As I close out my 7th year of sled hockey with the Colfax Marathon 5K fundraiser, I look back at all that sled hockey has given me as a disabled athlete with cerebral palsy. I play defense for both the Colorao Sled Hockey team as well as the US Women's Sled Hockey team at the national level. Playing for these teams has opened up a lot of doors of experiences and wonderful memories. I have won gold twice. First at the IPC Women's World Cup in Canada and at the AGITS Foundation Women's World Cup in the Czech Republic. I have also had the opportunity to travel to and play in Norway twice against women from all over the world. Without the foundations and support of my Colorado Sled Hockey team, I would not have risen to the national level. The organization relies on the support of donations in order to provide the experiences, practices, and equipment to keep players with physical disabilities on the ice. Thank you for donating and supporting our great organization.
Colorado Sled Hockey (CSH) is a premier sled hockey organization in North America. We are currently home to 5 teams, drawing players of all disablities from all over the state of Colorado. Our rosters include: three current mens Team USA Sled Hockey players, four previous gold medal paralympians, one current womens Team USA Sled Hockey player and three current mens Team USA Sled Development Team players. CSH teams are the proud winners of five National Championships, and three NHL Sled Classic Championships.
CSH is home to approximately 45 players throughout Colorado. These players range from nine to over 60, with a variety of disabilities: Spina Bifida, single & double amputees, cancer survivors, paraplegics, Cerebral Palsy, Oligodactyly to name a few.
What is sled hockey? Sled hockey was developed to give disabled athletes an avenue to participate in the game of hockey. Players sit in a bucket mounted frame, on two blades approximately 5 inches off the ice and use two half size sticks to propel themselves forward. While played differently, sled hockey has most of the same rules, and all of the same excitement. I encourage you to go to https://www.coloradosledhockey.org or google search sled hockey to see what sled hockey brings to these athletes.