Broomball is great group entertainment and individual exercise that's played on the ice with strategies similar to hockey. Team players strike a ball about the size of a soccer ball with "brooms" and try to score goals into a net.
Broomball is perfect for team building and corporate events, fraternity and sorority rush events and socials, church groups, and birthday parties!
Protective gear such as elbow pads, knee pads, shin guards, and gloves are strongly recommended but not mandatory.
Rubber soled, non-marking athletic shoes are recommended for better traction on the ice. No spikes, cleats, heavy boots, or sandal footwear is permitted.
Game Basics: An official game consists of two 20 minute running periods. Players wear shoes instead of skates.
Teams: Each team has a goalie, three forwards, and two defensemen (same line up as hockey).
Checking: Broomball is a non-contact sport. Absolutely NO checking is allowed.
Goalies: Goalies may NOT throw or roll the ball beyond the face-off circle, but he/she can pass the ball with their broom as far as they want. Any ball that goes behind the net is the goalie’s ball.
Kicking: Kicking the ball is not allowed, except from a player’s foot to his/her own broom. This includes the goalie.
Contact Chilled Ponds at (757) 420-4488 to schedule your Broom Ball event or email Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org.