The Rochester Special Hockey, a member of American Special Hockey Association (ASHA); is an organization that specializes in providing training in the game of ice hockey for individuals with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to be inclusive for all peoples allowing everyone to experience what siblings and friends find available.
The Rochester Ice Cats organization has been in existence for over 20 years, with a current active roster of 55 players. These individuals, both male and female, range in age from 5 years to 50 years young. Our member players are enthusiastic and enjoyable to be around displaying smiles with attitudes that never quit. They give 100% at all times, during both practice and games, and are always willing and able to learn new skills. Our team focus and goals are geared to individual needs with an emphasis on socialization, responsibility both personal and to team members and sportsmanship.
Rochester Special Hockey is a 501c3 Not for Profit all volunteer organization, with support coming from all our families and outside individuals as coaches, trainers, drivers and most of all fans. We are members of United Way of Rochester #3345 (donations appreciated).
We have been able to keep our cost low by being fiscally responsible to our team and organization. The Rochester Ice Cat will supply equipment for those in need, this is done through donations both from the public and private sector.