ROLLERHOC™ is based on Unihoc (similar to Floorball) but played on wheels. It is a high energy low cost activity, exciting, full of fun and easy to learn. It improves your fitness more than you can imagine and considerably enhances your skating skills. The game originated in 2010 but we don't claim to be the only inventor of this hockey adaptation. It is likely other groups play their own version of this game on wheels. Do not confuse Rollerhoc with roller hockey they are two very different games.
An adult game is played indoors by mixed players of ALL ages, normally 4 a side (no less than 3, no more than 5) using short hockey sticks playing a light puck (or ball). Sticks, must not be longer than 125cms from the tip of the blade to the end of the handle and is used by all players including the goalkeeper. The short stick is an inherent part of the game.
Players should have had some skating experience and know how to stop. You do not have to be a good skater to take part. If you cannot skate at all but would like to play Rollerhoc take skating lessons first with TrySkating to help you get started.
Players' skates can be either inline, quad or hockey skates but not aggressive skates to avoid damage to the floor. Inline skates with heel-brakes must be of the non-marking type (or taped) to avoid leaving black marks on hall floors. Quad skates may need to tape their toe-stops if they also leave black marks on the floor. Some black 'soft' wheels can mark floors, when this occurs black wheels have to be avoided. This is a sensitive issue with hall proprietors.
Rollerhoc players in action at Craigholme Sports Complex 1
Play normally follows the general hockey game with the exception that no bodily contact is allowed. If you play with attitude and your style is
aggressive go for roller hockey instead.
Other restrictions apply which are detailed in the rules of the sport. The whole purpose of the rules are to encourage players of mixed teams with varying skating abilities to enjoy playing together safely. Ideally every Rollerhoc game should have a referee.
Rollerhoc players in action at Craigholme Sports Complex 2
Craigholme Sports Complex
We are Glasgow based and currently play weekly on Wednesday nights at
The Craigholme Sports Complex
97 Haggs Road, Glasgow, G41 4RD
from 8.45pm to 10pm.
All hockey equipment is supplied.
Safety gear is compulsory, you must bring and wear pads and a helmet otherwise you will not be allowed to play.
Your first visit is FREE.
We always welcome new players. Not sure you could handle it? Then come along and watch.