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Broomball Shoes for every day winter walking?

Broomball Shoes for every day winter walking?

Believe it or not, I sell 30-50 pair of shoes a year to people that want better traction around town during winter.  I actually have doctors that have their own discount code for their patients.  None of the manufactures recommend wearing s

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Technique for running on ice!

Technique for running on ice!

At the World tourney I spoke with a couple of the coaches for the US Women's program.  They said that they started with the basics - like how to run on the ice.  I thought this information would be helpful to a lot of players so I called Co

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Perfect Zamboni Broomball Ice!

Perfect Zamboni Broomball Ice!

I found this post a few years ago on the USA Broomball Site.  It is probably the best explanation of preparing ice for broomball that I have found. How to Zamboni the iceInterview with the Minnesota Zamboni Yoda, Paul Haglund! The trick is

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Shoes!

Shoes!

Let's talk shoes. There is a big misconception that broomball shoes have suction cups on the bottom. Broomball shoe traction is determined by the fingers on the bottom of the shoes. These little fingers grab the ice and give you better traction. The

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Brooms!

Brooms!

Let's talk brooms. Wood or aluminum? They are both good choices. I attended the Canadian National tournament in 2008 and I would estimate that 20-30% of the players were using a shaved handled wood broom. One of the best players that I ever played ag

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Carolina Broomball!

Carolina Broomball!

Carolina Broomball is an incredible story.  The Charlotte League has been around for over 20 years.  The league peaked in the 90' with 12 teams and 3 divisions.  They played for years in the Eastland mall.  The league died in 2003

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Omaha Broomball!

Omaha Broomball!

The pic above is from the scrimmage between periods of the USHL game between the Omaha Lancers and the Lincoln Stars. This game usually has around 7,000 people in attendance. The scrimmage is usually between members of the Omaha broomball league and

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A Broomball Saves the Hockey Tourney!

A Broomball Saves the Hockey Tourney!

A fun story from a few years ago:Minnesota has been in the middle of an ugly and unusual January storm. Normally January is our coldest month of the year, but not this weekend. Throughout the state we have had a wintery mix. It started yesterday with

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Safe Ice Conditions!

Safe Ice Conditions!

Outdoor broomball is very popular on ponds and lakes.  Use the guide above for safe ice conditions.  You can also use a spud bar to check the ice.  Make sure you have ice picks and a float suit or life jacket.  Click here for

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We Recycle!

We Recycle!

Broomball.com cares deeply about the environment and reducing waste.  We recycle!  We recycle boxes and packaging and if possible we will ship a product in the box that the product came in.  A few good examples would be that we will sh

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Moscow Broomball

Moscow Broomball

Moscow broomball is a sport similar to ice-hockey played by non-Russians in Moscow. It is known by its players simply as "broomball", but is called Moscow broomball elsewhere to distinguish it from the similar sport of the same name played in Canada.

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Broomballs!

Broomballs!

Let's talk broomballs. The D-gel, Acacia and B2 orange indoor balls are very similar in construction, size and quality. All of these balls play well indoors. You may want to check with your league or tournament to see which broomball they recommend.

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