice): South Bend, IN
Jr. team: Toledo, OH
Adult team: Cleveland, OH

Olive Garden fundraiser dinner
Jr. team: Columbus, OH
Grand Rapids Winterfest - Greak Skate-A-Thon
Adult and Jr. team: Fort Wayne, IN
Annual Sled Wings vs. Griffins sled hockey game
Home tournament at Griffs Icehouse
Adult and Jr. team at Disabled Festival: Buffalo, NY

*Indicates dates are not confirmed.

2013-2014 Adult Sled Wings Hockey Tournament Schedule - TBD

More Information About Sled Wings Sled Hockey

Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program
235 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI
sports@maryfreebed.com
616.840.8356

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