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Blind Hockey Returns to Burnaby!

Join us for a Free Try Skating and Blind Hockey Session at the 2018 Western Regional Blind Hockey Tournament

Canadian Blind Hockey is hosting our first-ever Blind Hockey tournament in Metro Vancouver from November 23 – 25, with the third annual Western Regional Blind Hockey Tournament taking place in Burnaby, BC. All of the games are free to come watch, and will be fun for the whole family, so come witness the fastest sport on ice played by athletes with 10% vision or less. Even better, for children, youth, and adults who are blind or partially sighted, you are invited to get out of the stands and onto the ice with a free try skating and Blind Hockey clinic on Saturday November 24 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

No experience is required – whether you are a skating expert, or you are getting on the ice for the very first time, this event is for you. Skates, helmets and protective equipment will be provided, as well as volunteers to coach you as you try out Canada’s national winter sport.

To participate in the Try-It Event, you must complete the registration form and return to info@blindicehockey.com no later than Thursday November 22. We hope you will join us at what is sure to be the best Blind Hockey event ever to take place in Metro Vancouver!

Participants are welcome to bring their family members out for the skate to join in on the fun, and you will have the opportunity to meet 10 members of Canada’s first ever National Blind Hockey Team, as well as some other very special guests we will be announcing soon!

Canadian Blind Hockey is a national registered charity that has run hundreds of Try-It Sessions in nearly every province in Canada over the past six seasons and operates all the major Blind Hockey Tournaments and Camps in the country. Our programs are made possible by our presenting partner AMI – Accessible Media Inc. and our national program partner the CNIB, as well as generous donors and sponsors coast-to-coast.


WHAT: Try Skating & Blind Hockey + Come Experience a Blind Hockey Game!
WHEN: Saturday, November 24, 2018.
WHERE: Bill Copeland Arena. 3676 Kensington Ave, Burnaby, BC.
SCHEDULE: 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Arrival & Gear Up
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Try Skating and Blind Hockey
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Cheer on Team Canucks as they demonstrate Blind Hockey


Friday November 23

6:30 pm - 6:45 pm Opening Ceremonies
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm GAME # 1 - Canucks (Yellow) vs Giants (Black)

Saturday November 24

10:30 am - 12:00 pm GAME # 2 - Millionaires (Yellow) vs Canucks (Red)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Try Skating and Blind Hockey!

3:00 pm – 4:30 Cheer on Team Canucks Scrimmage
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm GAME # 3 - Millionaires (Yellow) vs Giants (Black)

Sunday November 25

9:30 am - 11:00 am Third Place Scrimmage
11:00 am - 1:00 pm GAME # 4 - Gold Medal Game & Awards

(Download the Registration form .doc)

Participants Name:
Participants Age:
Parent / Guardian’s Name (If under 18):
Phone Number:
Skating Experience (none / beginner / intermediate):
Hockey Experience (none / beginner / intermediate):
Level of vision (none / low vision / partially sighted):
If you would like to bring a family member or friend as a sighted guide / skating partner please indicate their name and their relationship to you:

Blind Hockey is played all across Canada by athletes who are blind or partially sighted who have approximately 10% vision or less. The sport uses an adapted puck that makes noise and is larger than a traditional puck.

The Canadian National Blind Hockey Team is made up of players and coaches from five different provinces. Team Canada won the world’s first ever International Blind Hockey Series defeating Team USA at the USA Hockey – Blind Hockey Summit in Pittsburgh in October 2018.

For more information about the sport or the organization please visit www.blindicehockey.com and follow Canadian Blind Hockey on facebook.

Matt Morrow
Executive Director, Canadian Blind Hockey
Sport Director, International Blind Ice Hockey Federation

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Phone: 604 325-8638
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