Sledge players show off skills
Published Saturday, November 21, 2015 5:04PM CST
Last Updated Saturday, November 21, 2015 6:49PM CST
Sledge hockey players put on a display of their sport at the MTS Iceplex on Saturday.
Sledge is a form of hockey adapted so children and adults with disabilities can play.
“It’s now a worldwide Paralympic sport,” said Gavin Rich of the Manitoba Sledge Hockey Program. “So, it’s pretty much the same rules as regular hockey, just that you’ve got two sticks, instead of one stick, and obviously players on the ground, closer to the ice, I mean."
Games were hosted by the society for Manitobans with Disabilities.
Spectators were invited to see how the game is played, or give it a try. Sledge was one of dozens of sporting events held across the country as part of RBC Sports Day in Canada.