Preview of ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones Sensory Friendly Night

Written by Alex Brown

When you go to a hockey game you think of the goal horn going off when your team scores, the pyrotechnics in entrances, and music in between stoppages of plays. But some people are unfortunately unable to enjoy the same game for those reasons. That’s why one minor league hockey team is changing their routine for a game and will allow people with disabilities enjoy the game we all love.

The Buffalo Sabres ECHL affiliate, the Cincinnati Cyclones, are hosting Sensory Friendly Night as they play the Wheeling Nailers. Sensory Friendly means that their will be no goal horn, decreased volume for announcements and music volume for those who have sensitive hearing. Those who have sensitivity with lights won’t have to worry about strobe lights, change in lighting, or any pregame pyrotechnics. Their will also be a “Chill Zone” away from on ice action for people who may be highly stimulated from crowd size and will have activities for people highly sensitive and need a break from the game. Their will be sensory kits available Sensory Kits available and include antiglare glasses, communication cards, identification wristbands, noise-reducing ear covers, fidget spinners, sanitizing wipes & tissues, venue map & more. I will be making the trip to Cincinnati to see the game.

Photo Credit: ECHL.Com and Cycloneshockey.Com

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