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TWO FREE TICKETS to Sledge Hockey Bronze Medal Game

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED That’s right, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the bronze medal Paralympic Sledge Hockey game taking place Friday, March 19, at Thunderbird Arena thanks to the good folks at BC Hydro and the PowerSmart Village that is

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

That’s right, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the bronze medal Paralympic Sledge Hockey game taking place Friday, March 19, at Thunderbird Arena thanks to the good folks at BC Hydro and the PowerSmart Village that is open to the public from 10AM-6PM every day until March 21st! TONS of cool stuff going on down there, visit their SITE to see the schedule.

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Head down to the Power Smart Village and get your photo taken in an actual ice hockey sledge...

image courtesy @powersmartbc

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And a little bit of the official word on what sledge hockey is all about, in case you're not all that familiar:

"Ice sledge hockey was invented at a Swedish rehabilitation centre in the early 1960s, when a group of athletes with a disability decided they wanted to continue playing hockey. The Swedes took two regular ice hockey skates and built a metal frame (called a sledge) to fit on top, with enough room for the puck to pass underneath. Using short poles to propel themselves along the ice, the men played the first ice sledge hockey match outdoors, on a lake south of Stockholm. By 1969, Stockholm had a five-team ice sledge hockey league.

Ice sledge hockey debuted at the 1994 Paralympic Winter Games in Lillehammer.

How It Works

Ice sledge hockey follows all the International Ice Hockey Federation rules, with a few small modifications.

Instead of standing on skates, players sit on aluminum or steel sledges fitted with two blades. They grip two double-ended sticks, one in each hand. One end of the stick has a sharp pick that the players use to propel the sledge, the other has a curved blade to pass and shoot the puck.

Eight ice sledge hockey teams compete in round-robin tournaments, and top seeded teams from round robin play advance to the playoff rounds. A team must not have more than six players on the ice while play is in progress. The object is for one team to get the puck (a hard black rubber disc) past the other team’s goaltender and into the goal.

A regular game consists of three 15-minute periods."