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.

  • 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 5 Ontario teams in Toronto, London, Niagara, Brampton and Barrie. The league is also growing nationally with three Alberta teams, one in Edmonton, Fort McMurray and Calgary.

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 - Get in touch!

Exciting news! Registration for the May 2024 North American VOLT Hockey Tournament is officially open, and registration kits are on their way! Check with your coach to secure your spot.

Locations to come!

Get ready for the electrifying excitement of VOLT Hockey, coming soon to a city near you! Stay tuned for updates on registration and the latest news about our upcoming locations.

  • Hamilton

    Ron Joyce Treatment Centre

  • Peterborough

    Peterborough YMCA

  • Oshawa

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  • Thunder Bay

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  • Ottawa

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Sponsors

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 at $10/week per player. All equipment, including the specially designed chairs, is owned by the clubs.

  • Get involved

    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:

    Players: Ignite Your Passion for the Game!

    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.

    Coaches: Lead the Way to Success!

    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.

    Support Us: Donate or Volunteer Today!

    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.

    Ready to join the action? Please email Leanne Oefner loefner@varietyontario.ca. Include your name, location and whether you are interested in playing, coaching or volunteering!

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