Floor Hockey

This page draws together floor hockey-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.


Two athletes face off on floor hockey court.

Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics floor hockey.  View the Floor Hockey Fact Sheet

Floor hockey is a family of indoor hockey games, usually in the style of ice hockey, that are played on flat floor surfaces, such as a basketball court. As in other hockey codes, players on each team attempt to shoot a ball or puck into a goal using sticks, usually with a curved end.


Floor Hockey News and Stories


octubre 03, 2013 | Latin America: Mexico

Celebrando el dia EKS

By Paola Martinelli

Olimpiadas Especiales México, Baja California. Llevo a cabo hoy un encuentro deportivo de Deporte Unificado en Hockey Sobre-Piso, para celebrar el día de Eunice Kennedy Shriver.View Story Olimpiadas Especiales México, Baja California. Llevo a cabo hoy un encuentro deportivo de Deporte Unificado en Hockey Sobre-Piso, para celebrar el día de Eunice Kennedy Shriver.En el encuentro deportivo participaron los Atletas de la selección de Hockey sobre-piso y como compañeros Unificados alumnos de la UABC, entrenadores y familiares de los atletas. Fue una experiencia muy enriquecedora para todos los participantes.

About Paola Martinelli:Gerente Nacional de Comunicación y Mercadotecnia
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junio 19, 2013 | Latin America: Mexico

Olimpiadas Especiales México, Baja California

By Paola Martinelli

Equipo de Hockey sobre Duela participante en los Juegos Mundiales de Invierno Corea 2013

El equipo mexicano de Hockey sobre Duela, representado por 16 jugadores de Baja California, quienes fueron ganadores de la medalla de plata en los Juegos Mundiales de Invierno de Olimpiadas Especiales 2013, fueron los invitados estrella del partido de fútbol de la Copa Libertadores Xolos vs. San JosView Story El equipo mexicano de Hockey sobre Duela, representado por 16 jugadores de Baja California, quienes fueron ganadores de la medalla de plata en los Juegos Mundiales de Invierno de Olimpiadas Especiales 2013, fueron los invitados estrella del partido de fútbol de la Copa Libertadores Xolos vs. San José Oruro.

About Paola Martinelli:Gerente Nacional de Comunicaciones y Mercadotecnia
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marzo 18, 2014 | SOI General: Regions

Unified in One Goal

By Karyn Tan

Special Olympics Global Ambassadors Dikembe Mutombo and Sam Perkins traded their basketballs for hockey sticks today at the Unified Sports® Floor Hockey Experience at Kwondong University in Gangneung, Korea.View Story Special Olympics Global Ambassadors Dikembe Mutombo and Sam Perkins traded their basketballs for hockey sticks today at the Unified Sports® Floor Hockey Experience at Kwondong University in Gangneung, Korea. For the pair, the actions may differ from their usual dribbles and freethrows, but the teamwork and camaraderie on the floor hockey court remains the same, as Special Olympics athletes and partners passed and shot goals with great intensity. Mutombo was thrilled with the matches, playing with athletes from Korea, China, India, Venezuela and Argentina. “It was my first time seeing this game, it was new to me, I was a bit tired, and then I got used to it. I have a first cousin with a learning disability, so it’s a great honor to be here.” “This was like an all-star game but there are Special Olympics Unified Sports everywhere. Wherever we play, it is with one purpose and one goal, to come together.”

About Karyn Tan:Manager, Communications and Development, Asia-Pacific
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