2020 / 2021 Season will be a Special Season

Carolina Sled Hockey will be celebrating their 10th season when the 2020/2021 season begins!
Stay tuned for exciting announcements throughout the season.
The team is looking to host an Anniversary Banquet inviting current and former players that have come through this organization over the past 10 years.
Throughout the season we will highlight players current and former on our page.
So keep an eye out as the season approaches.


Equipment

Sleds are usually made of light-gauge aluminum, consisting of a customized bucket to sit in. A backrest can be used depending on the ability of the athlete. A frame supports the bucket, legs, and feet, and is mounted on two skate blades attached under the bucket. Straps keep the player secure in the sled.

Instead of one hockey stick, players use two for propulsion, passing, and shooting. The sticks may be up to 100 cm long (roughly 3 feet) but are usually between 75-95 cm and can be wood, aluminum, or composite materials. The sticks have metal picks on one end for players to propel themselves. Those with limited grip can have sticks secured to their hands allowing them to participate.

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Alliance of Disability Advocates

Alliance of Disability Advocates strives to enable people with any disabilities to fully participate in their communities without boundaries in the Raleigh-Durham and surrounding area.

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Community Inclusion through the Power of Sport

BENEFITS BEYOND EXERCISE

“Sport provides a platform for acquiring life skills,

Hilary Beeton

Research shows that daily physical activity enhances not only an individual’s self-esteem and peer relationships but also results in increased achievement and better health, enabling a higher quality of life.   

Sport can provide immediate and long-term relief to people with disabilities who are often plagued with health issues, poor social skills and lack of self-esteem.

On the emotional and psychological levels, sport helps in developing stronger self-esteem and a personal sense of worth and alleviates depression and anxiety.

Essentially, sport can enhance the lives of the disabled and help them lead a more fulfilling and productive life.

Wendell Harvest Festival 2019