For the Differently-Abled Athlete

When Our Athletes take the Ice we make dis-abilities dis-appear.

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Welcome to Long Island Sled Hockey

Our mission at Long Island Sled Hockey, Inc. is to foster, promote and encourage sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie through the sport of sled hockey, specifically aimed at a juvenile and adolescent population of physically and/or mentally challenged athletes. 

Inherent in that goal is the development of a sense of self-esteem, pride and friendship within this population. Long Island Sled Hockey, Inc. also focuses on the development and nurturing of positive attitudes in and outside the Long Island community toward those with physical and/or mental handicapping conditions.

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PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Practices are currently held Tuesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm and Saturdays, 8:45am-10am.*

There will be no practices on the following 2022 dates for Holiday break:

  • Saturday 11/26 
  • Saturday 12/24
  • Saturday 12/31

*Any changes to the practice schedule will be posted here and in communications to team members.

All Practices are held at The Rinx.
The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center.
1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY

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Please take a half hour out of your day to watch the "Our Boy Christopher" video on the right. Christopher is one of our Alternate Captains and is fighting the fight of his young life against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

On May 20th, 2018, in the last game of our home sled hockey tournament, Christopher scored his first-ever tournament goal, icing a 3-0 victory for his team. Not a Stanley Cup winning goal, not a World Series winning home run, not a Super Bowl winning touchdown, not an NBA championship winning three-pointer was ever as emotional or IMPORTANT as that one goal. Everyone in the rink will be able to tell you about that goal, years from now. In my 25 years with sled hockey, it will always be.....

PLEASE take a few minutes, thank you..

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Current News

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Coach, friend, husband, father, and veteran, Bryan Blomquist. Bryan humbly led the Long Island Rough Riders as President and Coach for 25 years, driving the team to countless victories and personal accomplishments all over the globe.

The coined phrase Bryan often used to describe the Rough Riders, “We measure success in smiles, not medals" is a testimony to the man and leader he was both on and off the ice.

Bryan and his family, as well as the Long Island Rough Riders community are confident that his legacy will continue with Vice – President, Frank Martin as his successor.  

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