The Kelowna Wild Special Hockey program was created in September 2016 to give older youth and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities the opportunity to play hockey, and develop fitness, coordination, and social skills within a team environment.
As an equal opportunity team, the team is open to males and females age 16 and up with disabilities, as well as their parents or siblings. It runs from September through to late spring and is based at Prospera Place in Kelowna.
The program has room for 30 players. It is a recreational program developed so participants of the Kelowna WildCats can continue playing hockey. New members are encouraged to join as well.
The WildCats operate in partnership with the City of Kelowna. Kelowna Parks and Recreation collects annual participant fees, advertises in the Community Recreation Guide, and provides liability insurance and some costs associated with ice and facility rental.
Some equipment is provided or available for loan. The players wear full gear including helmets.
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