Air Hockey is a fast paced game that many love to play. However, they don’t realize that there are some rules that need to be followed. If you are not aware of these rules, then you will find yourself out of the game quickly. Find out what those are so that you can have an enjoyable game.
First off, you have to set the rules for the game. You must have at least four players on each team. The only other player on the field should be the goalie who is protecting the goal. Other than that, every player on the team is allowed to skate freely.
You can’t skate while in the corner or the neutral zone. Also, only one player on each team is allowed to skate at any given time. So if you are in the middle of the ice, and someone takes the puck from you, then you can’t skate and have an opportunity to catch the puck. The only way you’ll be able to catch it is if another player takes the puck from you, or you are able to stop in front of the crease and try to get the puck.
One of the most important rules for this game is about icing. Icing is when you put the puck back on the board after it has been spiked. It is legal to spike the puck three times, but after those three spikes, the puck has to stay on the ice until another player takes it back. Only then can it be played again.
Other than that, you can play as long as you want, as long as the clock shows 60 minutes, regardless of whether you have skated a penalty or not. After icing, the players must return to their teams’ benches or the ice. Otherwise, play continues to the end of the period.
During periods where time is running out, regulation time starts automatically. When time is up, play immediately ceases. In a regular game, once the playing time runs out, the teams switch roles, with the offense team taking the ice (with the man skating), while the defense plays defense. This rule also applies to Overtime.
To continue playing, the other teams must remain on the ice. Players can skate on, but only one player can skate at a time. If the player that skating doesn’t touch the puck with his stick, he’s out. If he touches the puck and then stops, the game is over. The team with the best scoring chances wins.
Air Hockey is played indoors, so there aren’t any special rules. However, once you come into contact with water, either using the shower, diving in from the edge of the pool, or jumping from the edge of the diving board, you are considered to have “bled” and you will be given a penalty. Don’t dive in when it’s not your turn to play! Even if it’s warm outside, you should stay away from water unless it is an official indoor game and you have signed up for the tournament.
Each player will receive a puck which is somewhat flat and smooth. It will spin two times before landing. That is your goal, to control the puck so that it will land where you want it to. The object of the game is to get the puck into the opponent’s goal.
The regulation time is 30 minutes; however, if a goal has been scored, the overtime period can last as long as three minutes. If a player is playing with a broken stick, that player will be permitted to play for one more minute. If a player is out of the game with a broken stick, they will be forced to wait until their regular stick is fixed. This rule also applies to a coach.
Overtime is played according to the normal rules of hockey, with the exception of having three minutes to play. Each team will have ten minutes at a time to play. The game will end when a team has had enough time to cool down. At this point, the team with the most games played wins.
There are several variations of this fast-paced sport. In Exhibition games, teams play against other teams from the same league or the same country. Rules vary for this variation. A “local” game is a game played within a specified area, such as a local rink. A “metro” game is a game played on an international level, such as in Europe. Air Hockey is played indoors; as a result, rules for indoor and outdoor play are different.