This winter, Dayton’s RiverScape MetroPark is offering Broomball, an extremely fun sports activity. Broomball is like hockey in that it is played with a team on an ice rink. However, broomball is played wearing shoes instead of skates—leading to quite a bit of clumsiness and hilarity by the players—and using broom-shaped sticks instead of hockey sticks. The “brooms” are used to pass a ball between players and score goals by shooting into the net past the goalie. Watching broomball takes me back to my years at Miami University, my alma mater where I received my Bachelor’s degree. The sport is extremely popular at the college, where students have to register early to get a coveted spot in the league.
Broomball will be played throughout February at RiverScape Metropark. Admission to the games is free. Everyone is welcome to attend. You can cheer on your friends, children, or grandchildren while enjoying a snack or hot chocolate from the MetroPark’s café. If you attend, you or your family might just be persuaded to pick up a broomball stick next year!
The next broomball game will take place on February 20th at 6 p.m. and will last until 8 p.m.
For more information about this event as well as other events in Dayton, visit the Downtown Dayton Partnership website.