Come try the sport of blind hockey for free! Join us at Great Park Ice to experience this awesome sport and help start a blind hockey program in Southern California. Come meet special guest and Team USA forward, Blake Steinecke. Blake has been playing blind hockey for two years and is honored to represent the USA in this sport. He is excited to share blind hockey with you.
More Info on Blind/Visually Impaired Hockey:
Players must be classified as eligible in one of the three International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) classifications.
Typically: totally blind athletes play goal (or defense); lower sighted athletes play defense; and higher sighted athletes play forward.
The most significant modification is that the sport features an adapted puck that makes noise, and is both bigger and slower than a traditional puck. Players' levels of vision range from legally blind - approximately 10% vision or less - to totally blind. Blind Hockey is an excellent spectator sport as it is easily recognizable to the average hockey fan, with minimal rule adaptations to help with gameplay and player safety.