Fact Sheet

  • Rochester Special Hockey (Ice Cats) is a nonprofit, charitable organization offering ice hockey instruction to individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in Monroe County and the surrounding counties.
  • The Rochester Ice Cats have been in existence since 2000 and have worked with over 150 individuals helping them to develop skills in the game of hockey, teamwork and sportsmanship.
  • The Rochester Ice Cats team is open to both male and female players of all ages and abilities with individual instruction available, if required.
  • The Rochester Ice Cats team is a member of the Special Hockey International and American Special Hockey Association.
  • Skill development not only in athletics but socialization, behavior, and interaction with fellow players who have a range of disabilities. Therapeutic activities to enhance everyday life.
  • The Rochester Ice Cats participate in games with local High School and adult teams in Monroe County including: Victor High School, Greece Lightning (Greece Olympia and Greece Arcadia High Schools), Webster Schroeder High School, and Brockport Ladies on Edge.
  • The Rochester Ice Cats attend games and tournaments in the United States and Canada and play 12-15 games annually.  Game and tournament destinations have included: Albany, Boston, Detroit, Newark, Philadelphia, Washington, Mississauga Ontario, St. Catharine’s, Toronto.
  • The Rochester Ice Cats assist players and families with equipment needs, maintaining an inventory of gently used equipment – pads and helmets.
  • The Rochester Ice Cats sponsor an annual “Friendship Tournament” with participating teams from both the USA and Canada.
  • We pride ourselves on being a fiscally sound and community action group.