MaSA UiUC Broomball

MaSA Annual Broomball Competition!

Broomball was first played in Canada in the early 1900's by street car workers using a small soccer ball and corn brooms. The sport evolved and was brought down to the United States. The first games were reportedly played in Minnesota, the birthplace of USA Broomball, beginning in the 1930's.

What is Broomball?

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.

The game is fast, exciting, and sometimes can be a bit intense! We hope you can try it someday because we sure do had fun that day!!

Date: February 11th, 2012
Time:10.15pm to 12.15pm
Venue: Ice Arena, UiUC

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