The Capital City Condors are a family of ice hockey teams for those who are unable to play on any other hockey team due to a developmental disability. Players are ages 6 and up, of all ability levels and are each given a high degree of personal care and attention by the Condors on-ice coaches.
Coaches work hard to meet the needs of all players whether they are learning to skate, or ready for more advanced techniques. Some players even receive one-on-one attention throughout each session. A practice consists of on-ice warm-ups and drills, followed by an inter-squad game. Often, we are able to host “Friendship Games” with other local hockey teams and those games are especially fun for everyone! Fun, love of the game, acceptance, social skills, hockey and skating skill development, sportsmanship and teamwork are highly valued and emphasized. Youth of ALL hockey abilities are welcome – the ability to skate at the beginning of the season is not a requirement for registration! The program is a highly rewarding experience for the players, parents and volunteers as children, youth, and young adults who once only dreamed of playing on a hockey team see their dreams come true and their abilities progress.
The Condors are thrilled to have been able to establish teams in Kanata, ON, Gloucester, ON, and Cambridge, ON!( visit www.thebladeshockey.com ) We look forward to helping other communities establish special hockey teams too!
The Condors are extremely grateful to all the wonderful volunteers and staff who work very hard to provide a quality hockey experience for these special athletes. All volunteers and staff who work directly with the Condors players are required to undergo a mandatory vulnerable persons police check. Parents are not permitted on-ice with their child, but can volunteer off-ice or for another Condors team if they wish.
The Condors have been extremely fortunate to have the incredible support of several NHL players over the year, including our first Honorary Captain, Matt Carkner, of the New York Islanders (formerly of the Ottawa Senators)! Matt and Kary were and continue to be extremely generous and supportive to the team and were a crucial part in establishing a presence for us in the City of Ottawa. When Matt realized he would be moving to Long Island, he wanted to make sure that the Condors would be left in good hands and selected teammate Kyle Turris to take his place as our new Honorary Captain! Kyle and his wife, Julie, have become full-fledged members of the Condors family and are well-loved by all! The Condors also recently welcomed Ottawa Senator, Patrick Wiercioch as our Honorary Assistant Captain! Patrick and his wife Kresson have quickly become established members of Condors Nation and are also amazingly supportive and generous towards the team with their time and resources. The Condors are incredibly grateful to Matt and Kary, Kyle and Julie, and Patrick and Kresson for all the time and support they give to the Condors players and their families!
The Capital City Condors hockey club is a member of Special Hockey International. Funding for the Condors hockey program is provided through registration fees, fundraising and donations from individuals and our generous sponsors. For more information, please see our FAQ and Contact Us if you still have questions.