World Para Ice Hockey works with a number of education partners to train and develop coaches, classifiers and officials to work within the sport of Para ice hockey.

In response to the growth and development of the sport, we are seeking to expand and develop our pool of certified coaches, classifiers and technical officials.

World Para Ice Hockey will support you through your further and continuous training and development. Our pathway programme outlines how you can progress in your training and development through national, regional and international sport events. 

World Para Ice Hockey both organises our own training courses and programmes and we also welcome initiatives from National Paralympic Committees, National Federations and Local Organising Committees to host education programmes and training courses. Completed forms can be returned to [email protected]

Application process, questions and information request

If you have an interest in becoming involved in one of our education programmes, please complete and return the expression of interest form to [email protected]

If you have any questions regarding World Para Ice Hockey education programmes, please contact us at [email protected].

From time to time, there may be the opportunity for interested nations to host World Para Ice Hockey courses. Potential hosts should contact [email protected] to find out more information

TECHNICAL OFFICIAL training courses

World Para Ice Hockey offers a range of Technical Official training courses – entry level courses, designed for either new officials, or advanced level courses for experienced officials who are looking to develop their skills through additional training. Interested participants should complete and return an expression of interest form which will then be reviewed by the World Para Ice Hockey team.

CLASSIFIER training courses

A number of training opportunities exist for suitably qualified individuals who are interested in becoming classifiers for World Para Ice Hockey. 

Classifier training for all World Para Sports is coordinated through the IPC Medical and Scientific department. More information about upcoming training opportunities for classifiers can be found on the IPC website.