Fridays 6pm – 7pm*
*call for exact times and locations as they are subject to change on short notice.
Oakland Ice Center: 518 18th Street, Oakland, CA 94612.
For more information contact Youth Sports Coordinator Trooper Johnson at (510) 225-7033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Through a partnership with Oakland Ice Center, BORP has created the only ongoing Sled Hockey Program in Northern California. Supported by grants from the Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation and the National Hockey League’s Player’s Association, along with funding provided by the Guns ‘n’ Hoses Charity Hockey Game, we are able to provide custom sleds and equipment that allow kids with physical disabilities the opportunity to experience the sport of Ice Hockey.
The program is growing and has started competing against other teams in California. We provide protective equipment for those that need it, and we have sleds to accommodate almost anyone.
A player sits in a hockey sled, consisting of a seat, rails, a foot platform, and skate blades which are mounted on the bottom of the sled. To move around, the player uses modified hockey sticks, having a much different curve to accommodate being lower to the ice, and stainless steel picks on the ends to allow for pushing yourself.
By using the back end of the sticks, players can easily move themselves around the ice, and quickly switch the sticks to handle the puck.
We have special adaptations for sleds to accommodate people with more limiting disabilities to give them more stability on the ice.