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Ice Hockey is a full-contact team sport with short bursts of training and exercise - if you think that sounds puck-er, then give it a go. If you're a beginner, skating on ice is easy to pick up, so don't let that put you off.

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An Overview of Ice Hockey

Ice hockey is a full-contact sport demanding pace, agility, poise, vision and finesse. Ice hockey, the world's fastest team game, is full of skilful stick handling, tactics, speed and grit. The game has a strong British following and a number of leagues operated across the UK.

A six-a-side game on ice that involves trying to get the puck in your opponents net using your stick.

Benefits

  • Ice hockey is the ultimate in interval training
  • Develops upper-body strength and balance

Involvement

There are a number of ways to get involved with ice hockey in the UK. You could start by watching your local Elite League team, spread across cities in all four home nations. If you want to begin playing, the English Ice Hockey Association has a comprehensive club index which features a list of facilities and clubs within England.

Equipment

Ice hockey players wear specialised equipment, which is specifically designed for safety. Players are well padded - they wear knee pads, shin, hip, elbow and shoulder guards, thick gauntlet-type gloves, long stockings that fit over the knee pads, padded shorts that lace up at the front and sweaters in team colours over everything. Boots are stronger and different from figure skating boots. They have lower ankle support, reinforced toes and padded tongues. The blade has a plain point, is straight and narrow and now hollow ground. The two upright stanchions are higher on a hockey skate changing the centre of gravity.

Find Ice Hockey Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Team Leicestershire Talent

Team Leicestershire Talent is a new Talented Athlete Support Programme for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland athletes.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

Ice Hockey UK

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
general.secretary@icehockeyuk.co.uk
Contact Telephone
02920 263 441
National Ice Centre

National Ice Centre

"Children under 5 skate for free"

Fun sessions throughout week including family skate, club sessions and foam parties. A lively and fun activity to enjoy with family or friends, ice skating “guaranteed to get your body moving”.

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

Festival of Sport

Festival of Sport

Get up and get active by taking part in I Am Team GB this summer!