Underwater Hockey

Underwater Hockey = UWH

Newbies can often just show up with a swim suit and get loaner equipment: fins, mask, stick, glove, snorkel. Playing with goggles and without a snorkel is okay. High school swimmers can join in with the adults.

Play at Pittsburgh’s Obama Academy on Tuesdays

Let’s try to arrive and play from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Check the Google Calendar at CLOH.org or the email list.
If you are LATER, you might find the front door of the building locked as security generally depart at 7 pm. Then you will want to call (not text) my cell phone: 412-298-3432. We’ll send a person out to the front to open the doors.
Enter the building, at the front doors on Highland Ave, easy parking lot at corner of Highland Ave and East Liberty Blvd, When you get in the building, turn to the right and go straight, past gym to the pool.
Meet from 8:15 pm to 9:50 pm on Tuesdays, including March 7 and March 14, 2017. Other weeks are not so certain as the WA pool is getting a major rehab. Check the calendar or the email list.
    Show up at 6:30 pm on Tuesdays at Obama Academy’s swim pool on these dates:

  • 4/18
  • 4/25
  • 5/2
  • 5/9 = hybrid practice time at the pool. Underwater Hockey in shallow. Water polo in deep end.
  • 5/23
  • 5/30
  • 6/3 = new event, Rules Clinic at Mike’s home
  • 6/6

Mt. Lebanon hosts Underwater Hockey

Thursday nights are often the time when folks gather to play Underwater Hockey at the new Mt. Lebanon High School swim pool.

Saturday Swim School, a good time to train

Saturday Swim School with photo of fountain at Pittsburgh's point.
Underwater Hockey training happens between 9 am and 11:30 on Saturdays and some weeks feature a practice game at 1 pm.

A few of the players on the Pittsburgh Underwater Hockey team use the pool time on Saturdays for working on their skills, fin kicking speed and general fitness. Some weeks, many on the team are traveling to tournaments. Other weeks, they show up at the pool at Oliver High School, 2323 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, 15212, between the hours of 9 am and 11:30.

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Coverage

Pgh Citypaper Headline: Pittsburghers trade their ice skates for flippers

Leadership

Leah's photo
While at the pool you might get to meet player coaches, such as Leah. She has helped with roles with the national elite team.

Pittsburgh’s club team is fortunate to have a number of experienced players who help to guide the practices and the team.

Sic players at bottom of pool with disk, sticks and puck.
Gloves, sticks, masks, snorkels, pucks, fins and players at the bottom of the pool. Most of the time the practices happen in more shallow water, but from time to time, and in tournaments, play happens in deep water. This photo was taken at the bottom of the swim pool at Oliver High School at a session of the Saturday Swim School.

3 Replies to “Underwater Hockey”

  1. Mike Kristufek is going to host a rules/referee clinic for Underwater Hockey players at his house on Irwin Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.

    Gather at noon for food, then 1 pm for the ref clinic/rules clinic. At 4 pm, efforts turn to the making of new gloves for the club’s new people.

    We will have a bonfire later if people want as well.

    Let Mike know who all is attending so we can plan accordingly.

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