While we bask in the reflective glory of the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup Championship (or get over the hangover, figuratively and literally the defending champs seem to be on) and approach the coming winter, I offer my this advice:
Don’t hate winter, use it.
One of my favorite ways to “use winter” is broomball – similar to ice hockey, but played in shoes with a ball instead of a puck and a “broom” instead of a hockey stick.
Tuesday nights in January are Broomball & Brews at District Wharf.
I have added those sessions Google calendar and ones at Herbert Wells Ice Rink near College Park (very Thursday night at 11:15 p.m.). Schedules subject to change.
Sadly, the Medstar Capitals Iceplex did not host any broomball between Christmas and New Year’s and has no additional events on their calendar. They will be added to my DC Broomball Calendar as they are announced.
After talking about it for a while, I’m finally joining the Capitol Broomball (via Facebook) league. Games are on Sunday nights at Fort Dupont Arena in Southeast Washington, D.C. it’s late, but something I have been wanting to do for some time.
This is the registration form for the Winter 2018-19 broomball season at Fort Dupont Ice Arena. The season consists of 6 week regular season games and a 2 week playoff. Games start Dec 2 and run through Feb 17. We will be off for 3 weeks starting on Dec 23. This is a co-ed league with games played on Sundays at 9:15 and 10 p.m. Registration cost is $115. We offer FREE equipment rental. If you have any questions, please ask.
FORMAT & RULES
Registration deadline is November 26.
Last winter was a banner year for broomball with The Wharf hosting broomball nights on Tuesday. Whether that will happen again remains to be seen, but I will update this if it does there or elsewhere.