• OUIHC partner with Blind Ice Hockey UK for taster session

    Posted on Tue 17th September, 2019

    Oxford University Ice Hockey Club are partnering with Blind Ice Hockey UK to run a taster session for visually impaired players at Oxford Ice Rink on 12th October at 4pm. All are welcome and equipment is provided. The Facebook event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/435215463747661/

    Blind Ice Hockey UK was founded by OUIHC player Nathan Tree, who has made a film with Guide Dogs UK, describing the sport- the accessible version can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBf2VDjWVr0&feature=youtu.be. Blind Ice Hockey is played with a scaled-up steel puck, with ball bearings inside, so that it can be tracked by the players. 8 teams are required for the sport to apply for Paralympic status- and with Canada and the USA having teams, and with interest in Russia, Sweden, Finland and even Australia, now is a very exciting time for the sport! 

    The first ever Blind Ice Hockey UK event, held on September 14th at Planet Ice Widnes was a great success, and was kindly featured by the Time To Go Wild Radio Show, the Widnes Wild programme. Their discussions on the event and interview with Nathan from the rink just after the session can be found here: https://youtu.be/JnGLsFgRJbI?t=1661