SPIDA Invitational Sled Hockey Tournament

Ice sled hockey was invented in the early 1960s in Stockholm, Sweden, by a few hockey players who refused let their disability get in the way of playing a sport they loved. The players modified a metal frame sled with two regular-sized hockey skate blades that allowed the hockey puck to pass underneath. Instead of regular hockey sticks, the men used round poles with bike handles in order to maneuver the puck. It was not until 1994 at the Winter Paralympics Games in Lillehammer, Norway, that ice sled hockey became an official event. Today, sled hockey is practiced in 12 countries and is governed by the International Paralympics Committee (IPC).

Ohio Sled Hockey is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that teaches boys and girls with physical disabilities age 4 to 18 to play sled hockey. OSH presents the program through the OhioHealth Chillers’ Learn to Play Hockey classes and teaches the fundamentals of skating and the sport.

SPIDA Software and IJUS are proud sponsor’s of Ohio’s 14th annual Sled Hockey Tournament, the 2017 SPIDA Invitational!

 

Tournament details:

Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Ohio Health Ice Haus

200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215

Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Dublin Chiller

7001 Dublin Park Dr., Dublin, OH 43016

For more information, photos and official tournament schedules, please visit

Ohio Sled Hockey.