The Sled Hockey Foundation (SHF) conducted its first Canalside Just Try It event for the winter season on Sunday, December 16th – and what a perfect day it was!
Nearly 30 people participated in the Just Try It event, enjoying the new challenge of sled hockey under partly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-30s. Even Santa Claus stopped by for a skate in a sled before heading out on his busy week!
This was the first of three scheduled Just Try It events at Canalside for this season. The next two are from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays, January 20th and February 17th.
“We have had a great year spreading the news about this terrific sport and expanding recreational opportunities for people with disabilities,” stated Steve Wischmann, Executive Director of the SHF. He added, “The SHF is growing its reach into other adaptive sports as well, but our inspiration is sled hockey – people love it. Canalside is a great venue to promote sled hockey.”
These events are at no cost to the public as the SHF works to promote the great sport of sled hockey and encourage participation by children and adults with mobility disabilities – while able-bodied people love it as well.