Rink hockey (in American English) or Roller Hockey (in British English) is a floor hockey sport, a version of Roller Hockey, which is very popular in the Latin countries. It is also called Quad Hockey as it is played wearing quad skates. Rink hockey was a demonstration sport in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. A version where players use inline skates is called Inline Hockey.
Games consists of two teams with five members each, four skaters and one goalkeepers. They can have six to ten members in total, a backup goalie is important.
Players control and hot the ball using their sticks into the opposing team’s goal. The ball can only be moved by the stick. Rink hockey games have two halves with 25 minutes each half, the clock stops when the ball becomes dead. Both teams can use a one minute time-out each half.
The players equip themselves with quad skates, a roller hockey goal pad, roller hockey quad goal chest, neck protector, goal stick, player stick, and gloves. Excessive contact is not allowed unlike in inline hockey. It is played in a wooden rink.
- Roller Hockey — description of the umbrella sport name which includes rink hockey.
- Inline Hockey — similar rules to ice hockey, though players move around on a wooden or concrete surface wearing inline skates.
- Street Hockey — a team sport that was derived from ice hockey, though it is played on an asphalt or cement surface instead of ice, and players usually just wear shoes.
- Floor Hockey — refers to a collection of indoor hockey sports that were derived from various hockey codes.
- Unicycle Hockey — a team sport, similar to roller or inline hockey, though all competitors are riding a unicycle and using a tennis ball and ice-hockey sticks.
- Rink Bandy — a variation of Bandy which originated in Sweden in the 1960s, played on an ice hockey rink.
- Bandy — a team sport played on ice using sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal, a precursor to ice hockey
- Rinkball — very similar to Rink Bandy, though played with ice hockey sticks instead of bandy sticks which are more like those used in field hockey.
- Ice Hockey — a contact sport that is played on ice while wearing skates and using a stick to hit a puck into a goal.
- List of Roller Sports
- Rink hockey at the 1992 Olympics
- Complete list of sports
- The Encyclopedia of Sports