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.

Public broomball

New 21 and over broomball night announced!

Capitol Broomball will be hosting their first pickup game at The St. James on on March 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm (90 minutes). This is a perfect chance for those of you who are interested in broomball to give the sport a try. It’s also a great chance to see what else The St. James has to offer. All skill levels encouraged and welcome!

We will be playing a full ice game on clean ice. Cost is $20 per player, paid to The St. James at the front desk when you arrive.

All Ages!

The Capitals Iceplex in Ballston has two sessions the last weekend of March:

Saturday, March 30, 2:10 p.m. EDT – 3:10 p.m. EDT
Saturday, March 31, 2:10 p.m. EDT – 3:10 p.m. EDT

That’s $15 each and typically plays short rink (between the blue line and the boards)

Updated 2/9/2019

The Capitals Iceplex in Ballston has recently added two more dates, including Presidents Day:

Monday February 18, 11:20am EST-12:20pm EST
Saturday, March 30, 2:00pm EDT-3:00pm EDT

Updated 1/5/2019

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. More events will be added to my DC Broomball Calendar as they are announced.

League broomball

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.


Registration deadline is November 26.

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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