The funds will be used to develop videos, interviews with athletes and online knowledge base materials for ice sledge hockey, which it is hoped will give people an insight into the sport, and also attract new audiences to para-sport more generally.
This highly physical sport requires impressive physical strength and fearlessness. They designed sleds and hockey sticks which would allow them to maneuver on the ice while effectively playing hockey.
In between periods is a 15 minute intermission. Each team can be comprised of 13 players and 2 goal tenders. Six players from each team are permitted on the ice, including goal tenders.
If the game is tied at the end of regulation time, a five-minute overtime period begins. The game ends either at the end of the 5 minutes or when the first goal is scored, with the scoring team being the victor. If the game is still tied after this period, Game Winning Shots Procedure comes into place.
Three different shooters from each team will take alternate shots until a decisive goal is scored. Beginning with the Winter Games in Vancouver, the introduction of mixed teams allowed women to also compete with men in the event; however, no women competed in No women are slated to compete in , either.
The sledge is set on two blades, which are usually made of tempered steel and are each 3 mm thick. The puck must be able to pass underneath the sledge.
The height of the main frame must be between 8. The sledge may be equipped with a backrest, but it must not protrude laterally beyond the armpits when the player is properly seated. The sticks serve dual purposes: to propel the players forward on the ice and to handle the hockey puck.
On one end is a hooked blade for the puck, while on the other end of the 1 meter stick is a pick used to gain traction on the ice. The pick end of the stick must not damage the ice surface or inadvertently puncture or slash other players, so the following rules apply:No part of the pick or teeth may come to a sharp point.
The pick must not extend more than 1cm anywhere beyond the stick. The pick must have at least six teeth, each with a maximum length of 4mm. The goaltender may have an additional pick at the base end of his stick.
The goaltender may also use an additional stick with a blade or a trapper glove with teeth. The players are encouraged to wear additional padding. The countries participating will be: [twocolumns].