CINCINNATI CYCLONES SPECIAL HOCKEY
Hockey is for Everyone
We are the first special hockey program in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Our goal is to give people with developmental disabilities the chance to play the great sport of ice hockey in an environment that has been adapted to their level of ability. Special hockey serves a wide range of disabilities and provides an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the sport.
Founded in 2018, the mission of the Cincinnati Cyclones Special Hockey program is to give people with developmental disabilities the chance to play the sport of ice hockey in an environment which has been adapted to their level affording them the ability to participate. In addition to physical hockey skills, the program emphasizes the development of desirable individual characteristics such as dependability, self-reliance, concentration, willingness to share, and personal accountability. The game of hockey is used to develop within each player the characteristics that will help them be more successful both inside and outside a hockey environment.
“Not every victory shows up on a score board”
MEET THE TEAM
A Little Background About Our Program
WHO CAN JOIN?
Athletes may join any time during the season. Even better, they do not need to know how to skate to get started! Anyone age 6 years or older regardless of gender, developmental disability, or skill level, who is physically able to play, may join. There is no maximum age limit.
HOW LONG IS THE SEASON?
The season will begin this year on September 10th and it is estimated that it will run through the end of March.
WHERE ARE PRACTICES HELD?
Practices are held weekly at Northland Ice Center in Cincinnati, OH on Sundays from 11:00am-12:00pm.
DO YOU PLAY AGAINST OTHER TEAMS?
Yes. Home/Away games are planned against the Columbus Blue Jackets Special Hockey Team and the Indy Twisters Special Hockey Team, as well as participation in additional tournaments throughout the Midwest.
HOW DOES MY ATHLETE GET STARTED?
Feel free to drop by one of our weekly practices to meet some of our players, the coaches, and some of the volunteers dedicated to the success of this team. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, skate for free, and to have some fun! You can also contact us via email with any questions you may have.
ARE THE REGISTRATION OR MEMBERSHIP FEES?
Yes. There is a registration fee for each player. Fees help cover ice time, insurance, tournament registration and equipment. The program helps provide donated, used equipment when available, but we may not have all the equipment your athlete needs available. Contact the team directly for more information.
Your support is important to our team. There are many ways you can contribute towards our team and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.