Underwater hockey meetup group for the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

If you are familiar with snorkel, fins, and mask we invite you to try Underwater Hockey ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underwater_hockey) , a fun and competitive sport for people of all ages and genders.

At this time we are not accepting new members who do not know how to snorkel.

If you are not familiar with snorkeling equipment, please send an e-mall t one of the administrators about how to learn basic snorkeling skills.

WHAT:

Underwater hockey is played on the bottom of a 6-12 foot deep swimming pool by two teams of six. Players wear fins, mask, snorkel, a protective glove and headgear (the same kind as for water polo).

The stick is short, approximately 1 foot long and made of wood or plastic polymer. The puck is heavy, around 3 lb. and coated with a protective layer of hard plastic. The goals are 3 meters (9’) long.

Play and strategy is similar to soccer or ice hockey except that the playing surface is at the bottom of a pool. The rules are "non-contact" and players generally cover zones around the puck. Success (scoring) ultimately depends on teamwork, since no single person can hold her breath forever.

Play is fast and exciting - you go at it hard while holding your breath. The sport offers great cross-training for scuba divers, runners, swimmers, and bikers. Plus, because it's non-contact and underwater, people of different sizes and genders play on an equal field.

 

WHO?

Practices are open to men and women of all ages. Beginners are always welcome.

Playing Underwater Hockey requires good physical stamina and swimming abilities.  People interested in playing Underwater Hockey should be in good physical shape, able to swim well, and able or willing to learn to snorkel.

Practices usually consist of scrimmage and instructional sessions, so there's something for everyone.   Please note that most of our players do not use this meetup page, so we generally have many more attendees than is reflected by the meetup page attendance count.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
If you are new to the sport, the first time is for free. After that, you pay on a per-practice basis, typically $6-$8.

 

WHAT DO I BRING?
If you have snorkeling gear (mask, fins and snorkel) that you'd like to use, feel free to bring it, but we have equipment for you to borrow.

All you really need is a

- swimsuit
- a towel.

Optionally you may want to bring a 
- a lock to lock your belongings in one of the available lockers
- white clean gym socks for added foot protection when wearing the fins
- shampoo.

 

It is best not to eat a large meal less than an hour before practice to avoid possible stomach upset.

 

We're 145 Looners

New members must be approved by the Organizer

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Sunday, March 8, 2015 6:00 PM

    Practice

    5 Looners attending
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:15 PM

    Wed Nite Scrimmage

    3 Looners attending
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015 7:30 PM

    New Player Meeting

    1 Looners attending
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:15 PM

    Wed Nite Scrimmage

    2 Looners attending
  • Sunday, March 22, 2015 6:00 PM

    Practice

    2 Looners attending
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 8:15 PM

    Wed Nite Scrimmage

    2 Looners attending
  • Sunday, March 29, 2015 6:00 PM

    Practice

    2 Looners attending
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 7:30 PM

    New Player Meeting

    1 Looners attending
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 8:15 PM

    Wed Nite Scrimmage

    1 Looners attending
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 8:15 PM

    Wed Nite Scrimmage

    1 Looners attending
  • Sunday, April 12, 2015 6:00 PM

    Practice

    1 Looners attending
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:30 PM

    New Player Meeting

    1 Looners attending
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 8:15 PM

    Wed Nite Scrimmage

    1 Looners attending
  • Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:00 AM

    ACC's

    1 Looners attending
  • Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:00 PM

    Practice

    1 Looners attending
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015 8:15 PM

    Wed Nite Scrimmage

    1 Looners attending
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015 6:00 PM

    Practice

    1 Looners attending
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 8:15 PM

    Wed Nite Scrimmage

    1 Looners attending
  • Sunday, May 3, 2015 6:00 PM

    Practice

    1 Looners attending
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015 7:30 PM

    New Player Meeting

    1 Looners attending
 
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