Inclusive Hockey Leagues (Kitchener Minor Hockey)

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Due to COVID-19 schedules and programs are tentative and may be altered. 


Kitchener Ice Pirates – Special Hockey

The Kitchener Ice Pirates is a special needs hockey program, providing children and adults with developmental disabilities from across Waterloo Region the opportunity to participate in a hockey program that is tailored to their special needs.  Our participant’s abilities range from the new non-skaters to those on their way to becoming great hockey players.

Players on the Ice Pirates gain a sense of fair play, friendship and an amazing sense of accomplishment as they improve their hockey skills.   As part of this unique team they improve their fine and gross motor skills as well as their understanding of acceptable social behaviour.  Regardless of their ability on ice, they all love coming to the rink, making new friends and participating in this great game of hockey!

Please note due to COVID-19 schedules are tentative and may be altered. 






12:15 pm – 1:15 pm



1:15 pm – 2:15 pm



1:00 pm – 2:00 pm



12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


All KMHA House League participants will be provided with a home and away jersey (one time until a replacement due to wear or outgrowing is required) Home and away socks are also provided and replaced as necessary.

For a list of equipment required to participate, please click - Equipment_Required_for_Hockey_Player.doc 

Should you be interested in the program – please contact our Director of Inclusive Hockey, Kirsten Carr at [email protected]

KW Sidewinders Program

Sledge Hockey developed in Sweden by two men in the 1960’s who wanted to still play hockey despite their physical disabilities, has been part of Canadian sorts scene for 30 years.  An adapted version of regular ice hockey, it has helped meet the recreational needs of challenged children, teens and adults.

Sledge hockey players sit on a light-weight sledge that has skate blades attached to the bottom.  They carry two short hockey sticks.  One end has a blade for handling and shooting the puck.  Metal picks attached to the other end enable players to push themselves across the ice.  Other than this special equipment, regular hockey gear and rules apply

Schedule TBA

Should you be interested in the program – please contact our Director of Sidewinders Hockey, Brian Steele at [email protected]

Volunteers are always welcome whether you choose to help out a team or help with an event. Opportunities can be found on the following


[email protected]