Arizona One Step Coyotes Will Take the Ice at the Arizona Cactus Cup January 15
By Justin Liggin -
Saturday Jan 08, 2022
The 2022 Arizona Cactus Cup International Hockey Tournament is taking place in Phoenix January 14-17 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale. In addition to supporting and raising funds for local youth in need, the Arizona Cactus Cup will host an exhibition game on January 15 from 12:15 p.m. â€“ 2:30 p.m. featuring the Arizona One Step Coyotes, the Valleyâ€™s only special needs hockey team for adults who have intellectual disabilities.
Spectators interested in watching the exhibition game are allowed access to the arena 15 minutes prior to skate time and can watch from the center ice sections 111 and 112.
The One Step Coyotes practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at AZ Ice Peoria. The 2021/2022 season runs through February 24. Individuals interested in volunteering should contact One Step Beyond Director of Special Programs Jared Woosley at [email protected].
Individuals unable to volunteer but who are interested in supporting the One Step Coyotes can make a monetary donation by visiting the One Step Beyond website at https://osbi.org/hug/.
One Step Beyond, Inc. is a leading provider of educational, vocational, recreation and performing arts programs for adults (18+) who have intellectual disabilities. These programs empower the participants to be independent, effectively seek and maintain employment and achieve greater social participation in their communities. As the first and only campus-based day training program with a special needs hockey team, One Step Beyond utilizes hockey and other innovative programs to help participants achieve independence through meaningful life skills training, socialization, self-sufficiency, and job/work readiness and recreational programming. One Step Beyond, Inc. has four locations in the Phoenix Metro area, including Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale and Surprise and one location in San Mateo, California.