Pittsburgh to Host Disabled Hockey Festival
10 Mar, 2020
The 16th annual Toyota-USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festival will take place March 26-29, 2020 and April 2-5, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Games will be played at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, RMU Island Sports Center and Baierl Ice Complex and will be broadcast live on HockeyTV.
The largest disabled event of its kind and one of USA Hockey's most significant events each season, the USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festival brings together all six Disabled Hockey disciplines, spanning over two weekends. The first weekend of the Festival runs March 26-29 and features four of USA Hockey's disabled disciplines, including Blind Hockey, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Hockey, Special Hockey and Warrior Hockey.
The Festival concludes the following weekend (April 2-5) with Sled Hockey , including the USA Hockey Sled Hockey National Championship. In addition to the original three rinks, some select games will be played at the Alpha Ice Complex.
Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau will have a concierge desk in the lobby of UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex throughout the day on Fridays and Saturdays. Bureau representatives will assist visitors with dinner reservations, transportation needs, general inquiries about the area, and provide maps, itineraries and phone charging stations.
The full schedule of events for the 2020 Toyota - USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festival will be available soon.
NOTES: Several members of the gold medal-winning 2019 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will take part in the second weekend of the Festival. In 2018, the Disabled Hockey Festival was spread across two weekends for the first time to accommodate a record 128 teams and nearly 1,700 players. The inaugural Festival in 2005 included 24 teams and nearly 300 players. The mission of the Festival is to provide a fun and exciting weekend of hockey in a grand event as well as promote and grow disabled hockey throughout the country. For more information on disabled hockey, click here.