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Floor Hockey is adapted from the games of ice hockey and ringette. It is the only team sport in Special Olympics winter sports. Floor Hockey is played in a rink, but the surface is made of wood or concrete, not ice. The teams are composed of six players, including a goalie. The athletes use wooden poles (without blades) as the sticks, and the pucks are large felt discs with an open center.
Special Olympics floor hockey also offers individual skills competition to allow athletes to train and compete in basic skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to team play. These events include shooting, passing and stick handling. A player's final score is a total of their scores for each of these events.
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