Volt is a unique adaptation to the sport of hockey as it allows participants who have more complex needs – particularly those with limited upper mobility, to be able to play the sport that extends beyond other adaptive variations of hockey today (including sledge hockey and wheelchair hockey). Volt is played as a 3 vs 3 game on an indoor gym or court using specially designed hockey sport chairs. The chairs are battery operated and are controlled with a joystick. This allows virtually any person living with mobility limitations the ability to play the sport of hockey independently.
Volt opens the door for more children and community members to be able to play a sport that they otherwise would not be able to because of physical limitations due to their disability.
Alberta is the second province in our country to host Volt. We believe that every child should have an opportunity to play sports regardless of what their disability may be.
Note: Though Volt was created to bring a new adapted sport to the disability community and open up new opportunities persons with disabilities to engage in sport, we welcome all community members to sign up for our Volt recreation league regardless of ability.
Volt in Action:
Volt programming will start in winter 2021 in both Calgary and Edmonton. Programming will be offered for children in the following age groupings: 6-8 years; 9-12 years; 13-17 years with an added 18+ league. The recreational league will run as a 6 week program as soon as we are able to run programming with the AB regulations in place due to the pandemic.
We have FREE “try it” sessions coming up in both Calgary and Edmonton this March. Link HERE for dates and times.
If you are interested in learning more about Volt or are wanting to sign up for the pilot in either Calgary or Edmonton, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you information and a registration form.