Photos: Parkdale hosts their first outdoor sledge hockey match

Flames alumni joined municipal and provincial leaders to open Parkdale rink

The Calgary Venom puts a shot into net against the Calgary Scorpions during the inaugural Parkdale Community Association sledge hockey gameParkdale Community Association accessible rink on Saturday, January 29, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Making it’s debut on Hockey Day in Canada, Calgary Venom took on the Calgary Scorpions Saturday, for the inaugural Parkdale sledge hockey trophy.

The trophy was presented to Calgary Venom players by former Mayor Naheed Nenshi after their commanding 3–0 victory over the Calgary Scorpions.

Calgary Flames alumni Cory Sarich and Curtis Glencross joined the two teams to help open Alberta’s first accessible outdoor hockey rink.

Dignitaries and members Parkdale Community Association cut the ribbon to open the new accessible rink in the community on Saturday, January 29, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Paralympian Chris Cederstrand, left, shows Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Harnarayan Singh how to sledge hockey at the grand opening of the Parkdale Community Association accessible rink on Saturday, January 29, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgary Venom and Calgary Scorpions players battle it out for the puck during the inaugural Parkdale Community Association sledge hockey game on Saturday, January 29, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The puck goes back towards the net during the inaugural Parkdale Community Association sledge hockey game on Saturday, January 29, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Calgary Scorpions goalie makes a big save during inaugural Parkdale Community Association sledge hockey game on Saturday, January 29, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Calgary Venom goalie dives for the puck during the inaugural Parkdale Community Association sledge hockey game on Saturday, January 29, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Calgary Scorpions, along with Calgary Flames alumni Curtis Glencross, put sticks up for the second half of the inaugural Parkdale Community Association sledge hockey game on Saturday, January 29, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgary Flames alumni Curtis Glencross gets outskated for the puck by a Calgary Venom player during the inaugural Parkdale Community Association sledge hockey game on Saturday, January 29, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Calgary Venom puts a shot into net against the Calgary Scorpions during the inaugural Parkdale Community Association sledge hockey gameParkdale Community Association accessible rink on Saturday, January 29, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Former mayor Naheed Nenshi presents the inaugural Parkdale Community Association sledge hockey cup during the grand opening of the new rink on Saturday, January 29, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Flames’ Harvey the Hound makes an appearance at the Parkdale Community Association accessible rink on Saturday, January 29, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

2 Comments

  1. This was a fantastic event! Way to go to the Parkdale Community Association and the Calgary Sledge Hockey Association and all involved in making this happen.

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