IPC Ice Sledge Hockey Technical Committee to Meet in Bonn

12 Oct 2010 By IPC

The Sport Technical Committee for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Ice Sledge Hockey will be meeting in Bonn, Germany this week (15 and 16 October) to discuss a variety of topics including how to increase participation.

Since its debut at the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Paralympics, Ice Sledge Hockey – the Paralympic version of Ice Hockey - has grown in popularity becoming a fans’ favourite and is now played in 15 countries around the world.

In order to capitalize on the growing interest, the Sport Technical Committee, which normally meets twice yearly to look after the co-ordination and direction of the sport, will explore how development, communications and marketing of the sport can be improved to further raise interest levels.

Several other topics will be discussed including the four year competition cycle plan and the Committee will also receive an update on preparations for next February’s IPC Ice Sledge Hockey European Championship which will take place in Sweden and feature 11 nations.

Joining Technical Committee Chairperson Keith Blase will be Vice Chairperson Eskil Hagen; Scott Brinkman, Head of Technical Control & Officiating; Dave Newson, Head of Competition; Thomas Koester, Head of Development and Michael Pettersson, Head of Classification.