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Posted by: Elizabeth Applebaum on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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What do South Korea and Israel, Hungary and the United Arab Emirates, Russia and the United States have in common?

All are members of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

Inline Hockey is for every age! Stop by the JCC’s Inline Hockey Center (IHC) where you’ll meet the terrific director, Vinny Jalaba, who can help you and your kids get started. Meanwhile, here are a few Inline Hockey tips and facts from Vinny!

  1. There's a difference between a "hockey inline skate" and an "inline skate." Hockey skates offer more protection and are designed for speed and agility, while a regular inline skate usually comes with a brake and is softer, designed for recreation.

  2. Before you play: Be sure you’re using indoor wheels and not outdoor wheels.

  3. Wondering what size hockey stick to buy? Sticks come in intermediate and adult sizes, and the length of the stick should be between a player’s chin and nose while he/she is on skates.

  4. One of our long-time players was in the 2016 NHL draft! Congrats to Alex DeBrincat (CHI, 2nd round, 39th overall).

  5. Inline hockey is affordable, costing about 1/4 less than the price of ice hockey.

  6. Inline hockey is a non-contact sport (no body checking).

  7. Inline hockey is for everyone! The only skill necessary before starting in a league is knowing how to skate. We have leagues for new and experienced players.

  8. Inline hockey is now a recognized college club sport by the University of Michigan, Michigan State, Western Michigan and Ohio State, to name a few.

  9. Inline hockey and roller hockey are the same thing.

  10. Did you know the JCC offers leagues that are co-ed? And we have clinics, camps and private lessons. We accept applications for financial aid or scholarships.

For more information, please visit our Inline Hockey page our call 248.432.5493. We can’t wait to meet you!

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