A olympic sport


Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually a rink, in which two teams of skarters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points.

Equipment: Hockey puck, hockey stick, hockey skates, shin pads, shoulder pads, hockey gloves, hockey helmet, elbow pads, jock or jill, hockey socks, hockey shorts, neck guard (depends on league), mouthguard (depends on league)

Game Rules

The world's top governing body of ice hockey is the International Ice Hockey Federation, 2 which regulations apply in international competitions and major European championships. However, its influence in America is lower, because there the regulations introduced by the National Hockey League is applied. The differences between the two standards are lower.

Length of game

Every hockey game consists of three periods of 20 minutes duration each, and separated by two intervals of 15 minutes each uno.25 only counts as playing time when the puck is moving, and the clock stops every time the disc stops. This can happen when the referee signals a fault, a goal or the puck leaves the field noted. There is a judge who is responsible for carrying the playing time, known in English as timekeeper game. The team is entitled to a standstill period of 30 seconds per time.

Playing field

The field where ice hockey is played is an ice rink, specially designed for the sport and called rink. Ice reduces the maximum friction disc on the track and allows the skater to achieve high speeds, so hockey this variant is considered one of the fastest sports world.The court has a rectangular format, 26 National Hockey League The track is narrower, measuring 61x26

GoPro: On the Ice with the NHL

Olympic Games

The ice hockey tournaments have been held within the framework of the Olympic Games since 1920. The men's tournament was held for the first time at the Olympic Summer Games in Antwerp in 1920 for four years after being placed on the agenda of the first Winter Olympics held in Chamonix. The women's event made its debut at the Olympic Games in Nagano in 1998. Originally, the Olympic Games were reserved for amateur athletes, so until 1998 no participation of NHL players and other professional leagues are allowed.


In my village we do not play hockey but hockey, but it would fun to play ice hockey and in our opinion we really like hockey.