Washington, D.C. broomball pick-up game opportunities through the end of 2019 and start of 2020 are now scheduled.

Last updated January 25, 2020

The District

Tuesday night broomball n’ brews returns to The Wharf in DC on January 7 January 14 since week 1 was cancelled due to inclement weather. The 21 and over event is now extended through February — that’s 4 more nights of free outdoor broomball! Here’s the official write-up:

Want to play? Sign-ups are on-site (no advance registration available). Beginners are welcome and encouraged. Come alone or bring friends to form your own team of eight people. A goalie is provided for each team. No ice skates needed, but please wear soft-soled tennis shoes. All equipment will be provided.

Spectators are welcome, too! Cheer on the players and learn the game from the sidelines—with a winter brew in hand, of course.


Northern Virginia

Medstar Capitals Iceplex hosts all-ages broomball periodically. The Washington Capitals training home on top of the Ballston Public Garage typically splits up the rink into multiple games between the blue lines and rink ends. Admission is $16 and all ages. Typically, a kids birthday party is going on along one of the rinks during public sessions. Bring your own helmet.

The next public session at the Iceplex is Sunday, February 2 at 1:20 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

EARLY WINTER SCHEDULE (subject to change)

  • Thursday, December 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the Washington Capitals Ice Rink
  • Saturday, December 14 from 8:10 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. on the Washington Capitals Ice Rink
  • Sunday, December 15 from 1:10 p.m.to 2:10 p.m. on the Arlington Ice Rink CANCELLED
  • Sunday, January 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Arlington Ice Rink


Photo courtesy of Nathan Centofanti

Herbert Wells Ice Rink in College Park near the University of Maryland resumes late-night broomball on Thursday, January 30 at 10:40 p.m. It’s a fiesta – wide-open, no limits on players, two balls in play.

Cost $3 for Prince George’s County residents and $4 for non-residents. Calling ahead (301.277.3717) is advised as the PG County Parks web site is static.

Nota bene: Thursday night broomball is expected to resume in February.

T.J. Oshie Broomball Tournament

Stanley Cup champion T.J. Oshie of your Washington Capitals is hosting a broomball tournament on Wednesday, February 5 at the Capitals Iceplex.

T.J. Oshie is a huge supporter of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the great work on behalf of 44 million people worldwide who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Partnered with the Super Service Challenge (SSC), T.J. is holding a Broomball Tournament to raise money for ADDF.

IF you want to play on a team, it’s $500. Spectator: $50.

League play

Capitol Broomball‘s winter 2020 season begins Sunday, January 26. Registration is now closed. The league is 18+ and co-ed.

  • LOCATION: The St. James in Springfield, Va.
  • SEASON: 8 games, two off weeks (February 2 and March 8)
  • COST: $120 – discounts for St. James members
  • EQUIPMENT: Provided, though gloves are recommended. Many players play in their own helmets.

Anywhere else?

I have looked at several other area rinks and nobody else is posting broomball schedules. I’ve heard rumors of there being broomball nights in Rockville, but nothing is posted. Let me know if you hear of anything and I’ll add it to the calendar.


Keep track with this Google Calendar of DC area broomball. Other sessions will be added as they are announced. Check with the rink to confirm times, availability, etc.

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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