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Floor Hockey

Special Olympics floor hockey players from Argentina and South Africa prepare compete at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Korea.

This page draws together floor hockey-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.

Two athletes face off on floor hockey court.

Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics floor hockey.  View the Floor Hockey Fact Sheet

Floor hockey is a family of indoor hockey games, usually in the style of ice hockey, that are played on flat floor surfaces, such as a basketball court. As in other hockey codes, players on each team attempt to shoot a ball or puck into a goal using sticks, usually with a curved end.

Floor Hockey News and Stories

三月 18, 2014 |

Unified in One Goal

By Karyn Tan

Special Olympics Global Ambassadors Dikembe Mutombo and Sam Perkins traded their basketballs for hockey sticks today at the Unified Sports® Floor Hockey Experience at Kwondong University in Gangneung, Korea.View Story Special Olympics Global Ambassadors Dikembe Mutombo and Sam Perkins traded their basketballs for hockey sticks today at the Unified Sports® Floor Hockey Experience at Kwondong University in Gangneung, Korea. For the pair, the actions may differ from their usual dribbles and freethrows, but the teamwork and camaraderie on the floor hockey court remains the same, as Special Olympics athletes and partners passed and shot goals with great intensity. Mutombo was thrilled with the matches, playing with athletes from Korea, China, India, Venezuela and Argentina. “It was my first time seeing this game, it was new to me, I was a bit tired, and then I got used to it. I have a first cousin with a learning disability, so it’s a great honor to be here.” “This was like an all-star game but there are Special Olympics Unified Sports everywhere. Wherever we play, it is with one purpose and one goal, to come together.”

About Karyn Tan:Manager, Communications and Development, Asia-Pacific
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四月 11, 2013 | Africa: South Africa


By 迈阿密大学志愿者 (University of Miami Volunteer)

来自南非的特奥地板曲棍球队员们都十分热爱唱歌。球队经理丹比欧 •诺克兰说,View Story 来自南非的特奥地板曲棍球队员们都十分热爱唱歌。球队经理丹比欧 •诺克兰说,"当他们歌唱的时候,总是非常团结地齐声唱着,唱歌令他们成为一支团队。歌唱鼓舞了他们,给予他们更多能量,去登上曲棍球赛场,展现出最佳实力"。在2009年爱达荷州博伊西特奥冬季运动会开赛六个月前才成军的这支队伍并非一开始就是这样。记得那时,他们最开始只是自己一个人默不作声,但是很快,他们便打破彼此间的陌生隔阂,变成一支非常紧密的队伍。他们是由一群十几岁的男孩所组成,就像其他男孩队伍一样,爱开玩笑爱玩耍,爱互相聚在一起。诺克兰说:“对于许多南非人来说,他们会感到非常讶异,因为这支由智障男孩所组成的队伍真的看上去再正常不过了。一般人往往会对他们另眼相看,和他们说话采取不同的方式,用不同于普通人的相处方式对待他们,普通人就是无法意识到其实他们根本与我们没有两样。”她还说:“智障丝毫不会减损上帝赐予他们的珍贵礼物:运动天份。”

About 迈阿密大学志愿者 (University of Miami Volunteer):2009年爱达荷州博伊西特奥冬季世界运动会上,有数十位来自于迈阿密大学的大学生志愿者为特奥会提供摄影与摄像服务。
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二月 19 - 21 2015

2015 Special Olympics British Columbia Winter Games

Set be held in Kamloops February 19 to 21, the 2015 Special Olympics British Columbia Winter Games will feature 600 athletes from around the province going for gold in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing, and speed skating. SOBC athletes province-wide competed in Regional Qualifiers in 2014 to earn coveted spots in the 2015 Provincial Games. In Kamloops, athletes will compete for the chance to advance to the 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, where the participants will seek to qualify for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. The curling, figure skating, and speed skating events will be hosted at McArthur Island Sports and Events Centre, and floor hockey events will be held in School District #73 schools. The alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing events will be hosted at Sun Peaks Resort. The Games will kick off with the Opening Ceremony on the evening of February 19 at the Tournament Capital Centre, where all the teams will get to march in proudly and be welcomed to Kamloops. To find out more and get involved, please use contact info and links below.
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二月 28 - 三月 1 2015

Special Olympics Connecticut Winter Games

You are invited to join us on February 28th through March 1st to cheer on our athletes and witness great displays of sportsmanship, teamwork and personal achievements in sports. Athletes will be competing in following sports at the following venues: Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding at Ski Sundown, New Hartford; Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing at Connecticut Light & Power, Simsbury; Figure Skating, Speed Skating at the International Skating Center of Connecticut, Simsbury; and Unified Sports® & Traditional Floor Hockey, Skills at the Pratt & Whitney Hangar, East Hartford. Winter Games competitions will kick-off with opening ceremonies at each venue that include the ceremonial lighting of the Special Olympics Flame of Hope, announcement of athletes, brief remarks, and the declaration of Special Olympics’ Athlete Oath. Events conclude with the presentation of awards. This event is open to public to attend at now cost. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Floor Hockey Competitions

World Winter Games 2013

The 2013 Games featured world-class competition in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding and speedskating, among other sports in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea. See results by delegation, athlete and bib number.

How to Get Involved in Special Olympics

Special Olympics sports training, coaching and competitions go on in more than 170 countries around the world. You can get involved by getting in touch with the closest Special Olympics office.

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