Sledge hockey, also known as Para ice hockey, is the ice hockey for people with physical disabilities of the lower body. The sport started during the 1960s in a rehabilitation center at Stockholm, Sweden. This sport has become a major attraction and one of the most popular sports of the Paralympic Games.
The rules of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is still followed on this sport but with little adjustments, mainly on the equipment being used.
First is the double-blade sledges. They are specially designed to allow the puck to pass beneath. Second is the two sticks used by players, the spike-end for pushing and the blade-end for shooting.
- Power Hockey — ice hockey played on an electric wheelchair.
- Ice Sledge Racing — a winter Paralympic sport in which contestants use a lightweight sledge and propel themselves using two poles.
- Ice Hockey — a contact sport that is played on ice while wearing skates and using a stick to hit a puck into a goal.
- Wheelchair Curling — a variation of curling in which athletes with a disability affecting their lower limbs use a wheelchair to play the sport.
- Ice Sledge Hockey at the Paralympic Games
- List of Sports at the Paralympic Games
- Sports for the Disabled
- Complete list of sports
- The Encyclopedia of Sports