Sled Hockey – also called Sledge Hockey – is a high-energy, rowdy, fast-paced adaptive sport. It is similar to standard hockey in every way except equipment. Instead of standing up to skate, players sit on their skates using an adaptive device known as a sled, which is affixed with two skate blades and a runner in the front to form a tripod. Participants use two shortened hockey sticks with a blade on one end and a pick on the other, which allows them to propel themselves across the ice. Hard checking, elevated puck shooting and 60-mile an hour slap shots are as much a part of sled hockey as they are in “stand-up” hockey.