The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has launched a Facebook page dedicated to Ice Sledge Hockey, one of the five sports that is a part of the Paralympic Winter Games programme.
The aim of the interactive group is to keep fans of the sport up-to-date with the latest goings on in one of the fastest and most physical Paralympic sports around. It will include the latest news, images and videos from around the globe.
Users of www.facebook.com/pages/Ice-Sledge-Hockey/230039357036656 will also be able to give their views on the sport as well as share content.
Ice Sledge Hockey debuted at the Lillehammer 1994 Paralympic Winter Games and is for male athletes who have a physical impairment in the lower half of their bodies. Instead of skates, players use double-blade sledges that allow the puck to pass beneath them. They also use two sticks that have spike-ends for pushing them on the ice and blade-ends for shooting the puck.
Earlier this year, Italy was crowed the 2011 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey European Champions after beating Czech Republic 2:0.
The reigning Paralympic champions are the USA who defeated Japan 2:0 at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
The sport is governed by the IPC. For more information, visit www.ipc-icesledgehockey.org.
About the IPC
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for nine sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions. The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality.
Founded on 22 September 1989, the IPC is an international non-profit organization formed and run by 170 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from five regions and four disability specific international sports federations (IOSDs). The IPC Headquarters and its management team are located in Bonn, Germany.
For further information, please contact Craig Spence, IPC Media and Communications Senior Manager on e-mail: email@example.com or call +49-228-2097-230. Alternatively, please visit www.paralympic.org or www.ParalympicSport.TV.