Inline hockey is a variation of the sport played on rollerskates rather than ice skates. Courtesy photo
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Inline hockey league starts registration

OCEANSIDE — Tri-City Inline Hockey League will hold free Roller Hockey Clinics for boys and girls ages 5- through 8-years-old  from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 25, and Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park’s outdoor rink, 4300 Mesa Drive.

All San Diego county residents are welcome. Beginners and experienced players 8 years old and under – the league’s “mites” – will enjoy free skating lessons, fun games, drills, and scrimmage. Inline roller hockey is a fast-paced but safer game compared to ice hockey. It is considered a contact sport, but body checking is prohibited. Players use inline skates, a type of roller skates unlike quad skates, which have two front and two rear wheels, inline skates typically have two to five wheels arranged in a single row allowing for better maneuverability.

No skills? No gear? No problem. Loaner gear is available, or equipment “starter kits” (stick/shin guards/elbow guards/chest pads) are available for first time players – only $50 with valid Spring Season registration, now ongoing. New players may borrow used skates, subject to availability. Season registration fee for new Mite players is only $59 (includes a jersey) plus $14 if they have no AAU sports insurance yet.

Spring-2020 Season schedule is with games March 7 through May 30, ending with fun playoffs and championship. Practices begin the week of March 1 and continue once a week on Tuesday or Thursday evenings.

For information about other divisions, Squirts (10 and under), Peewees (12 and under) & Bantams (17 and under), see TCIHL.com

The very first inline roller hockey league in California sanctioned by USA Hockey. Tri-City Inline Hockey League offers two seasons per year – spring and fall with clinics and pick-up play between seasons. TCIHL’s mission is to stress the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, scholastic achievement, integrity, respect for authority, and to promote the game of inline hockey in North County San Diego. To achieve this objective TCIHL provides a supervised program under the rules and regulations of AAU/USA Roller Sports. Admission for TCIHL clinics and games is always free to spectators.

Information and registration at tricityinlinehockey@gmail.com or call (760) 282-4452.

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