Program Director Bruce Porter, pictured at a weekly “Try It” session at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia.
Veterans with vision loss in the Greater Washington, DC area continue to enjoy an hour or so of ice time, up to twice a week, as they learn an adaptive version of ice hockey.
The BVA initiative includes veterans of all ages and ability levels, including beginning ice skaters. Its origin is a grant BVA received from the VA Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events. Its objective is to provide enjoyment and recreational rehabilitation to veterans who may have never previously engaged in the sport.
“We are excited about moving blind hockey forward to take a more prominent place among popular activities for those with vision loss, especially veterans,” said Program Director Bruce Porter, pictured here at a weekly “Try It” session at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia.