Winter is coming, like it or not. Don’t hate winter, use it. Come out and play Capitol Broomball’s recreational league. The 2023-2024 winter season starts November 28.

Join DC’s Broomball league

On Tuesday nights, Captiol Broomball aka District Broomball plays rec league games at Tucker Road Ice Rink, minutes from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. It’s a collegial co-ed league that goes back to 2009.

Broomball is similar to ice hockey, but in special shoes, balls and “brooms” instead of skates, pucks and sticks. The league provides equipment, though most returning players get their own helmet, shoes and stick. Currently, our age range is from early 20s to early 60s, so don’t feel like your time may have passed. The sprinting gets you in better shape by the third game.

It’s really fun.

I joined the league in 2018, though I had played broomball intermittently since college. It’s friendly competition that welcomes newcomers. I tend to play right wing and have scored a goal in almost every season since 2019.

If I can do that, so can you!


  • Schedule: Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. beginning November 28 (no games on December 26 and January 2)
  • Cost: $120


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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