Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association hockey players took to the ice Sunday for the 8th annual "The Sleds Are Coming" event in Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse at Lake Forest College.
The event is held to bring community exposure to GLASA and showcase its sled hockey program.
"Today's event is really high energy. The stands are packed and (athletes) look forward to it all year." said Cindy Housner, executive director of GLASA. "You have the Paralympics games coming up in the next couple of months and this is a local event that the people can get excited about."
The event included 5-on-5 sled hockey featuring members of the GLASA Falcons, a demonstration by the Junior Falcons Mite players, a "Chuck-A-Puck" competition, raffle prizes and a silent auction.
"This is fantastic. I like the sport but, what is humbling is that no matter what your ailment is, you can come out in a sled and it levels the playing field," player David Michael of Round Lake said as he strapped himself into his ice sled.