We hope you, your family and your friends are staying healthy and that the impacts of this virus pass by quickly for all of us. Although the hockey youth season has ended and the adult leagues have been suspended we want to keep you informed as to the impacts of the current COVID-19 on the Sno-King community.
Based on the stipulation from Governor Inslee, we are required to close our ice arenas until further notice. We had already postponed many of our programs but this will require all programs and arena activities to be suspended until we are allowed to open again. We are evaluating our camp and clinic schedules and will communicate regarding those as things progress. We will evaluate the situation over the coming days as we attempt to minimize the financial and operational impacts to Sno-King.
Construction of the new arena will continue and we remain on a pace to be completed in early July. We realize there will be many needs for philanthropy in the coming months. Our needs will be greater as a result of this shut down so we hope you will continue to keep Sno-King and the Raise the Rink campaign in mind as part of your giving. You can contribute by clicking here.
As we continue to plan for next season we will keep everyone posted as developments and new information warrant. We are looking forward to reopening as soon as possible and to welcoming everyone back for the 2020/2021 season in a few short months.
We wish you and your families a safe and healthy few weeks.
How to Play Broomball
Broomball is a game played on an ice rink. The game is a cross between ice hockey and soccer. Each team’s objective is to score as many goals in the net as possible. Here are the steps for playing broomball.
1. We have over 50 broomsticks available for your enjoyment. Groups can be as little as 6-8 or as many as 50. Start by splitting your teams in half…most groups will have six people per team on an ice rink at a time. There will be five people playing on the ice and one goalie per team. Each team starts off on the side of their own net in order to defend it, and then shoots for the far net.
2. Wear appropriate clothing and gear. You’ll need a helmet, layered clothing and clean tennis shoes. (we have helmets available if need be) Dirt on your shoes can ruin the ice. Leave your spikes at home. They are not allowed on the ice. Each team should wear similarly colored shirts.
3. Play 20 to 25 minutes per half with a five-minute halftime. The referee can act as time keeper. Determine how long the half will be before you begin. Most groups rent the ice for one hour.
4. Use your stick or broom properly. The broom is used to shoot and pass the regulation ball. The broom should remain below the waist. Hold on to the broom. Throwing your broom is not only against the rules, but dangerous.
5. Shoot for the opponents net and score. The team with the most goals wins!
6. We have groups of both young kids and adults playing broomball! This is also a great event for team building!
Rules & Warnings
To play broomball in Kirkland we have seasonal rates:
Oct to March $300.00 for one hour ice rental and broomball equipment rental
April to September $250.00 for one hour ice rental and broomball equipment rental