Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Return to reality

I have now returned from jaunting round the world. We joined the family for a cruise round South America. At a remote village in Argentina, I met with a gentleman called Doug Taylor who introduced me to his invention - ice soccer. As the name suggests, this is a game of soccer or football as we would call it in the UK played on ice. The ball or Boot’r is modified in order to play on ice and is shaped like a rectangular box and is kicked like a football. The aim is to score a goal by propelling the Boot’r through your opponents’ goal. The footwear is adapted also to increase traction and safety garments are worn to protect against scraping injuries when falling on the ice. It is played by 9 players on each side and the duration is upwards from half an hour depending on the ice time available.

For more information including a video of the game go to www.icesoccer.com