The Dubai Ice Rink has launched a new
sport for special corporate days out - Broomball.
The game, very
similar to ice hockey in formation and rules but incorporating
some soccer strategies, is a popular winter sport in the US and
Canada, and has made its entry into the region at Dubai Ice Rink.
The latest addition to an array of ice rink
events including ‘Disco on Ice’, Broomball does not require ice skates to play the game.
Players only have to wear special straps - provided by Dubai Ice
Rink - on to their own sneakers, thereby making it particularly
appealing to those who are anxious or do not know how to ice skate
but still want to comfortably enjoy the game on ice.
Broomball players have to tackle the ball that must be netted in
the opponent team’s goal post using special ‘brooms’ – sticks made
of aluminum with a moulded plastic broom-shaped head. Each game
consists of two halves and the goals are the standard ice hockey
Dubai Ice Rink is offering special corporate packages
for one-hour broomball sessions aimed at team-building.
The game is a non-contact sport and is played with the formation
of two teams consisting of six players on each side.
Juma, General Manager, Dubai Ice Rink, said, “Broomball was first
played in Canada in the early 1900s and later developed further in
the United States. By introducing it to Dubai Ice Rink, we are
offering an extended bouquet of services for our visitors who want
to enjoy the experience even if they are concerned about
ice-skating. The game is ideal for corporates as a team-building
exercise that can be conducted safely but with unparalleled fun.”
The exclusive use of the ice rink will be for
three games that are 20 minutes long.
The Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink also serves as
a venue for birthday parties, and serves as a multi-purpose venue
for private functions and corporate events.
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