BLIND HOCKEY’S COMING TO SPRINGFIELD AND YOU’RE INVITED!
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The Blinded Veterans Association, Leveling The Playing Field, Hartford Braillers, Enfield Youth Hockey Association, USA Hockey, and US Figure Skating’s Learn to Skate are teaming up to bring you a very special program at Cyr Arena Skating Rink on Saturday, January 6th. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the fast-growing Parasport sport of Blind Hockey, and cheer on members of USA Hockey’s emerging Blind Hockey program as they play an exciting BVA New Year’s Cup Championship Match!
It’s also the perfect opportunity for adults and children of all ages who are blind or partially sighted in the region to come try skating as well as the sport of Blind Hockey. The event will consist of a learn-to-skate introduction, a Try Blind Hockey session, and then a full-ice demonstration game where actual blind hockey players hit the ice and show you what Blind Hockey is all about.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE SKATE
If you are blind or partially sighted of any age at all you are welcome to join us on the ice for the try skating and Blind Hockey session. No experience is necessary and the event is free. Whether you are skating for the very first time or you are already a potential Blind Hockey superstar, there will be fun and safe programming provided for everyone.
Cyr Arena Skating Rink, and the event organizers will provide skates, helmets, and protective equipment as well as volunteer skating mentors to assist with instruction and or guiding on ice. To register for the learn-to-skate and try Blind Hockey program, please fill out the online form here: http://washingtonelite.com/?page_id=818
BRING THE FAMILY & COME WATCH THE GAME
After you’ve had your chance to come for a skate and try Blind Hockey, make sure to plan to stick around and experience the full-ice BVA New Year’s Cup Blind Hockey game, as Washington Elite takes on the Hartford Braillers.
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Blind skaters arrive, PLEASE ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 10:45 AM
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Brief off-ice instruction, history of sports & skating fundamentals
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – All skaters receive skates, put on equipment
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – On ice Learn to Skate session
12:30 PM – 12:50 PM – Try blind hockey, Drills and Instruction
12:50 PM – 1:20 PM – Blind Hockey New Year’s Cup – Exhibition game
1:20 PM – Remove & equipment, network with other low vision athletes and eat pizza
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/163276374260943/