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Sledge hockey lesson from Marc Dorion, Canadian Paralympian

01/26/2015 06:00 EST | Updated 03/28/2015 05:59 EDT
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play sledge hockey?

The CBC's Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco did, and he was taught by one of the best — Canadian Paralympian and national sledge hockey team member, Marc Dorion.

Within 10 minutes, Marc taught Omar the basics on how to move, turn, stop, shoot and pass. We've edited the video down to about seven minutes.

Before you watch, note the two blades on Marc's sledge are less than one inch apart to improve his agility. However, that is because the 27-year-old has played for 23 years.

Omar learned with his blades at a beginner width of about five inches apart. That makes it harder to turn, but easier to stay upright.

If you want to follow Marc and feel what it's like on the ice during a game, we strapped a GoPro camera to his sledge for a 90-second shift. Click here to watch.

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