VOLT Hockey Canada

Variety Ontario is proud to present VOLT Hockey. This exciting accessible sport is the ultimate team opportunity for children with a disability.

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Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario is working with its partner chapters across Canada to build a Canadian VOLT Hockey League. VOLT Hockey is played by over 50 teams in Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the United States, and now in Canada.

VOLT Hockey is an inclusive and adaptive form of hockey, specifically designed for individuals of varied abilities. This unique sport is played in specially designed chairs, providing an accessible platform for children who may not have had the chance to engage in team sports before. For many of these children, it is their first opportunity to learn valuable life skills such as team building, competition and social inclusion. These types of opportunities are critical, given that 52% of children with a disability report they have no friends.

8 years of VOLT Hockey in Canada

In 2016, Variety – the Children’s Charity launched VOLT Hockey Canada at Variety Village in Toronto, thanks to help from donors and sponsors. During the week of March break that year, the Toronto Maple Leaf players Brad Boyes, Byron Froese and James Van Riemsdyk came by to meet the kids and play a friendly game of 3 on 3. Within the year, the first Canadian VOLT Hockey team was officially launched.

There are currently 6 Ontario teams in Toronto, London, Niagara, Brampton, Peterborough and Barrie. The league is also growing nationally with three Alberta teams, one in Edmonton, Fort McMurray and Calgary.

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How to Play

VOLT Hockey is played by two teams on an indoor court in specially designed chairs. The chair starts off slow and quickly reaches up to 15 km/hr. Typically, there are three players per team on the court at a time, with two 15 minute periods and two referees.

Club Locations

Canada

Ontario

Toronto

Variety Village
3701 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario. M1N 2G2

London

Carling Heights Optimist
Community Centre
656 Elizabeth Street. N5Y 6L3

Niagara

Niagara Children's Treatment Centre
567cle Glenridge Avenue
St. Cathrine's. Ontario. L2T 4C2

Barrie

East Bayfield Community Centre
80 Livingstone St. E,
Barrie. Ontario. L4M 6V6

Brampton

Sports Max
1495 Sandalwood Pkwy E.
Brampton, Ontario. L6R 0K2

Locations to come

Hamilton

Ron Joyce Treatment Centre
325 Wellington St. N
Hamilton, Ontario L8L 0A4

Peterborough

Peterborough YMCA
123 Alymer Street S.
Peterborough, Ontario. K9J 3H8

Oshawa

TBD

Thunder Bay

TBD

Ottawa

TBD

How to register

Please email Archie Allison volthockey@varietyontario.ca. Include your name, location and whether you are interested in registering a player OR receiving more information on your local club.

Cost to play

Thanks to the generous support of partners such as Bank of Montreal, Jumpstart, and the Maple Leaf Alumni Association, club fees have been kept comparatively low per player. All equipment, including the specially designed chairs, is owned by the clubs.

Latest News

Ontario Youths Represent Canada at VOLT Hockey World Cup

Designed to be accessible to children and youths of all abilities, this initiative has not only transformed lives but also paved the way for Ontario’s VOLT Hockey players to showcase their skills on the international stage at the 2023 VOLT Hockey World Cup in Sweden.

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Season in Review: A year of growth for VOLT Hockey Canada

VOLT Hockey Canada has come a long way from our inaugural game at Variety Village in 2016. With another incredibly successful season under our belts, we are celebrating a year of remarkable expansion and are poised to energize the sport like never before.

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The 2024 VOLT Hockey Canada North American Championship

The second annual VOLT Hockey Canada North American Championship has come to a triumphant close, leaving behind a trail of unforgettable memories, intense competition, and heartwarming stories of camaraderie.

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At VOLT Hockey Canada, we believe in the power of community and the invaluable insights that each member brings to the table. Your feedback is essential in helping us create a better experience for everyone involved - from parents and coaches to our dedicated players.

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Welcome to the heart of our community! Whether you're a passionate player eager to get in the game or a dedicated coach ready to inspire the next generation, we invite you to be a part of the VOLT Hockey family. Here's how you can get involved:

Become a Sponor

VOLT is turning hockey into an all abilities game! Register today to be a part of a team that celebrates the unique strengths and talents of every child, ensuring that hockey is a sport for everyone.

Make a Direct Donation

Calling all dedicated coaches! Your expertise is the key to unlocking the full potential of our players. Join our coaching team and inspire the next generation of athletes.

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Can't play or coach but still want to make an impact? Consider donating or volunteering with VOLT Hockey. Your support ensures that we can continue providing exceptional experiences for our players and fostering a sense of community.

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