Grandravine Special Hockey is a hockey program designed for mentally challenged children and adults to engage in activities that have never been available to them. Our goal is much more than just learning to play hockey. The goal is to assist these individuals with fitting into the community, social interaction, interpersonal skills and well-being. The community is also gaining awareness, showing that handicapped individuals can be part of this society in the same way as are their children and other family members.
Grandravine Special Hockey is affiliated with Special Hockey International.
About GRANDRAVINE SPECIAL HOCKEY
The hockey teams, known as Grandravine Tornadoes, are on the ice approximately 26 weeks of the year, 1 hour per week. Participants do not need to know how to skate or play hockey, just the will to play the sport, as the program is geared to individual needs.
We encourage prospective new members to come out with family members and observe our teams in action. Watch the interaction–and enjoy the positive atmosphere.
All participants are coached and instructed in “day-to-day coping skills” and, after these have been mastered, take part in hockey practice sessions, skill improvement sessions and, hockey games against each other and against other teams in the Special Hockey International League.