Broomball is a winter sport played in ice arenas and community parks throughout the country. It is a game very similar to hockey in its formation and rules, but also incorporates some soccer strategies. The game is played on a hockey rink with two teams consisting of six players on each side (a goalie, two defensemen and three forwards). Similar to hockey and soccer, the object of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team. A player uses a stick (a shaft with a molded broom-shaped head) to maneuver a six-inch diameter ball up and down the ice. Instead of skates, players wear spongy-soled shoes to gain traction when running on the slippery surface.
• Helmets, pads and stick included
• Instruction on how to play will be provided, all you need to do is show up!
• Tennis or basketball shoes are recommended
You can schedule by calling Eccles Ice Center 435-787-2288 ext. 222. Or you can fill out the form below and we will contact you for further details.
Group Rate Deposit: $35.00
Flat Fee for 1st Hour: $225.00
Additional Hour(s): $125.00
In order to provide you with the safest cost experience possible, follow the link below to our online Bridgerland Community Ice Arena Store.
What do I Need to Play?
The sport of broomball is played with a specialized stick bearing a molded, solid rubber tip and an inflatable ball about the size of a small soccer ball. Helmets are required. Other 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 similar footwear is permitted.
Why Should I Play?
Broomball is growing in popularity not only throughout the country but around the world. This fast-paced sport has been called the “alternative sport on ice”. It is a terrific way to exercise and compete in a team environment. Canada and North America currently produce the largest number of competitive and recreational broomball leagues, but the sport is growing in Scandinavia, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Germany, and Italy. Broomball is now available in Cache Valley. You could be a part of the excitement. Broomball is the perfect activity for a group of friends, a fun idea for a date, a new spin on a company training, or a great activity for a church group. Since skating skills are not required, broomball is a great sport for anyone.
What are the Rules?
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). Goals scored by women equal 2 points while goals scored by men equal 1 point.
Sliding: Any intentional sliding will result in a penalty shot for the opposing team. Repeated sliding may result in the ejection of players involved.
Checking: Broomball is a non-contact sport. Absolutely NO checking is allowed. A person must be under control and cautious while running on the ice.
High Broom: A high broom is called when a player’s stick is raised approximately above shoulder level. A minor penalty is called unless an injury occurs as a result of the high broom which is a major penalty. Irresponsible broom handling will not be tolerated.
Penalties: Most penalties will result in a free penalty shot for the opposing team.
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.