POSTED: September 21st 2012
Ice sledge hockey seminar for Games officials held in Korea
LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications
September 21 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) reports that the Gwang-woon University Ice Rink in Seoul, Korea was the location of the dedicated seminar to further develop ice sledge hockey officiating in view of the upcoming 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey A Pool World Championships next April and the 2018 Paralympic Games.
Ten officials attended the Korea’s 2012 Games Officials Seminar from 14-16 September to further develop ice sledge hockey officiating. The participants took part in classroom sessions where they watched national games and also were part of on-ice sessions with the course leaders. The aim of the course was to enhance the skill set of games officials in the country to help further develop the sport.
Scott MacDonald, the head of technical control who was officiating for the IPC Ice Sledge Hockey Sport Technical Committee led the course with international referee Paul Boese.
The course included classroom sessions where they critiqued national games and this was accompanied by on-ice sessions with the course leaders.
Korea won a silver medal at the A Pool World Championships in Hamar, Norway in April, so now the country is more inspired to develop the sport for the upcoming 2013 World Championships and 2018 Games.
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