At Lions United Fitness, one of our favorite ways to keep active and have fun during the second half of winter doldrums is with poly (floor) hockey. We like that it has the same fast-paced, energetic team atmosphere of ice hockey yet it is easily played in a nice warm gym instead of on a cold hard ice rink.
Poly hockey is an adapted version of ice hockey. Poly hockey players use plastic sticks and a soft, poly plastic puck (hence the name poly hockey) but other than that the gameplay is very similar to standard ice hockey. There are six players on each team, and the entire game consists of three 9-minute periods.