What we're about

We play pickup street hockey in Quincy on Saturday afternoons for about three hours, year-round. As long as the rink is playable, the game is on! We've been playing since April 2014. The start time is 3 PM from March to November, 2 PM from November to March. Come late or leave early, whatever works for you. Check out your YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUboX_jaPjyM_1Mr4MYBj2w

Who can play: Adults only. You must be at least age 18 (yes, 30's-40's-50's and up are welcome). We welcome average skilled players and people who've never played before. The goal is to have a good time, socialize, and have a good workout. This means we are not looking for ultra-competitive people, or A-level players.

How we play: It's a pickup game. There's no commitment. We make up teams each week based on whomever shows up. Please bring your sneakers (not roller blades), a stick, water (lots), and white and dark shirts (not grey, yellow, light blue, or another ambiguous color!) so we can make up teams. Always two goalies.

Where we play: Our preferred rink (5x5 play) is at our full size Brill Field rink (corner of Sea Street and Island Ave., in the Hough's Neck neighborhood of Quincy). The nearest public bathroom is the Dunkin Donuts on Sea Street (corner of Norton Road).

If we have less than 10 to 15 Yes responses, we play 4x4 (or maybe 3x3) at the smaller Perkins Field rink (20 Narragansett Rd, in the Merrymount neighborhood of Quincy) or the Squantum Rink (84 Parke Ave., in the Squantum neighborhood of Quincy).

Public Transportation:

Brill Field: Take the 216 bus from the Quincy Center Red Line station. The bus stops directly in front of the rink.

Perkins rink: Take the 216 bus from Quincy Center station. Get off at Narraganset Road (old Grumpy White's Restaurant).

How you sign up for a game: You'll receive an automatic invite on Sunday for that week's game, and a reminder email on Friday.

If you're 10,000% positive you can make it, please respond Yes. If you have any doubt, please just post a comment that you're a Maybe.

The maximum number of people who can sign up each week is 22. Meetup will put you on a wait list once we reach the cap.

Calling off games: We need 10 Yes responses by 10 AM on Saturday morning or the game is called off. I also try to make the weather call by 10 AM, but sometimes I'll delay it if I think the weather might clear.

Please pitch in at our bi-annual collections: There are no fees to play. But Meetup charges us $106 every six months to host the site. I take up a collection about a month before the due date. Plus we purchase replacement balls and rock salt. Please contribute. Thank you.

Please note, Meetup doesn't seem to work well with Yahoo email. You might not receive the weekly invites.

See you at the rink!

Ted

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QPICK Quincy Pickup Street Hockey

Brill Field outdoor rink

• Please respond by 10 AM Saturday if you're coming. The number of people decides whether we play at the big rink (16 to 22) or the smaller rink (10 to 15). You can respond late. But timely responses are highly encouraged so we don't have to do a last minute change in rink location.

• We need at least 10 Yes responses by 10 AM or the game is called off. Once the game is called off, it's off.

• A "Yes" response means you're 10,000% positive that you're coming. If you're a Maybe, please just post a comment.

• Please be sure to sign up on Meetup. Posting on Facebook doesn't count. We have a 22 player maximum per game (includes goalies). If you sign up after the cap is reached, Meetup will add you to the wait list. If an opening comes up, Meetup will automatically move the first person on the wait list to the active roster.

• What to bring: Sneakers (not roller blades), stick, water, white and dark shirts. ***Please don't bring an ambiguous color like grey, yellow, or light blue. It's going to confuse everyone.***

• What we'll do: We'll play recreational street hockey for about 2-3 hours. Check out our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUboX_jaPjyM_1Mr4MYBj2w

QPICK Quincy Pickup Street Hockey

Brill Field outdoor rink

• Please respond by 10 AM Saturday if you're coming. The number of people decides whether we play at the big rink (16 to 22) or the smaller rink (10 to 15). You can respond late. But timely responses are highly encouraged so we don't have to do a last minute change in rink location.

• We need at least 10 Yes responses by 10 AM or the game is called off. Once the game is called off, it's off.

• A "Yes" response means you're 10,000% positive that you're coming. If you're a Maybe, please just post a comment.

• Please be sure to sign up on Meetup. Posting on Facebook doesn't count. We have a 22 player maximum per game (includes goalies). If you sign up after the cap is reached, Meetup will add you to the wait list. If an opening comes up, Meetup will automatically move the first person on the wait list to the active roster.

• What to bring: Sneakers (not roller blades), stick, water, white and dark shirts. ***Please don't bring an ambiguous color like grey, yellow, or light blue. It's going to confuse everyone.***

• What we'll do: We'll play recreational street hockey for about 2-3 hours. Check out our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUboX_jaPjyM_1Mr4MYBj2w

QPICK Quincy Pickup Street Hockey

Brill Field outdoor rink

• Please respond by 10 AM Saturday if you're coming. The number of people decides whether we play at the big rink (16 to 22) or the smaller rink (10 to 15). You can respond late. But timely responses are highly encouraged so we don't have to do a last minute change in rink location.

• We need at least 10 Yes responses by 10 AM or the game is called off. Once the game is called off, it's off.

• A "Yes" response means you're 10,000% positive that you're coming. If you're a Maybe, please just post a comment.

• Please be sure to sign up on Meetup. Posting on Facebook doesn't count. We have a 22 player maximum per game (includes goalies). If you sign up after the cap is reached, Meetup will add you to the wait list. If an opening comes up, Meetup will automatically move the first person on the wait list to the active roster.

• What to bring: Sneakers (not roller blades), stick, water, white and dark shirts. ***Please don't bring an ambiguous color like grey, yellow, or light blue. It's going to confuse everyone.***

• What we'll do: We'll play recreational street hockey for about 2-3 hours. Check out our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUboX_jaPjyM_1Mr4MYBj2w

QPICK Quincy Pickup Street Hockey

Perkins Field, Merrymount outdoor rink

• Please respond by 10 AM on Saturday if you're coming. The rink location is decided based on the number of attendees. We've had some weeks where we had to change to the larger rink at the very last minute due to late Yes responses.

• A "Yes" response means you're 10,000% positive that you're coming. If you're a Maybe, please just post a comment.

• Please be sure to sign up on Meetup. Max of 20 (including goalies) per game.

• What to bring: Sneakers (not roller blades), stick, water, white and dark shirts (not grey or yellow or some other ambiguous color, please!). Please see Matt, the Beverage Commissioner, if you'd like to take a turn at bringing the post-game refreshments some week.

• What we'll do: We'll play recreational street hockey for about 2-3 hours. Check out our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUboX_jaPjyM_1Mr4MYBj2w

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QPICK Quincy Pickup Street Hockey

Perkins Field, Merrymount outdoor rink

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