A total of 10 countries have confirmed their participation at the 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Ice Sledge Hockey European Championships in Solleftea, Sweden.
Teams competing from 12-20 February will include: Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden.
The European Championships are the biggest event to take place after the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, where team USA took the gold medal, followed by Japan and Norway.
The last Ice Sledge Hockey European Championships took place in 2007, with Norway taking the gold medal and Czech Republic taking the silver. Both teams are sure to make a big impact on the ice in 2011 hoping to medal again.
Ice Sledge Hockey is one of the most spectator friendly Paralympic sports due to its fast flowing physical nature, and February’s European Championships are the biggest event on the 2011 Ice Sledge Hockey calendar.
Updates on ticket sales and further information about the 2011 IPC European Championships will follow over the next few months.