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Region D Floor Hockey Skills

What Is Floor Hockey?

Special Olympics floor hockey is adapted from the games of ice hockey and ringette. Not to be confused with poly hockey, this floor hockey uses straight wooden sticks and felt rings for pucks. Teams are composed of six players including a goalie. Athletes have the opportunity to compete on teams or as individuals in the individuals skills competition to develop basic floor hockey skills.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in floor hockey compete locally at region qualifying events. Teams are then eligible to advance to state level competition at the State Floor Hockey Tournament held in Chicago in November.

Floor Hockey Events Offered in Illinois

Traditional

  • Team floor hockey

Developmental

  • Individual skills floor hockey (shoot around the goal, passing, stickhandling and shoot for accuracy)

Competition Information

Individual skills: All athletes will be given the opportunity to complete four floor hockey skills; shooting around the goal, passing, stick-handling, shooting for accuracy. Final divisions are created prior to competition and athletes will rotate from skill to skill with their group.

Facility Information

Courts will used for skills. Bathrooms are available, as well as parking.

Event Details

  • Volunteer check in – 8:30 AM
  • Agency/Team check in- 9:30-10:00 AM
  • Competition begins- 10:00 AM
  • Awards – Immediately following competition
  • Competition ends – Around 1:00 PM

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Equipment

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Awards

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Concessions

Lunch will be provided to athletes and coaches (on a 3:1) ratio. Registered volunteers will be provided lunch as well.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all state tournaments, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Who We Are

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter.  

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines.  Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible.  While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority.  All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information.

Date

Oct 17 - 18 2023
Expired!

Time

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

WinTrust Sports Complex
5499 W 65th St, Bedford Park, IL 60638

Organizer

Caitlin Tipre
Phone
773-997-3828
Email
ctipre@soill.org
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