Broomball

A totally fun-filled, fast paced game that is played on the ice without skates!

A game of broomball is perfect for a group of friends, colleagues, or family members!  It makes for an awesome college ‘study break’ or group date night activity too!

Equipment Required

  • Tennis Shoes
  • Warm Clothing
  • Winter gloves (we can loan you hockey gloves but it is easier to grip the ‘broom’ with regular gloves!)
  • Good Attitude
  • And we will provide the rest
    • Plastic Broom
    • Rubber Ball
    • Helmet
    • Gloves (if you don’t bring your own winter gloves)
    • Elbow Pads

How to Play

A typical game of broomball is broken up into two or three periods.  Each team has a goaltender plus five other players, typically two defenders and three attackers (two forwards and one center).  If there are not enough players, the group is welcome to use half of the ice.

The object of the game is to score goals into your opponent’s goal/net.  The team with the most goals at the end of a game is declared the winner. In some tournaments, if the scores are tied after regular time, an additional overtime period is played to determine a winner.  In the overtime period (in most cases), six players, three on each team, play five minutes without a goalie.  The team to score more goals in the overtime period is declared the winner.  In the event of another tie, a second overtime period may be played.  In some games a shootout period will be played.  The shooter has the choice to have the ball placed a specified distance from the net or, like in hockey, can play the ball from center ice.

Both skating and non-skating enthusiasts will enjoy broomball!