Suitable for novice level sledge hockey players

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Junior Sledge Hockey

Sledge hockey – a fast paced sport, uses the same rules as stand up hockey! Players sit in a sled and use small sticks with picks at the end to propel themselves across the ice. The PSA Junior Blades team is where new players can learn the basic rules, skills and strategies of sledge hockey and current players can continue to develop their skills. Players will have the opportunity to play in game situations and learn to work as a team.

We encourage players with and without disability to join us in our grassroots-level programming! Everyone is welcome.

The Junior team has an opportunity to compete against other sledge hockey teams throughout the season (subject to Province of Alberta and Hockey Alberta Regulations for 2023-2024 season). Junior Sledge hockey runs from September to March on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at The Meadows Community Recreation Centre. 

Who: Ages 5-16 (older players are welcome based on skill level)

Dates: September 19, 2023- March 26, 2024 (no practice October 31 or January 2) 

Time: Tuesdays @ 6:30 - 8:00pm 

Location: West Rink @ The Meadows Community Recreation Centre (2704 17 Street, NW)

Cost: $450

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!

 

 *Refunds will only be given for PSA mandated suspensions. Anyone removed from programs for intentionally or repeatedly disobeying policies will not be refunded.

 Joining the PSA Jr. Blades is similar to joining any other hockey team in that commitment beyond attending weekly programming is required. In typical years, the team plays league games against Calgary Junior sledge hockey teams in both Edmonton and Calgary.

We also participate in two tournaments per season : Kindersley Tournament  (end of November) and the Matt Cook Cup /Western Canada Tournament (end of March)

It is important that all members of the team help with fundraising efforts to support these opportunities. 

*New for the 2023/2024 season

Mandatory Fundraising Requirement

-          In order to ensure athletes can attend tournaments at low or no cost to their families,  fundraising by the team is required.  This year we are looking to host a raffle and perhaps 50/50 draw. Families will be required to contribute to the raffle as well as sell a minimum number of tickets. More information will be sent out at a later date regarding specificities of this fundraising requirement.

Mandatory Volunteer Requirement

-          Bingo events provide important financial support to the Jr. Blades and PSA. Our organization has a long history of using bingo events as a fundraising tool to maintain the affordability of the sport, in addition to providing sledges for use by participants free of charge. PSA is scheduled for a number of bingos all across the city. This year, we are requiring  one volunteer bingo shift per athlete be completed. 

-          Additional bingos may continue to be worked to offset program registration fees. However, the first bingo worked will not result in credits applied to your account

- to sign up for your mandatory bingo please do so by email Autumn at programs@parasportsab.com, DO NOT sign up through the website. If you are interested in signing up for additional bingos to offset the cost of registration you can sign up for those through the website when you register. 

 If you have any additional questions, please contact Katrina at director@parasportsab.com or by phone 780-439-8687.

 

Additionally, grants to help cover program registration are available through organizations such as KidSport Alberta and Canadian Tire Jumpstart. If these grants could benefit your family, please consider applying or ask Katrina for more information.