Registration for the 2022 Capitol Broomball winter season is now open. The co-ed league plays on Tuesday nights at Tucker Road Ice Rink in Prince George’s County, Md. The first game is January 11 with a pick-up game on January 4.

UPDATED 1/16/2022:  Prince George’s County closed most facilities, reduced park maintenance operations and cancel public events and programs through January 31, 2022. The earliest Capitol Broomball will resume activities, starting with a skills practice and pick-up game, is February 1, 2022.

Broomball is similar to ice hockey, but in special shoes, balls and “brooms” instead of skates, pucks and sticks.

Capitol Broomball provides sticks, shoes, and helmets are available for new players to borrow for the duration of the season. Most regulars own their own equipment, especially helmets.

Details

  • Schedule: January 11 to March 1, 2022 January 25 February 8 – late March, early April
  • Cost: $120
  • COVID-19 precautions: Masks in locker rooms; I’m masked up for the duration. Keep up to date with vaccination – it’s the right thing to do.

Why broomball is fun

If you’ve ever wanted to play hockey, but never had the opportunity, broomball is a good substitute. Similar rules and game play, but much more accessible than ice hockey. If you can run, you can play – no skates needed.

Capitol Broomball is a competitive, yet collegial league. Lots of coaching, lots of encouragement. Teams are reshuffled for every season, so you get to meet lots of people. Currently, our age range is from early 20s to late 50s, so don’t feel like your time may have passed. The sprinting gets you in better shape by the third game.

Rink level view

In short, if I can score a goal, so can you.

Location

Tucker Road Ice Rink, reopened in 2021, is located just minutes from the Capital Beltway (I-95/495) and the Wilson Bridge. Parking is plentiful.

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