The early winter offers several public broomball sessions around the Washington area.

UPDATED 1/23/2018

UPDATED 1/18/2018


Turn-out has been strong for the first two weeks of Wharf broomball. The original text is below:

In big news, courtesy of Capitol Broomball (Twitter | Facebook), the new Wharf development, on the District’s Southwest Waterfront will have Tuesday night broomball n’ brews in January at their new outdoor rink. Capitol Broomball will have members there to play, officiate and spread the good news about the sport.

In November, I went to Capitol Broomball pickup game at Fort Dupont Arena in Southeast. Good times. They will probably host another one in February after their winter league season ends. Perhaps another season, I’ll join.

For the uninitiated, broomball is similar to hockey with shoes instead of skates, a ball instead of a puck and “brooms” instead of sticks. When I first played broomball as a Penn State undergrad, we used actual brooms. Now, they are plastic paddles on lacrosse sticks. It’s very fun, but exhausting. Stretch out very well ahead of time.


Turn out was disappointing for the December broomball events. However, Kettler Capitals Iceplex is hosting broomball (all ages) on Sunday, February 4 at 11:30 a.m.

Previous dates

Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington (on top of the Ballston mall shopping garage) has several broomball slots in December on the weekends. I expect to be there. I have played there several times over the years, including last month. The more people who show up, the more often the Iceplex will offer rinks.

All ages
Friday, December 29, 3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Saturday, December 30, 3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.

Broomball and Beer, Friday, December 29, 7:50 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.

Join us for a fun night of broomball and bonding! Register for Broomball and Brews and play for one hour, and receive a drink ticket for one free beer form our cafe! MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE. HELMET REQUIRED.

Broomball $20.00

Author: WFY

Yet another Washingtonian pushing the ubiquitous Nats/DC sports, Penn State, commuting, bicycling, kayaking, broomball, skiing, gin & tonic agenda.

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