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Sled Hockey Game

By Wilmette Hockey, 12/11/16, 12:30PM CST


Grinding, fast paced ice sled hockey excitement is set for Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the Skatium Ice Arena, where the Skokie Flyer’s Hockey team will host the Hornets Youth Sled Ice Hockey Team for a Benefit Game.


Each year the Flyers host the Hornets and each year has provided tons of hockey fun and excitement. The proceeds from the event help the Hornets to pay 100% of their players’ costs to play hockey. It’s all in the equipment. Tricked out in specially designed sleds players fly across the ice moving, passing and shooting using two carbon fiber (imagine being able to use two hockey sticks!). The Flyer’s Benefit Game and others like it pay the bills for the Hornets, covering the costs of ice, equipment, transport and other bills that are all involved in playing hockey.

The Hornet’s Hockey Program is fully funded by donations with 100% of the donations going to support its players so that they may play hockey for free! Made up of players ranging in age from 5 to 20, who won’t let a physical disability to stop them from being players and from playing the sport they love.

The annual rematch pits the Skokie Flyers against the Hornets Youth Sled Hockey Team filling the main rink with the fast passing and hard hitting action of sled hockey.

For more information and to help contribute to the Hornets sensational program, please contact JJ O’Connor, Chair, USA Disabled Hockey Section at

So come on and join in! Support your fellow hockey players and skate over to the Skatium to see an exciting version of hockey that is the favorite of the Paralympics Games, especially if you know someone that needs to see, with their own eyes, that Hockey IS For Everyone!

For more information about Skokie Flyers Hockey and directions to the Skatium please visit:

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Skatium Ice Arena
9300 Weber Park Place Skokie IL 60077 847-674-1500, ext. 2900