Broomball

CVMCC is home to the Central Vermont Women’s Broomball League.  Broomball is a recreational ice game originating in Canada and played around the world.  It is played in a hockey rink, either indoors or outdoors, depending on climate and location. Broomball is popular in the Canadian province of Manitoba, where Glenella is the Broomball Capital of the World.

In a game of broomball there are two teams, each consisting of six players: a goaltender and five others. The object of the game is to score more goals than your opponent.  Goals are scored by hitting the ball into your opponent’s net using your broom.  Tactics and plays are similar to those used in sports such as ice hockey and roller hockey.

Players hit a small ball around the ice with a stick called a “broom.”  The broom may have a wooden or aluminum shaft and has a rubber-molded triangular head similar in shape to that of a regular broom.  Players wear special rubber-soled shoes instead of skates, and the ice is prepared in such a way that it is smooth and dry to improve traction.

For information about the Central Vermont Women’s Broomball league at CVMCC please visit their website.