Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins

The Mighty Penguins were formed by volunteers from Shriners Hospital in Erie in May of 1998. Initially, the goal was to provide children and young adults with physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in a competitive sport. The parents and guardians of these players have seen firsthand the physical and emotional benefits of the program. Many local organizations have helped our program by donating ice time, equipment, customized hockey gear and insurance. Individuals throughout the area volunteer their time and talents to educate and assist the players.

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Steel City Icebergs

Pittsburgh Special Hockey is an adaptive ice hockey program for both children and adults with developmental disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome, and traumatic brain injury. The program teaches children and adults to play hockey in an environment adapted to each participant's ability. This unique program combines sensory input, coordination, social interaction, self-reliance, concentration, and willingness to adapt to new experiences with a sense of accomplishment and pride.

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Pittsburgh I.C.E.

Established in 2000, Pittsburgh I.C.E., which is part of the NHL’s Hockey is for Everyone initiative (HIFE), is committed to offering children of all backgrounds the opportunity to learn to skate and to play the great game of hockey at no cost. The HIFE initiative leverages the sport of hockey as a catalyst to help these children learn essential life skills, education and the core values of hockey: commitment, perseverance, and teamwork.

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Youth Hockey Network

The Youth Hockey Network serves as the umbrella for developmental camps, leagues, clinics, tournaments and more in the Western Pennsylvania region - many in partnership with the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex and Penguins Rinks program.

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