Boston Broomball Leagues run every 4-8 weeks. Each week, your team will play two, 18-20 minute halves with, on average, a 10 minute warm-up, and 2 minute half-time. All ice time is 50 minutes.
Spring leagues take place in East Boston at the Porrazzo Skating Rink
Spring League @ 7:50 PM in East Boston – $80
EAST BOSTON’S RINK WILL CLOSE FOLLOWING MARCH 31
Can’t commit to a full league? No problem! Each week we will allow walk-ons to fill rostered spots. Walk-ons should bring a light and dark jersey and a helmet. Walk-ons pay $25/week.
Click on the links below to register for the week or weeks you are able to join us!
April -> August
Veterans Memorial Skating Rink in Somerville
570 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
September -> March
Porrazzo Skating Rink in East Boston
199 Coleridge Street, East Boston, MA 02128
Rules and Code of Conduct
Waiver & Code of Conduct:
All players and walk-ons must sign the waiver and player code of conduct (see above), once every year. Players that do not sign, may not play.
In general, in Boston we are honest folk. We do not have refs, and we do our best to play clean and fun games to keep ourselves and our teammates safe. Broomball, for the most part, follows Hockey rules, meaning that high sticks (above the shoulders), slashing, and tripping will not be permitted. We also play with a floating blue line and follow off-sides, as well as icing.
That said, we are all there to play and get the most out of our 50 minutes of ice time, accidents happen and penalties will be determined based on the severity of the crime (aka, if you have a high stick, it doesn’t impact the play, and no one is around you, we play on. If you smack someone in the face with your stick, you get a penalty).
COVID-19 and Broomball:
Masks are not currently required in all indoor spaces in Boston, however we do ask that if you do test positive for COVID-19, you do not come to Broomball. We also ask that you report any positive COVID-19 cases if you were at Broomball three days or less prior of your positive test.
If you do want to use a mask, there are some recommended Mask Brands: Mission, Athleta, Under Armour, Bauer (clips into your helmet cage).
What Gear Do I Need?
Helmet – Preferably a Hockey helmet (and preferably with a cage). Per our concussion protocols, all athletes must replace helmets after 5-7 years of use, or after helmet undergoes excessive force. Those with an “expired” helmet are not permitted on the ice.
Pads – Falling will happen, balls will be shot hard at your body, and sticks will inevitably make contact with limbs. In order to make the game as pleasant as possible, we recommend shin guards, knee pads (or a combination of both), elbow pads, and padded gloves. Some players also choose to wear chest protectors, or hockey padded shorts. Men, don’t forget a cup…
Shoes – Like we said, falling happens. But with Broomball Shoes, it will happen far less often, and you will actually feel like you can move.
Stick – Hard to play without it. We have players that have extra sticks, and the rink does have a few, but you will find that not all sticks are created equal, and as you play, you might prefer one type of head over another.
Check out a more detailed list of gear and where you can best find it here: http://www.bostonbroomball.com/about-broomball/