With modest Canadian roots, broomball is gaining serious global momentum as a popular on-ice recreational sport. It seems that wherever there is free ice time, there is a competitive broomball league taking to the rink. With broomball sweeping the nation, now is the time to find out what on earth this sport is all about!
Originally played with soccer balls and corn brooms - hence the name of the game - broomball as we know it has come a long way. The details of the origins of the sport are not well documented, but it is said that the first games were played around the turn of the 20th century by Canadian street car workers, passing the time during long winter shifts. While broomball may not be new to the world of sport and recreation, it is now continuing to grow in popularity, making history worldwide.