Players wear tennis shoes and push the ball down the ice with brooms during Thursday’s broomball game at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Scene from Thursday’s broomball game at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Score! Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Players gathered Thursday evening for a rousing game of broomball at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.
Broomball is a game that incorporates some hockey and soccer strategies. The game is played on the ice with two teams consisting of six players on each side (a goalie and five other players). A game consists of two 30-minute halves. Players use a broom to move the ball up and down the ice and instead of skates, players wear tennis shoes, so skating experience is not required.
The next broomball event is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Each person will need to bring their own broom in order to play. The cost is $5 per person, ages 16 and up and no passes will be accepted.