/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo and video opportunity - Para ice hockey demo and invitation on occasion of One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games/

OTTAWA, March 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Thursday, March 9 will mark one year to go until the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Celebrating this milestone, members of the public and media are invited to try the sport of Para ice hockey (formerly known as sledge hockey) at an event in Ottawa and meet local hopefuls training for the Games.

 

WHAT:      

Sledge Hockey of Eastern Ontario Sledge Hockey Try it event – giving members of the public, university students and members of the media the opportunity to get in a sled and try the sport of Para ice hockey (formerly called sledge hockey)



WHEN:       

Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.



WHERE:      

Carleton University Ice House, Rink A


University Dr., Ottawa, Ont. K1S 5B6



WHO:           

Local members of the Sledge Hockey of Eastern Ontario Sledge Hockey Club


Local members of Canada's National Sledge Team (Ben Delaney, Tyrone Henry, Rob Armstrong)


Three-time Paralympian Marc Dorion (bronze medallist Sochi 2014, gold medalist Torino 2006)

 

The 2018 Paralympic Winter Games are set for March 9 to 18, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Games are expected to attract up to 670 athletes competing in 80 medal events.

Five sports are on the Paralympic Winter Games program: wheelchair curling, Para ice hockey, Para alpine skiing, Para snowboard and Para Nordic, which includes cross country and biathlon events. Canada expects to send a full team competing in all sports.

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee: Paralympic.ca

Follow the Canadian Paralympic Team:
www.paralympic.ca
www.facebook.com/CDNParalympics
www.twitter.com/CDNParalympics
www.youtube.com/CDNParalympics
www.instagram.com/CDNParalympics

 

SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 243 / Cell: 613-298-4927, Email: akorn@paralympic.ca

RELATED LINKS
http://www.paralympic.ca

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