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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, 2014

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.

Sled Hockey Equipment Fittings

Date
September 16-19, 2013

Time
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Age
7 and up

Cost
Free

2013-2014 Jr. Sled Wings Hockey Tournament Schedule

DATE EVENT
October 19, 2013 Practice 8:30 am -10:50 am - Griff’s Ice House
October 19, 2013 10:00 am -  All team meeting (parents attend meeting during junior practice)
*November 16-17, 2013 Michigan Disabled Festival
November 23-24, 2013 Tournament in Wooster, Ohio
November 30, 2013 Ice Box Tournament - South Bend, Indiana
January 11-12, 2014 Great Skate a Thon (Rosa Parks Circle)
January 18-19, 2014 Tournament in Columbus, Ohio
February 8-9, 2014 Tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana
March 8-9, 2014 Home Tournament - Patterson Ice Arena
April 10-13, 2014 Nationals in Massachusetts

*Indicates dates are not confirmed.

2013-2014 Adult Sled Wings Hockey Tournament Schedule - TBD

DATE EVENT
September 21, 2013 Start practices 9:30 am - 10:50 am - Griff's Ice House
October 19, 2013 10:00 am All team meeting (adult players will get off ice at 9:50 am to attend meeting) 
October 28-27, 2013 League Tournament in Fraser, Michigan
*November 16-17, 2013 Michigan Disabled Festival
January 4-5, 2014 League Tournament - Cleveland, Ohio
January 11-12, 2014 Great Skate a Thon (Rosa Parks Circle)
February 7, 2014 4-minute Exhibition at the Michigan State vs. Ohio State Hockey game
February 8-9, 2014 League Tournament - Fort Wayne, Indiana
March 8-9, 2014 Home Tournament - Patterson Ice Arena

*Indicates dates are not confirmed.

More Information About Sled Wings Sled Hockey

Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports Program
235 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI
sports@maryfreebed.com
616.242.0351

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