Benefits For Every Participant
For Washington's population, sled hockey is unique in that it is a true out-of-chair experience. For many, the freedom of movement on the ice is an exhilarating sensory experience. For all, it is an environment that is totally different from their daily lives.
Sled hockey is outstanding physical exercise, an important component of both mental and physical well being. It is a fun way to integrate a new activity into the lifestyle of a handicapped person.
With team-building, practice and constant interaction, sled hockey allows the disabled to focus outside themselves, enjoy being part of a group and build social skills.
Finally, sled hockey is an excellent way for the players to become more self-reliant, build self-esteem and gain confidence that translates to every aspect of their lives.
At any level of participation, sled hockey is a game with a difference, contributing to a happier, healthier lifestyle.