Late Night Broomball
The game that is played on the ice while wearing shoes instead of skates. Arm yourself with a 'broom' and get the ball into the opponent's net! Any night of the week at 11:30pm
- $350 per/hour $50 deposit
- Click here for the waiver of liability needed from every participant.
History of Broomball
The sport of broomball can be traced back to the 1890”s in Montreal where employees of the streetcar system played on their noon hour breaks using brooms whose real purpose was to clean the snow, mud and dirt from the street car rails. In other parts of Canada as early as 1911, broomball was a recreational activity played at winter carnivals. Broomball remained recreational until the mid-1960”s at which time it made it’s way into the northern U.S. People in Minnesota made the first real move to make broomball a competitive sport in 1966; in that year the first state tournament was held. The Ice Skating Institute now recognizes broomball and its popularity has spread to many other states such as California, Florida, New York, North Carolina and Oregon just to name a few. Minnesota alone now fields more than 1,000 organized teams annually.
Broomball’s popularity continues to grow with standardized rules, two national tournaments, an international tournament and literally hundreds of local tournaments held throughout the U.S. and Canada each year. Teams from Australia, West Germany, Sweden, Japan and Finland have attended tournaments in the U.S. and Canada. Talks are currently underway with the AAU to officially recognize the sport and the United Broomball Association is attempting to get broomball entered as an exhibition sport in the Winter Olympics.