The CBC News website has a good Paralympic section (although I wish it had more prominent placement), including these useful FAQs.
Sled hockey starts today with Canada vs Great Britain. Canada is, of course, a sled hockey powerhouse, and expectations are high for this team.
As usual, no one in the US will see the Paralympics on TV. From 360 Magazine:
While NBC dedicated hours upon hours of television time to the Olympics, it will not broadcast one minute of the Paralympics. In response to this network blackout, the International Paralympic Committee recently launched www.ParalympicSport.TV to allow viewers to watch the upcoming games in Torino, Italy. From March 10 through March 19, ParalympicSport.TV is scheduled to show more than 100 hours of footage. People may watch the competitions live or on-demand.I won't be able to watch much, if any, of these games. I'll be busy writing a profile of wheelchair athlete, organizer and all-around amazing person Dave Kiley for New Mobility magazine. (There's irony for ya.) It's been a long time since I had to write around a full-time work schedule. Energy and time being limited, it means bearing down every weekend.
Fifty-five Americans will be among approximately 550 men and women from 41 countries competing in four sports: alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, sled hockey and wheelchair curling. This is the first time wheelchair curling will be included in the Paralympic Games.
Actually, one wheeler did make it into NBC’s Winter Games coverage. Sam Sullivan, the quad mayor of Vancouver, accepted the Olympic flag during the closing ceremonies. This Canadian city is scheduled to host the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
On the subject of winter sports for people with disabilities, here's an old story of mine about champion skier Muffy Davis.