What is Roller Hockey?

Roller hockey is very similar to ice hockey, but there are a few differences in the rules. There are 4 players and a goalie on the court at even strength, the rink is typically smaller than an ice hockey rink, the puck is plastic and half the weight of an ice hockey puck, and there is no offsides or icing. Most of our players grew up playing ice hockey and switched to roller hockey in college – the transition is easy. If you want to see games from last year’s national tournament to get a better idea, visit and search for RIT.

Becoming a Tiger

If you are interested in joining the RIT Roller hockey team, please reach out to us. We would love to talk to existing and incoming students about joining our club. Please email with your name, position, years of hockey played, and whether you are an existing or incoming student. We accept all talent levels and invite everyone who wants to come to our practices. We look forward to seeing you on the court!