The Ice Ranch now offers Broomball !!!
Looking for a fun activity to do with your friends, family or group? Not too comfortable on skates or looking for an alternative?? Come to Ice Ranch for the most fun you can have on ice without your skates. BROOMBALL!! Contact us to make your reservation.
What is Broomball???
Broomball is a popular recreational ice sport originating in Canada and played around the world. It is played in a hockey rink, either indoors or outdoors, depending on climate and location.
In a game of broomball there are two teams, each consisting of six players (a goaltender plus five others). The object of the game is to score more goals than your opponent. Goals are scored by hitting the ball into your opponent's net using your broom. Tactics and plays are similar to those used in sports such as ice hockey, roller hockey and floorball.
Players hit a small ball around the ice with a stick called a 'broom'. The broom may have a wooden or aluminum shaft and has a rubber-molded triangular head similar in shape to that of a regular broom. Players wear special rubber-soled shoes instead of skates and the ice is prepared in such a way that it is smooth and dry to improve traction.
Outside North America, broomball is often mistaken for the sport of curling, possibly due to the 'broom' reference in the name, although the only similarities between the two are that they are both played on an ice surface.