Follow the U.S. sled hockey team as they prepare for the Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. For more than 5 months, ICE WARRIORS followed the U.S. sled hockey team on their road to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. These remarkable competitors—experienced athletes and rookie players, high school students and military veterans wounded in action—shared one goal: to make history with a repeat gold medal win.
Over the course of ten days in March 2014 in Sochi, Russia, the Paralympics will bring together the world’s top athletes with physical disabilities to represent their countries and compete in the world’s toughest games. Second only to the Olympics themselves, the Paralympic Games are a major international multi-sport event that redefine what makes a champion. These extraordinary individuals battle in the same stadiums for the gold, silver, and bronze medals, and in the presence of the same flaming torch as the Olympic athletes.
Ice Warriors is part of Move to Include™ , a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to promote inclusion for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Special programming includes prime-time specials, children’s programs, and news stories.
Ice Warriors is also a part of the VETERANS CONNECTION, an initiative to draw awareness to the issues faced by of veterans.