Check out Sled Hockey and many other sports, programs and more at the 2012 Abilities Expo, August 3rd-5th at the Reliant Center.
The event is FREE, and Texas Sled Hockey players will be on hand to talk about the sport. Click here for more info!
STARskaters added as U.S. Paralympic Sport Club
U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic committee, announced STARskaters.org was one of six new Paralympic Sport Clubs. (read the story from USOC here).
Sport clubs offer ongoing sports and recreation opportunities to individuals with physical and visual disabilities in their communities.
Research proves daily physical activity raises self-esteem, helps individuals develop peer relationships, increases achievement, enhances overall health and improves quality of life.
U.S. Paralympics partners with hundreds of community organizations across the country, like STARskaters, to help grow access to daily physical activity programs for individuals with physical and visual disabilities, with an emphasis on youth and injured service members.
The Paralympic Sport Club network now includes 136 community organizations, in 38 states, across the U.S. using sport and recreation to improve the lives of individuals with physical and visual disabilities. For more information, visit www.USParalympics.org/SportClubs
STARskaters Sled Hockey featured on NBC 2 in Houston
Click here for video.
Photos from 3 on 3 Hockey Tournament
Now posted on STARskaters Houston Facebook page, click here for photos.
New Time for Therapeutic Skating Lessons
There's a new time for the Saturday therapeutic lessons at Sugar Land Ice and Sports. Classes are now on Rink "A", and start at 9:30am. Skaters are instructed by USA Figure Skating trained instructors. All levels of skating ability are welcome, and no previous skating experience is necessary. Be sure to arrive by 10:15am for skate fitting. For more information, contact BL@STARskaters.org.
Olympic Gold at 3 on 3 Hockey Tournament
The 3 on 3 Half Ice Hockey Challenge at Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center drew competitors at seven different levels of play, from Pee Wee, Prep and Novice, to Women, Rec, A and Open levels of competition. A sled hockey all-star team also scrimmaged in a 3 on 3 format with players from San Antonio and Dallas, including Olympic Gold Medalists Lonnie Hannah and Taylor Lipsett.
For more divisional winners and raffle results, click here.
STARskaters Founder Jim O'Neill profiled in Houston Chronicle, click here for story.
3 on 3 T-shirts for sale!
We have a limited number of 3 on 3 t-shirts for sale for just $15 each. To purchase, send $15 per shirt via paypal to donate@STARskaters.org. Be sure to list the sizes and mailing address with your payment.
Thanks to everyone who made the 3 on 3 Hockey Tournament a success. Click on News and events for tournament results and raffle winners.
Raffle Items Needed!
We need raffle items for upcoming events as we raise funds for our new Sled Hockey team. Contact mary@STARskaters.org
STARskaters.org founder named "Houston Hockey Hero" during USA Hockey's Hockey Weekend Across America. Click here for details.
Special Olympic Skater Marissa Castillon performed at Willowbrook AERODROME for National Skate Day on January 10th, 2009. Click on NEWS & EVENTS for more information.
Time to clean out the sports closet and donate your gently used or outgrown equipment. We need helmets and gloves of all sizes. If you have any you’d like to donate, contact us at donate@STARskaters.org and we’ll arrange for pickup or just drop off at the pro shop at the Willowbrook Aerodrome to the attention of Caren Bell.
Need Help Fundraising?
If your team, church or social organization is thinking of holding a fundraiser, we can help. Contact us at donate@STARskaters.org
Thanks to SCREAMING BUFFALO, the Maple Leaf Pub and everyone who made the event a huge success.
CLICK HERE for photos.
STARskaters is looking for volunteers to assist both on and off the ice for upcoming events. If you would like to assist, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us at volunteer@STARskaters.org
Be A Sponsor!
Your personal or corporate sponsorship allows STARskaters to share the ice skating experience for children and adults who have been unable to enjoy skating due to a physical or developmental disability. For more information, contact
sponsor@STARskaters.org or click on the MAKE A DONATION link to join our growing list of supporters today.