The staff at National Hockey Training Centre takes the official national winter sport seriously. Not only do they lead group programs throughout the year for both children and adults, but they also offer one-on-one ice training. During these 30-minute sessions, coaches help individuals meet specific goals, such as competing on a regional team or mastering the backwards skate in order to gracefully exit an escalating argument with a Zamboni driver.
Two fields, a soccer shop, five indoor tennis courts, and an outdoor, heated pool. Those are just some of the amenities inside Sportstown Sports Complex, but it's also got something a little unexpected: its own sports bar. In the glow of TVs or outside on the hundred-seat patio, visitors to the kid-friendly Sportstown Tavern find brews, food, and detailed instructions on how long to wait before eating and swimming. If your thirst for competition isn't quelled by beers—or by the Thai curry mussels and housemade pizza—you can keep up the spirit of play with a game of pool or Texas Hold 'Em on Tuesday nights.
A full member of the International Floorball Federation, West Coast Floorball strives to develop the sport at a grassroots level—and also train players to compete on the international stage. Here, you can grab a stick and join the fast-paced action thanks to leagues and memberships. Read on to learn more about Floorball before you start ripping off shots:
What is Floorball? a version of indoor floor hockey, invented in Sweden in the early 1970s
Who plays Floorball? Folks of any age all around the world. As of 2009, it was played in 80 countries, 55 of which are members of the governing International Floorball Federation.
The equipment: Floorball is played with a light ball and a shorter-than-normal stick with a webbed blade, which makes dangling and trick shots common occurrences.
What it improves: your hand-eye coordination and stick handling. Quick hands are critical in Floorball, spurring you to really focus on your passing and shooting skills.
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