Ball hockey is patterned after and closely related to ice hockey. The sport replaces a puck with a comparatively sized ball and is played on a dry floor instead of ice. The official governing body of the sport is the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF), which operates out of the Czech Republic and Canada. The federation consists of 39 countries and recognizes hundreds of thousands of players playing in organized leagues throughout the world.
In a common and unorganized pickup form, ball hockey is most commonly played on an outdoor surface (very often a street, parking lot, or other asphalt surface). In more organized forms, it is played in rinks, both outdoors and indoors, which often were designed for roller hockey. There are also rinks built specifically for hockey played on foot, and these are referred to as dek or ball hockey rinks. These rinks can also be used for roller hockey games. (adapted from Wikipedia)
|Chiang Mai Highlanders
(UN Irish Pub sponsored team)
|What: Ball Hockey (the one with ice hockey sticks, ball and tennis shoes)
When: Every Monday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and Thursday from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Where: Soi Wat Umong
How Much: The rent of the venue is 800 baht for one hour, which is shared with however many players turn up.
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