Inline hockey is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Players of all ability levels, children and adults of both sexes, are drawn to the game because it’s fast, it’s competitive and above all, it’s fun.

Skating, passing, shooting and puck control are some of the key skills developed by the players and because it is a non-body checking game, both players and parents enjoy the game in an environment, which promotes safety, sportsmanship and respect.

 

The aim of the game:

The game is very simple. We play with 4 players and a goalie on the rink, with at least 4 spare players on the bench – 8 players and a goalie – we call this 2 lines. (Teams may consist of up to 4 lines of 16 floor players and 2 reserves, & plus a reserve goalie).

The aim of the game is to score goals against the opposing teams, and generally the game runs for 2 x 20 minute periods. The games are fast and exciting, and all players can expect to be on the rink, in rotating lines, changing every 2 or 3 minutes.

Player’s safety is paramount, and the requirement to wear full specified protective gear is strictly adhered to.

Both in training , friendlies and league competition’s full kit is required. It is played in the spirit of a non contact sport.

Take up the Challenge

If you would like to be a part of this very fast and competitive team sport, then the Bourne End Buffaloes Learn To Skate Programme is here to help you. We offer our members a 3 step training programmes, with fully qualified coaches, and regular competition for all ages and skill levels.  Contact us now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are 4 purpose built rinks within the UK, they are: Deeside, Rotherham (Virtual Ice) , Lutterworth and The Lord Roberts Centre in Woking Surrey.
The game is played for 2 x 20 minutes.
The British Inline Puck Hockey Association which have three rinks (Bisley, Deeside and Rotherham ).

Rules of the BIPHA can be found here: http://www.bipha.co.uk/assets/online_forms/BIPHA_Rulebook.pdf