UPDATED 1/28/2022: Prince George’s County announced that Tucker Road Ice Rink is reopening January 31. Capitol Broomball is hosting a pick-up game on Tuesday, February 1. The regular season begins February 8.
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.
- Schedule: 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.