Suitable for novice level sledge hockey players
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 2021-2022 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 5-14 (older players are welcome based on skill level)
Dates: September 14, 2021- March 24, 2022 (Excluding December 21, December 28 & January 4)
Time: Tuesdays @ 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: West Rink @ The Meadows Community Recreation Centre (2704 17 Street, NW)
*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. Each family can expect to volunteer between 10-20+ hours per season. Please speak with Executive Director Katrina Maximchuk if you have any concerns.
Please note that COVID-19 restrictions are constantly changing and league games and tournaments may be canceled.
We recognize the pandemic has put financial strain on many families. PSA has many bingos at a variety of dates, times and locations that can be worked to decrease registration fees. 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.