he rules of para hockey are determined by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). These are almost identical to the rules of classical ice hockey. The biggest difference is the maximum number of players which is limited to fifteen on one team (13 men in the field and 2 goalkeepers). Classical hockey also differs from para hockey by playing time. Para hockey is set for 15 minutes as one third. The compulsory equipment has its specifics as well. All players must wear a full-face cover and neck protector. The barrier-free gates and benches with transparent canvases are indispensable.

In the case of an undetermined result in the basic game time, the IPC rules for international tournaments follow an extension or shootouts to which players can not enter repeatedly.

Teams have specially modified transparent boards. On inverters and penalty benches.