Please join Valley Adaptive Sports at the Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto Ice Arena in Idaho Falls for inclusive ice and sled hockey. Everybody gets on the ice at this program! We have sled hockey equipment for 9, plus "learn to skate" equipment for ambulatory skaters as well. Programming is certain Saturdays starting 11/4. We want to be efficient with our ice time! Please arrive 20 minutes early to be fitted to the equipment.
Event is free for all participants
We will provide sled hockey sleds, skates, learn to skate equipment, elbow pads, gloves, helmets, sticks and pucks.
We ask that you arrive 20 minutes prior to allow time to be fitted for the equipment and have plenty of time on the ice.
Ice Arena is located at 390 Rogers St Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Please dress warmly in layers, wear hiking shoes (or skates, if you have).
Inclusive Ice is designed to provide a recreation opportunity for everBODY who is interested in getting on ice. Whether checking out a sled hockey sled for the first time, playing a game, learning to skate or move on the ice all are welcome. The ice will be partitioned and separated into three zones of sled hockey game, stand up game, and a large learn to skate area.
What is sled hockey?
Sled hockey players use a “sled” or “sledge” to play hockey from a seated position. They use sticks with a spike end to propel themselves and play the puck. They can also be pushed on the ice by another skater while playing the puck or go for a ride to get the wind in their face.
What is provided?
We have 9 sleds available with pads, sticks, helmets and hockey pucks provided. We have 12 "Skate Helpers” for ambulatory people learning to skate or with balance issues.
Who can participate in inclusive skate and sled hockey?
Anyone who has a physical disability or is neurodivergent can participate with an aide/parent/guardian/etc.
Can my child's sibling participate?
Siblings are welcome to support and add stoke. If we have sleds available, they can play sled hockey alongside or skate along! If they are a safety hazard or a distraction, or not the strongest skater, they may best watch from off the ice.
Will I need to be on the ice with my child?
If you are a confident skater you may accompany your child or buddy on the ice. We will have staff available to facilitate the program on ice and help with transfers if needed. You are not required to be on ice.
What should I bring?
Warm clothing, the average temperature inside the actual ice arena is 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Wear hiking shoes or bring your own skates if you have them. Warm thick socks are always a good addition. You can bring food and drinks (they cannot be consumed on the ice). We have vending machines in the lobby if needed.
Is your facility ADA accessible?
Yes, we have ADA bathrooms and an ADA entrance with parking in front of the ice arena.