Broomball Frequently Asked Questions
Games will be 20 minutes long on half ice. Three games will be played switching between teams each session. A referee will be provided for each session. USA Broomball rules will be used and can be found here. A helmet is required, bike helmets are acceptable but a hockey helmet is encouraged. Brooms and balls are provided at no cost. If you have any questions please contact Craig Reinhardt, Polar Bears league manager @ Craig Reinhardt, firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Broomball?
Broomball is a winter sport played in ice arenas and community parks throughout the country.
What are the rules?
It is a game very similar to hockey in its formation and rules, but also incorporates some soccer strategies. The game is played on a hockey rink with two teams consisting of six players on each side (a goalie, two defensemen and three forwards). Similar to hockey and soccer, the object of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team..
What equipment do I need?
A player uses a stick (a shaft with a molded broom-shaped head) to maneuver a six-inch diameter ball up and down the ice. Instead of skates, players wear spongy-soled shoes to gain traction when running on the slippery surface. A helmet is required, bike helmets are acceptable but a hockey helmet is encouraged. Brooms and balls are provided at no cost.