New sled accessible rink in Depew

DEPEW, N.Y. (WIVB) – Sled hockey teams faced off on the newly accessible rinks at the Depew Ice Pavilion on Saturday.

The rinks allow players to stay on their sleds and skate off the ice into the bench area. The area has to be level with the ice and clear Plexiglas replaces the white boards.

The Depew Ice Pavilion recently made the changes for its sled hockey teams.

Lancaster-native, Sabres sled hockey team member and paralympian Adam Page was at the tournament. He said several members of the U.S. and Canadian National teams played.

“Hopefully disabled people that are out in the community (can) come out and see the sport and maybe join” said Page, a two-time paralympic gold medalist.

The Depew Ice Pavilion is one of the few facilities in the northeast that accommodate sled hockey. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s