Rink hockey, a sold out spectator sport in the 1992 Olympics, is internationally played in over 50 countries. World Championships are held annually for School Boys, Junior, Ladies and Senior Divisions along with intercontinental cup tournaments. Tournaments are frequently held across North America and each year there is an “open” National Championship. National Championship Divisions include, 8 and under (8U), 10 and under (10U), 12 and under (12U), 14 and under (14U), 16 and under (16U), Under 19 (U19), Ladies and Senior Bronze-Silver-Gold. Each Rink Hockey Region has a Regional Representative who can be contacted for information including seminars, tournaments, equipment etc.
Rink Hockey differs from roller hockey in several ways, including the number of players on the rink at a time, the types of sticks used, and the types of skates used. Roller Hockey teams field five players, and the players use longer sticks resembling ice-hockey sticks, and skate using inline type skates (as opposed to quad/ roller skates).