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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


March 09, 2015 | Middle East North Africa: Lebanon

Lebanon will host 2016 first- ever Special Olympics MENA Winter games

By Noha Gaballa

2016 SO MENA Winter games logo

Special Olympics Lebanon will host the first- ever Regional Winter games from 30 January to 5 February 2016. The games will feature 4 Olympic-type Winter Sports (Floor Hockey, Snowshoeing, Alpine Skiing and Cross Country Skiing) with an anticipated participation of 370 athletes, 70 coaches, 60 Youth & Families representing 15 countries from the MENA region.View Story Special Olympics Middle East North Africa recently announced that Special Olympics Lebanon will host the first- ever Regional Winter games from 30 January to 5 February 2016. The games will feature 4 Olympic-type Winter Sports (Floor Hockey, Snowshoeing, Alpine Skiing and Cross Country Skiing) with an anticipated participation of 370 athletes, 70 coaches, 60 Youth & Families representing 15 countries from the MENA region. SO MENA Regional President & Managing Director Ayman Abdel Wahab met the Lebanese Prime Minister and the Youth & Sports Minister in Beirut where they discussed the arrangements for the upcoming Regional Winter games and they expressed their utmost pleasure that Lebanon was awarded to host such a great games that will send a message of inclusion, respect and celebrate the determination, courage and special abilities of Special Olympics athletes.

About Noha Gaballa:Noha Gaballa: SO MENA Staff
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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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Upcoming Events


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May 7 - 10 2015

2015 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Floor Hockey Championships

The Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Floor Hockey Championships held every four years, serve as a qualifier to compete at National Games. This prestigious event will take place May 7-9, 2015 at Carleton University. The Championships will involve 24 teams, 384 athletes, 72 coaches, and over 400 volunteers, parents, caregivers and supporters. For the first time, a junior invitational tournament will be a part of the event.
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Ottawa, Ontario
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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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