What is Para Ice Hockey?

Para ice hockey (sledge hockey) is the sport version of ice hockey.

In Nova Scotia, we welcome all abilities as this fun, challenging, and fast-paced game can be enjoyed by everybody.

Players are seated in a bucket, which is supported by two skate blades.  Players propel themselves with sticks spiked at one end and curved blades at the other for shooting. There is an entry point to this game for everyone - whether an equipment loan program, learn to sledge or playing the game of Para Ice Hockey.



kids playing sledge hockey
Pictou Wellness Centre

Equipment Loan and Learn to Sledge
Sunday Mornings
e. [email protected]

Truro Recreation – Learn to Sledge for youth

Saturdays from 8:30-9:45 a.m. at Colchester Legion Stadium 
e. [email protected]

Yarmouth Sledge Drop-In and Equipment Loan
Cumberland County Equipment Loan
Antigonish X-Sledge

Bulldogs Inclusive Para Hockey Tier 1 (rec) and Tier 2 (more competitive)


Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Charles V. Keating arena
Call Coach Gio 905-809-4751 or email [email protected] 

sledge hockey practice playing asteroids

HFX Easter Seals Learn to Sledge

Saturdays from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. BMO Centre Arena; $50/season

e. [email protected]; www.easterseals.ns.ca/sledge

register - https://www.halifax.ca/recreation/programs-activities/programs-registration

learn to sledge participants skating around the rink

Halifax Sledge Grinders


Sundays from 11:00-12:00 p.m. BMO Centre Arena

61 Gary Martin Dr, Bedford

Contact President Joseph - (902) 579-7969; [email protected]

or [email protected]

team photo of sledge grinders

Acadia Para Minor Hockey – Learn to play

Sundays from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Kentville Rink (begins mid October, 2020) Any age.  Any ability

Contact Coach Ueli - [email protected]; (902) 670-2590

Register - http://amha.goalline.ca/page.php?page_id=117496

Return to play guideline - http://acadiaminorhockey.com/files/amha_return_to_play_plan_-_first_release.pdf

Acadia MHA para hockey game

South Shore Para Lumberjacks – Learn to Play

Sundays from 4:00 - 5:20 p.m. Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.  Open to new players of all ages and abilities

Contact Coach Dave - [email protected]; or Coach Kevin - [email protected]

team shot of the south shore lumberjacks

Sydney Sledghammers Competitive Play

Sundays 11 am, at Centre 200
e. [email protected]

Sledge hammers win tourney

Easter Seals Glace Bay - learn to sledge

Weekly at Glace Bay Miner's Forum (151 Lower N St)

Saturday's 5-6p

$50 for the season includes ice time, equipment and coach!

contact Kirsten [email protected], or call 902-453-6000; ext 220

for youth of all abilities!

sledge players with 2 volunteers standing up on the ice

For more information, contact: 
Brad Taylor 
e.[email protected]
t. 902-454-9400