Getting in the Game
Adaptive Sporting Equipment
There’s something about fall that makes you want to get outdoors. Cooling temperatures, falling leaves, the promise of caramel apples, and football (or the food that accompanies watching football) are the favorites of some. For others, activities like hiking, archery, and hunting make the list. With fall sports in play, and winter sports on the horizon, it’s important to note that many sports and activities are accessible to everyone—you just need the right equipment.
One great resource to find adaptive equipment is Disabled Sports USA. Here you can find equipment resource links for dozens of sports, learn more about adaptive sports, and check out upcoming events.
Winter sport enthusiast? Adaptive skiing, sledding, and snowboarding equipment is available to help everyone enjoy the six glorious months of winter in MN. Ever hear of sled hockey? Sled hockey is a seated version of ice hockey for players with mobility limitations. Players ride on a sled with blades and utilize two sticks with metal pics to play the game and help navigate the ice.
Want to learn more about sled hockey? Open-houses are being held by the Minnesota Sled Hockey Association to get players acquainted! Check the Sled Hockey schedule for upcoming ‘Try Sled Hockey’ events. There are two upcoming events October 6 and 13.