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Charlotte, NC-- Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department invites individuals with physical/visual disabilities, ages 13 and older, to sign-up for a Paralympic sled hockey clinic on Saturday, May 15, 2010, 2pm-4pm, at Extreme Ice Center, 4705 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail, NC.

Sled hockey is a Paralympic sport similar to traditional hockey but uses a sled with skates mounted under the seat and two modified sticks. The clinic will introduce people to the sport and focus on skill development and rules of the game.

This clinic is offered through the Therapeutic Recreation Section’s Paralympic Sport Metrolina program. This program promotes physical activity among youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities.

Cost is $15. The deadline to register is May 12. To register or for more information contact Jana McMullen, 704-432-4330 or  

The clinic is made possible by the support of Extreme Ice Center, USA Disabled Hockey and Mobility Sports.