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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


October 27, 2014 | North America: Illinois

My story of how I got involved in Special Olympics as an athlete and a volunteer

By Joseph Krivosik

Here is a picture of me doing floor hockey individual skills at UIC in Chicago IL.

Ever since I started competing for Special Olympics Illinois I made many new friends and also connected with others with intellectual disabilities.View Story Hello My name is Joseph George Krivosik and i'm currently an athlete and also a volunteer for Special Olympics. I didn't learn about Special Olympics until I was a freshmen at Hoffman Estates High School in Hoffman Estates, IL. I competed in the following sports with Special Olympics: Athletics, Bowling (currently an athlete for Ten Pin Bowlers run by Elizabeth Lynch), Basketball, Floor Hockey, Snowshoeing and Volleyball. I'm currently a volunteer for Special Olympics in school district 54 in Schaumburg, IL. Ever since I started competing for Special Olympics Illinois I made many new friends and also connected with others with intellectual disabilities. I also have a medical condition called Hemophilia which is a bleeding disorder and my Hemophilia hasn't held me back. Here is a picture of me doing floor hockey individual skills at UIC in Chicago IL.

About Joseph Krivosik:i'm an athlete and also a volunteer for Special Olympics.
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August 07, 2014 | North America: Georgia

Georgia's Athlete of the Month

By Whitney Warren

Clay Doub

Valdosta Athlete Clay Doub shines a light throughout the community by showing how you can overcome obstacles. He is a wonderful example of how Special Olympics Georgia athletes can continue pushing forward with determination.View Story Valdosta Athlete Clay Doub shines a light throughout the community by showing how you can overcome obstacles. Born with Fragile X Syndrome, the lifelong athlete has influenced so many with his sense of team. These factors helped him develop socially and stay determined. Some of his accomplishments are: -In 1995, he received the Naismith Award for Special Olympics. -He received the 1998 Achievement Award from the Valdosta Mayor's Council for Persons with Disabilities. -In 2006, he represented Team Georgia at the Special Olympics USA Games, where he won two gold medals in the breaststroke and four-person relay. -At the World Games in 2009, Clay came home with the bronze in floor hockey. Through it all, Clay continues to be a wonderful example of how Special Olympics Georgia athletes can continue pushing forward with determination. Today, Clay lives independently and is a custodian with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority and remains an active athlete.

About Whitney Warren:Whitney Warren is the program services and grants manager at Special Olympics Georgia.
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June 25, 2014 | Africa: South Africa

Athlete Leader, Jimmy Masina, assists with Floor Hockey Training

By Ms Mmane Boikanyo

Special Olympics Africa athlete leader, official, and staff member Mr. Jimmy Masina and Floor Hockey Coach, Ms. Bonita Bondesio went down to Kuruman, in the Northern Cape in South Africa to share their knowledge of floor hockey.View Story Special Olympics Africa athlete leader, official, and staff member Mr. Jimmy Masina and Floor Hockey Coach, Ms. Bonita Bondesio went down to Kuruman, in the Northern Cape in South Africa to share their knowledge of floor hockey. Athletes and coaches from a number special schools in the Northern Cape assembled at Learamele Special School from the 17-18 May 2014 for the training. 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 is a competition sport that is played during Special Olympics Winter World Games. The expert training was intensive and exposed athletes to both the theory and practical side of this very fast and energetic game. One of the athletes being trained shared the following: “Firstly I would like to thank Special Olympics South Africa for the opportunity they gave us and I am truly grateful. The training was good and it also gave us an opportunity to show our creativity.” Kedi Mabutlwane said she found the training interesting especially on the competition and divisioning side; ”Although this sporting code seems so challenging, especially for first time trainees everyone was eager to learn and participate.” Mr. Masina is a shining example of athlete leadership in action transfering skills to other athletes. Special Olympics athletes are the leaders of the movement. Through Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs), athletes explore opportunities in roles previously considered "nontraditional." Such participation might come in the form of an athlete serving on the Board of Directors or local organizing committee, or it might find an athlete as a spokesperson, team captain, coach or official. As an integral component of Special Olympics' dedication to empowerment and dign

About Ms Mmane Boikanyo :Special Olympics South Africa Marketing and PR practitioner
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Jan 21 - 25 2015

John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games

Join us January 21-25 in various locations across Missouri as our athletes showcase their skill in alpine skiing, snowshoeing, cross county skiing, figure skating and speed skating competition. Skiing, Snowshoeing and Cross County will be held at the Snow Creek Ski Area in Weston, Missouri. Figure skating and speed skating will be held at Bode Ice Area, St. Joseph, Missouri. Floor Hockey competition will be held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Sapp Field House. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. Hope to see you there!
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Feb 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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Kamloops, British Columbia
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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.


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