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Sledge hockey coming to Brooks Oct. 11

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Sledge Hockey is coming to Brooks. Join the City of Brooks and the Calgary Sledge Hockey Association on Oct. 11 from 12-5 p.m. at the Centennial Regional Arena as they showcase and offer Sledge Hockey demos.

There will be showcase games between the Calgary Sledge Hockey Association and Brooks Minor Hockey Association from noon to 1:30 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. There will also be a free demo from 1:45-3:15 p.m. for all ages to try sledge hockey. Those who want to attend should bring a helmet.
Sledge Hockey was developed in Norway in 1971 to provide the opportunity for children with disabilities to play ice sports. The Norwegian word “sledge” roughly translates into the English world “sled” which is also sometimes used to describe the sport.
While the game has changed since then, the original purpose remains. Sledge hockey has developed into a highly physical game at the international level. Since its inception into the 1994 Paralympics in Lillehammer, Norway, it has quickly become one of the biggest attractions for spectators at the Winter Paralympics.

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