Winter is ending, if you could in fact call this a winter. if you feel like you missed out on it or even if you didn’t come join Capitol Broomball for a free pick-up game on March 21. 

What is broomball?

Broomball is similar to ice hockey, but in special shoes, balls and “brooms” instead of skates, pucks and sticks. Capitol Broomball, also known as District Broomball, is a co-ed league that plays at Tucker Road Ice Rink in Prince George’s County, Md. It’s just a few minutes from Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, the Capital Beltway and Wilson Bridge.

Capitol Broomball is a competitive, yet collegial league. There is plenty 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.

The league provides sticks, shoes, and helmets are available for new players to borrow. Most regulars own their own equipment, especially helmets. You can always wear a bike helmet or a ski helmet too. A few regulars wear lacrosse helmets.

Free pickup game on March 21

Curious? Come out and try it on Tuesday, March 21 at 9 p.m. (facebook) at Tucker Road Ice Rink. League regulars will be providing instruction  to all newcomers followed by a scrimmage. If it’s your first time, it’s FREE. Returning players – just $10. Nothing says the first full day of spring like a winter sport!


  • Schedule: Tuesday, March 28 – Tuesday, June 7
  • Cost: $120
  • COVID-19 precautions: Masks are now optional, subject to change. Keep up to date with vaccination – it’s the right thing to do.


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 and car pools are often available.

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