How to Play
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.
Variety 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.
Volt programming will start in the fall 2020 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 and 18+. Given this is a new program to Alberta, we will first run a pilot program in the fall as a 4 week program. We aim to offer two week day evening sessions and two weekend sessions times with each running 1.5 hours.
If you are interested in learning more about Volt or are wanting to sign up for the pilot in either Calgary or Edmonton, please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM below to sign up.