Our first meet is on Saturday May 7th @ Cook Campus at Rutgers! Post a reply to say if you can come or not and hope to see you there!
Where? 50 Biel Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
So I brought the idea up in the "Can hockey fans skate" thread of actually getting our njdevs community together for some recreational roller hockey, and I figured this would be more appropriate for people to chime in their opinions. A few people had mentioned they would be interested, but come spring time if we have a lot of people we can put this into action and have some fun.
I suggested roller hockey because roller rinks are generally public and first come first serve unless there is a recreational league game going on, but those generally are played in the evenings.
There's a few rinks that I know of.
1. Manalapan township park has two rinks, in two separate parts of the park in which i played there a few times early Saturday morning around 9am and no one is there.
MANALAPAN RECREATION CENTER
Route 522 93.5 acres 2 handball courts, 3 softball/baseball fields, fitness trail, 6 football/soccer fields, 2 street hockey courts, 2 tot lots, 6 basketball courts, 6 tennis courts, 2 bocce courts, 2 sand volleyball courts, a 9 hole disc golf course, concession stand, 2 picnic areas, 2 maintenance buildings, shelter building, headquarters building
2. Back in high school, i played in the Somerville rec league and we played at Milltown Road, which is right off Route 22, in Somerville/Bridgewater.
3. Branchburg, old Town park. This one is a stretch because it's probably not near anyone but it's a court that I know of..
Again, this is welcome for everyone and I can definitely tell you I'm not that great even though I played in high school. haha. I would suggest that if you wanna play have some basic equipment like rollerblades, stick, and gloves. I use shin/knee pads too because a shot off the leg one time hurt like a mother.
I will also suggest playing with a ball instead of a puck to reduce risk of injury since we all won't have full gear and if people want to take slap shots.. but it's up to you guys. Goalies seemed to be a rare commodity when I was younger so let us know if you plan on playing AND you're a goalie person or have access to goalie equipment.. it's more fun than playing hit the post. . . I don't mind jumping in someone's pads since i have my own helmet with cage.
I think that's it for now.. but let me know what you guys think!
Edited by Aznjsn, 28 April 2011 - 03:33 AM.