Try Blind Hockey
Have you ever played “blind hockey?” A free session available for all skill levels will be held on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex by Washington, DC Blind Hockey. All athletes with any vision impairment are encouraged to participate. Coaching, skate rental, ice time, lunch, and refreshments are included free of charge. Bring a bicycle or hockey helmet if you have one, otherwise one will be provided.
Kettler Capitals Iceplex
627 N Glebe Road – 8th Floor
11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Blind hockey uses a puck that emits a constant sound and is 3 times the size of a standard hockey puck. Most of the game is similar to ice hockey except for the hitting. The goalies must both be classified as B1, or completely blind. Defensemen are generally B2, or have some perception of shapes, and forwards are generally B3, or have low vision.
All are invited regardless of classification or skating ability. If you have never been ice skating, this is a great and safe opportunity to try it out.