Volt Hockey Summer Camp Is Back!
This year, the City of Markham is once again offering Volt Hockey as a summer camp! All abilities are welcome to participate and experience the game in a fun instructional setting. Players are required to be able to manipulate a joystick. Chairs are provided.
Get charged up! Variety Ontario is proud to present VOLT Hockey. This exciting accessible sport is the ultimate team opportunity. Played in a 3 vs 3 format, athletes use a low to the ground, electrically run chair that starts off slow and reaches a lightning fast 15 km/hr. Played in a gym setting the game includes two 15 minute periods and two referees. Through VOLT, players gain confidence, crucial life skills and friendships that will last a lifetime. In VOLT you only encounter obstacles in the form of opponents and players, and sometimes the referee.
Learn to play!
This program introduces participants with varying mobility needs to the fundamentals of the game of VOLT Hockey.
Variety’s one hour class focuses on learning to work with the electric VOLT Hockey chair, operation of joystick controls and the objective of game play. Grassroots athletes will have opportunity for exhibition play among other athletes.
VOLT Hockey are supplied by the facility operating the programing. Variety Ontario has purchased 10 chairs in partnership with VOLT Hockey Canada sponsored by individual donors.
Live in action!
Variety hosted a VOLT Hockey during March Break to introduce the sport to young athletes with disabilities. During the camp we had the Danish VOLT Hockey champion, Nicklas Charlton and UB-Let representative Allan Johansen training six young athletes with disabilities how to play VOLT Hockey and use the chairs.
Volt Hockey Launch
Thanks to our donors, we received over $100,000 to launch this new movement for inclusion in sport. Following a week-long VOLT Hockey Camp held over the March break, the players from Variety Ontario VOLT Hockey demonstrated their skills at the VOLT Hockey Launch on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
The impact of this sport is an increased opportunity for children with disabilities to participate in sport, improve their fitness, and build their confidence playing Canada’s beloved game.
Thanks to our donors, we have received over $400,000 to launch this new movement for inclusion in sport!
The milestones for the program included recruiting 10 members this year, introducing the participants to the sport and hosting a friendly competition at Variety Ontario. Over time, we wish to grow the league and develop a team that can compete provincially, nationally and internationally.
We would welcome your visit to Variety so you can see for yourself the sheer joy our young people experience participating in this exiting sport.
Where the money goes.
Bank of Montreal
Canadian Tire Jumpstart
UNIFOR Local 444
Air Canada Foundation
President’s Choice Children’s Charity
The Canning Family
The London area is officially the third location in Canada to offerVOLT Hockey! After a successful Try-It Day at the Middlesex Centre YMCA in Komoka, all eight spots on the Volt Hockey team are taken – and just like that, another Canadian Volt Hockey team is formed! This will be the only place outside of the GTA where this sport is offered, and the third location in the country alongside Markham and Scarborough. Check out the video below.
VOLT Hockey now has a new home in Markham. This past summer the City of Markham held a summer camp for youth with physical disabilities throughout the month of July. Susan Hay has the story. Check out the video below!
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FREE parking onsite.