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Cincinnati Icebreakers Sled Hockey

The Cincinnati Icebreakers Sled Hockey program is for both youth and adults who have a physical disability preventing them from playing ice hockey in a standing position.  

'Sled' or 'sledge' as it's referred to outside the US was invented at a Stockholm, Sweden rehabilitation center in the early 1960s by a group of Swedes who, despite their physical disability, wanted to continue playing hockey.

Sled hockey follows typical ice hockey rules with the exception of the equipment. Players sit in specially designed sleds that sit on top  of two hockey skate blades.  There are two hockey sticks for each player instead of one with a metal pick on one end for propulsion and a blade on the other for puck handling.                                                                           



The Icebreakers are a non-profit organization supported solely by grants and donations.



Sled hockey is rapidly growing in the US. 
Why? Because players are "hooked" once they touch the ice the first time!

For more information, please contact Renee Loftspring at (513)518-6716 or .