International Federation & NHL TEAMS Sean Skinner has worked with Canada the Swedish Ice Federation the Montreal Canadiens Buffalo Sabres Florida Panthers St Louis Blues Carolina Hurricains the US Olympic Women’s team the English Ice Federation the Japanese Ice Federation the International Ice Federation IMG and worked in Russia Canada United States Norway Sweden Finland Switzerland Germany Czech Republic Austria Denmark Iceland China Hong Kong Australia Israel Turkey Namibia South Africa and Taiwan. The sport's English name comes from the verb "to bandy" from the Middle French bander ("to strike back and forth") and originally referred to a 17th-century Irish game similar to field The curved stick was also called a "bandy".[17] The etymological connection to the similarly named Welsh game of bando is not clear An old name for bandy is on the ice; in the first rule books from England at the turn of the Century 1900 the sport is literally called "bandy or on the ice".[18] Since the mid-20th century the term bandy is usually preferred to prevent confusion. Swedish ICE The third largest country in the world also has hired Sean Skinner to make instructional DVDs as well Now and coaches can get instruction in Swedish on three topics: Skating (Skridskotnik) Stickhandling (Klubbteknik & Specific Dryland Training (Isspedifik barmarkstraning). The referee is the official timekeeper for the match and may make an allowance for time lost through substitutions injured requiring attention or other stoppages This added time is commonly referred to as stoppage time or injury time and must be reported to the match secretary and the two captains The referee alone signals the end of the match.[21] If it is very cold or if it is snowing the match can be broken into thirds of 30 minutes each At the extremely cold 1999 World Championship some matches were played in four periods of 15 minutes each and with extra long breaks in between In the World Championships the two halves can be 30 minutes each for the nations in the B division. English bandy developed as a winter sport in the Fens of East Anglia Large expanses of ice would form on the flooded meadows or shallow washes in cold winters and skating has been a tradition Members of the Bury Fen Bandy Club[6] published rules of the game in 1882 and introduced it into other countries The first international match took place in 1891 between Bury Fen and the then Haarlemsche & Bandy Club from the Netherlands (a club which after a couple of club fusions now is named HC Bloemendaal) The same year the National Bandy Association was started in England.[7] The offside rule effectively limits the ability of attacking to remain forward (i.e closer to the opponent's goal-line) of the ball the second-to-last defending player (which can include the goalkeeper) and the half-way line This rule is in effect just like that of soccer.[21] The stick used in bandy is an essential part of the sport It should be made of an approved material such as wood or a similar material and should not contain any metal or sharp parts which can hurt the surrounding Sticks are crooked and are available in five angles where 1 has the smallest bend and 5 has the most Bend 4 is the most common size in professional bandy The bandy stick should not have similar colours to the ball such as orange or pink; it should be no longer than 127 centimetres (50 in) and no wider than 7 centimetres (2.8 in).[24] A notable tradition is "annandagsbandy" bandy games played on Saint Stephen's Day which for many Swedes is an important Christmas season tradition and always draws bigger crowds than usual Games traditionally begin at 1:15 pm.[64] If the time runs out while a team is preparing for a free-stroke or penalty the strike should still be made but it must go into the goal by one s to count as a goal Similarly a goal made via a corner stroke should be allowed but it must be executed using only one s in addition to the strike needed to put the ball in play.[21] Free-strokes and penalty ss Free-strokes can be awarded to a team if a player of the opposite team breaks any rule for example by hitting with the stick against the opponent's stick or skates Free-strokes can also be awarded upon incorrect execution of corner-strikes free-strikes goal-throws and so on or the use of incorrect equipment such as a broken stick.[21] Bandy in Sweden is famous for its "culture" – both playing bandy and being a spectator requires great fortitude and dedication A "bandy briefcase" ("bandyportfölj" in Swedish) is the classic accessory for spectating – it is typically made of brown leather well worn and contains a warm drink in a thermos and/or a bottle of liquor.[63] Bandy is most often played at outdoor arenas during winter time so the need for spectators to carry flasks or thermoses of 'warming' liquid like glögg is a natural effect. Highlights of the Men's Curling gold medal game as Canada beat Great Britain to win the gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games   Medal Winners:Gold: CanadaSilver: Great Britain Highlights of the Women's Curling gold medal game as Canada beat Sweden 6-3 to win the gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games Medal Winners:Gold: CanadaSilver: Sweden Finland was an original member of the Federation of International Bandy and is the only country beside Russia/Soviet Union and Sweden to have won a Bandy World Championship which it. The China Bandy Federation was set up in 2014 and China has since then participated in a number of world championship tournaments with men's women's and youth teams China Bandy is mainly financed by private resources The development of the sport in China is supported by the Harbin Sport University. The game is designed to be played on a rectangle of ice the same size as a football field Bandy also has other rules that are similar to football Each team has 11 one of whom is a goalkeeper The offside rule is also employed.[21] A goal cannot be scored from a stroke-in or goal throw but unlike football a goal cannot be scored directly from a stroke-off or corner stroke.[22] All free strokes are "direct" and allow a goal to be scored without another player touching. Each team consists of a maximum of 11 (excluding substitutes) one of whom must be the goalkeeper A team of fewer than eight may not start a game Goalkeepers are the only allowed to play the ball with their hands or arms and they are only allowed to do so within the penalty area in front of their own goal.[23] Though there are a variety of positions in which the outfield (non-goalkeeper) are strategically placed by a coach these positions are not defined or required by the rules of. The Bandy Super League is played every year and the winner in the final becomes champion The Cup has been played annually (except for just some years). Bandy is played on ice using a single round ball Two teams of 11 each compete to get the ball into the other team's goal using sticks thereby scoring. As a precursor to ice [10] bandy has influenced its development and history – mainly in European and former Soviet countries While modern ice was created in Canada a game more similar to bandy was played initially after British soldiers introduced the game in the late 19th century At the same time as modern ice- rules were formalized in British North America (present day Canada) bandy rules were formulated in Europe A cross between English and bandy rules eventually developed with the football-inspired English rules dominant together with the low border along most of the two sidelines and this is the basis of the present sport since. The same goes for the men's tournament (the area north and west of the Ural River is located in Europe thus Kazakhstan is a transcontinental country) when Harbin will host the 2018 Division B tournament There are also Youth Bandy World Championships in different age groups for boys and young men and in one age group for girls The oldest group is the under 23 championship Bandy World Championship Y-23. At the 2011 Asian Winter Games open to members of the Olympic Council of Asia men's bandy was included for the first time Three teams contested the inaugural competition and Kazakhstan won the gold medal President Nursultan Nazarbayev attended the final.[34][35] There was no bandy competition at the 2017 Asian Winter Games. 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Bandy is a team winter sport played on ice in which skaters use sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal.[2] The sport is considered a form of and has a common background with association football ice and field Like football the game is normally played in halves of 45 minutes each there are eleven on each team and the bandy field is about the same size as a football pitch It is played on ice like ice but like field use bowed sticks and a. There are eighteen rules in official play designed to apply to all levels of bandy although certain modifications for groups such as juniors veterans or women are permitted The rules are often framed in broad terms which allow flexibility in their application depending on the nature of the game.[21] The Bandy Playing Rules can be found on the official website of the Federation of International Bandy,[21] and are overseen by the Rules and Referee Committee. A standard adult bandy match consists of two periods of 45 minutes each known as halves Each half runs continuously meaning the clock is not stopped when the ball is out of play; the referee can however make allowance for time lost through significant stoppages as described below There is usually a 15-minute half-time break The end of the match is known as full-time.[21] Rink bandy is a variety played on an ice -size rink.[37] It was in the programme of the 2012 European Company Sports Games.[38] Some FIB countries don't have a large ice surface and only play rink bandy at home; this includes most of the World Championships Group B participants. Unprecedented…america coach Sean Skinner teaches in Moscow St Petersburg and Ufa Russia and visits the Great Clubs: Spartak Dynamo CSKA. With football and bandy being dominant sports in parts of Europe it was common for sports clubs to have bandy and football sections with athletes playing both sports at different times of the year Some examples are English Nottingham Forest Football and Bandy Club (today known just as Nottingham Forest F.C.) and Norwegian Strømsgodset IF and Mjøndalen IF with the latter still having an active bandy section In Sweden most football clubs which were active during the first half of the 20th Century also played bandy Later as the season for each sport increased in time it wasn't as easy for the to engage in both sports so some clubs came to concentrate on one or the other Many old clubs still have both sports on their program. The positions and formations of the in bandy are virtually the same as the common association football positions and the same terms are used for the different positions of the A team usually consists of defenders midfielders and forwards The defenders can play in the form of centre-backs full-backs and sometimes wing-backs midfielders playing in the centre attacking or defensive and forwards in the form of centre forward second strikers and sometimes a winger Sometimes one player is also taking up the role of a libero. Bandy has been played in the United States since around 1980 The activity is mainly centred to Minnesota even if a fan interest also exists in other states The bandy clubs in the US only have teams but the interest is stable and even if some clubs fold after only some years other clubs have been around from the start and have a steady following The United States national bandy team has taken part in the Bandy World Championships since 1985 and is also regularly playing friendlies against Canada United States bandy championships have been played annually since the early 1980s but the league is still not widely followed by sports media in the country. The World Championships should not be confused with the annual World Cup in Ljusdal Sweden which has been played annually since the 1970s and is the biggest bandy tournament for elite level club teams It is played indoors in Sandviken since 2009 because Ljusdal has no indoor arena It is expected to return to Ljusdal once an indoor arena has been built World Cup matches are played day and night and the tournament is played in four days in late October The teams participating are mostly and some years exclusively from Sweden and Russia who has the two best leagues in. Bandy has mainly been played as a recreational sport in Switzerland in the last decade but a Swiss national team took part in the 2018 Women's Bandy World Championship Ukraine Bandy was played in Ukraine when it was part of the Soviet Union After independence in 1991 it took some years before organised bandy formed again but Ukrainian champions have been named annually. Skinner offers the #1 Stickhandling DVD Series worldwide and Skills Training through Schools Clinics and Consulting He also serves as a leader in educating coaches on Stickhandling through speaking at major coaching symposiums worldwide If you would like to host a Skills Training Session a Coaching Symposium or a Stickhandling School or Clinic please use our contact form or call Sean Skinner. Bandy is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and was played as a demonstration sport at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo However it has yet to officially be played at the Olympics. There are two types of broom The most common is a brush or "push broom" The other is a corn/straw/Canadian broom which with long bristles looks much like a normal broom Ice For indoor tournaments the artificially created ice has its surface sprinkled with water droplets which freeze into tiny bumps on the surface Called "pebbled ice" this surface helps the stone's grip and leads to more consistent curling Rink The rink is long and wide with a target - or house - at either end Shoes Special curling shoes are common; shoes should grip the ice well While shooting extremely slippery surfaces such as Teflon are used on the sliding foot Some are built into the shoes and others are strapped on over.

The new Olympic Channel brings you news highlights exclusive behind the scenes live events and original programming 24 hours a day 365 days. A variant of bandy rink bandy is played to the same rules but on a field the size of an ice rink with ice goal cages and with six on each team or five in USA Rink Bandy League Traditional eleven-a-side bandy and rink bandy are recognised by the International Olympic Committee More informal varieties also exist like seven-a-side bandy with normally sized goal cages but without corner strokes Those rules were applied at Davos. Also known as a stone a curling rock is made of rare dense granite that is quarried on Scotland's Ailsa Craig Each rock weighs and is polished. A bandy field is 45–65 metres (148–213 ft) by 90–110 metres (300–360 ft) a total of 4,050–7,150 square metres (43,600–77,000 sq ft) or about the same size as a football pitch and considerably larger than an ice rink Along the sidelines a 15 cm (6 in) high border (vant sarg wand wall) is placed to prevent the ball from leaving the ice It should not be attached to the ice to glide upon collisions and should end 1–3 metres (3 ft 3 in–9 ft 10 in) away from the corners. The basic equipment are required to wear includes a pair of Bandy skates a helmet a mouth guard and in the case of the goalkeeper a face guard The teams must wear uniforms that make it easy to distinguish the two teams The goal keeper wears distinct colours to single him out from his or her teammates just as in football The skates sticks and any tape on the stick must be of another colour than the bandy ball which shall be orange or cerise.[21] In addition to the aforementioned various protections are used to protect knees elbows genitals and throat The pants and gloves may contain padding. View More… Through Skinner Inc Sean provides mini-clinics and week-long training sessions all year round These specialty clinics are conducted on Stickhandling Skating Checking Shooting and Dryland Training Sean has worked for Canada the Swedish Ice Federation and some of the top clubs in Russia He has also worked with the Montreal Canadiens Buffalo Sabres Florida Panthers St Louis Blues Carolina Hurricains U. c Women’s Team USA the IIHF(International Ice Federation) the English Ice Federation the Japanese Ice Federation Israel Ice Federation Hong Kong Ice Association and worked in Canada United States Russia Sweden Finland Norway China Switzerland Germany Austria Czech Republic Denmark Iceland Australia Namibia South Africa Romania Israel China Japan Singapore Taiwan and Mexico. Bandy was introduced to Sweden in 1895 The Swedish royal family noblemen and diplomats were the first Swedish championships for men have been played annually since 1907 In the 1920s students played the game and it became a largely middle class sport After Slottsbrons IF won the Swedish championship in 1934 it became popular amongst workers in the smaller industrial towns and villages Bandy remains the main sport in many of these places. Bandy was introduced to Finland from Russia in the 1890s Finland has been playing bandy friendlies against Sweden and Estonia since its independence in 1917 The first Finnish national championships were held in 1908 and was the first national Finnish championship held in any team sport National champions have been named every year except for three years in the first half of the 20th Century when Finland was at war The top national league is called Bandyliiga and is semi-professional The best often go fully professional by being recruited by clubs in Sweden or Russia.[44] In modern times Russia has held a top position in the bandy area both as a founding nation of the International Federation in 1955 and fielding the most successful team in the World Championships (when counting the previous Soviet Union team and Russia together) The highest altitude where bandy has been played is in the capital of the Tajik autonomous province of Gorno-Badakhshan Khorugh.[9] Under the rules the two basic states of play during a game are ball in play and ball out of play From the beginning of each playing period with a stroke-off (a set strike from the centre-spot by one team) until the end of the playing period the ball is in play at all times except when either the ball leaves the field of play or play is stopped by the referee When the ball becomes out of play play is restarted by one of six restart methods depending on how it went out. The team that has scored more goals at the end of the game is the winner If both teams have scored an equal number of goals then with some exceptions the game is a draw.[21] The primary rule is that the (other than the goalkeepers) may not intentionally touch the ball with their heads hands or arms during play Although usually use their sticks to move the ball around they may use any part of their bodies other than their heads hands or arms and may use their skates in a limited manner Heading the ball results in a five-minute penalty.[21] A ten-minute penalty is indicated through the use of a blue card and can be caused by protesting or behaving incorrectly attacking an opponent violently or stopping the ball incorrectly to get an advantage The third time a player receives a penalty it will be a personal penalty meaning he or she will miss the remainder of the match A substitute can enter the field after five or ten minutes A full game penalty can be received upon using abusive language or directly attacking an opponent and means that the player can neither play nor be substituted for the remainder of the game A match penalty is indicated through the use of a. Coaching Symposiums Sean is also a guest lecturer and has presented at over 70 different coaching symposiums including the IIHF(Int’l Ice Federation coaching symposium hosted at the World Championships in Sweden & Zurich) Canada’s Level 5 Roger Neilson’s Coaching Symposium USA Coaching Education Program Levels 2-4 in Michigan Boston Philadelphia New Jersey New York Florida California Alaska and Nevada the Minnesota High School Coaches Symposium and Pro Services Coaching Symposium Sean has also presented internationally with the Swedish and English Ice Federations and coaching for the Israel Ice Federation. Rink bandy has in turn led to the creation of the sport rinkball Bandy is also the predecessor of floorball which was invented when people started playing with plastic bandy-shaped sticks and lightweight balls when running on the floors of indoor gym halls Compared with the seven Winter Olympic sports bandy's popularity across the globe is considered by the International Olympic Committee to have a "gap between popularity and participation and global audiences" which is a roadblock into future Olympic inclusion.[3] Since 2007 there is also a Bandy World Cup Women for women's teams.[36] Translation The s have never translated any videos or DVDs into but now for the first time ever the s have translated the Stickhandling Beyond Belief DVD series You can purchase a copy at  .ru/

The World Curling Federation (WCF) was founded in 1966 as the International Curling Federation changing its name in 1991 Curling made its Olympic debut at the 1924 Chamonix Winter Games. Before Canadians introduced ice into Europe in the early 20th century "" was another name for bandy,[11] and still is in parts of Russia and Kazakhstan. The Federation of International Bandy (FIB) has had 33 members at most Currently 27 members are a part.[25] Formed in 1955 the name was changed from International Bandy Federation in 2001 after the International Olympic Committee approved it as a so-called "recognized sport"; the abbreviation "IBF" was already used by another recognized sports federation In 2004 FIB was fully accepted by IOC FIB is now a member of Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations. The national team took a silver medal at the 2011 Asian Winter Games which led to being chosen as the best Mongolian sport team of 2011.[53] Mongolia was proud to win the bronze medal of the B division at the 2017 Bandy World Championship[54] after which the then President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj held a reception for. Bandy was introduced to Norway in the 1910s The Swedes contributed largely and clubs sprang up around the capital of Oslo Oslo including neighbouring towns is still today the region where bandy enjoys most popularity in Norway. Bandy was played in Germany in the early 20th century including by Crown Prince Wilhelm,[45] but the interest died out in favour of ice Leipziger Sportclub had the best team and was also last to give bandy up The sport was reintroduced in the 2010s with the German Bandy Association being founded in 2013 A national rink bandy championship has been played every year since the winter. Japanesse ICE After Skinner conducted two very successful teaching tours in Japan a private company and the Japanese Ice Federation in a combined effort translated most of the Skinner DVD’s into Japanese For more information or to pruchase go to: . or .jp/jihfoff/9.3/29196 Canada Sean works for Canada Presenting at their Level 5 Coaching Symposium and then speaking twice at their Cananda Skills Development Program Canada purchased 100 Sets of the Stickhandling Beyond Belief! DVDs for their Skills Academies program instructors CANLAN ICE SPORTS & SKINNER Canlan Ice Sports Corp & Skinner have teamed up for Summer Stickhandling HANDS of GOLD tour 2009 5 Locations: Scarborough Regina Saskatoon Edmonton & Winnepeg MONTREAL CANADIENS NEWS…Sean Skinner works with the Montreal Canadiens (click here for article) Montreal Canadiens purchased 50 sets of the DVD series “Stickhandling Beyond Belief!” for all of their and coaches. The earliest origin of the sport is debated Though many s see their old countrymen as the creators of the sport – reflected by the unofficial title for bandy " " (русский хоккей) – Russia,[4] England and Holland each had sports or pastimes which can be seen as forerunners of the present sport.[5] In league competitions games may end in a draw but in some knockout competitions if a game is tied at the end of regulation time it may go into extra time which consists of two further 15-minute periods If the score is still tied after extra time the game will be replayed As an alternative the extra two times 15-minutes may be played as "golden goal" which means the first team that scores during the extra-time wins the game If both extra periods are played without a scored goal a penalty shootout will settle the game The teams shoot five penalties each and if this doesn't settle the game the teams shoot one more penalty each until one of them misses and the other scores. Bandy was played in Estonia in the 1910s to 1930s and the country had a national championship for some years The national team played friendlies against Finland in the 1920s and '30s The sport was played sporadically during Soviet occupation 1944-1991 It has since then become more organised again partly through exchange with Finnish clubs and enthusiasts As of 2018 Estonia takes part in both the men's and the Women's Bandy World Championship. Rather than stopping play the referee may allow play to continue when its continuation will benefit the team against which an offence has been committed This is known as "playing an advantage" The referee may "call back" play and penalise the original offence if the anticipated advantage does not ensue within a short period of time typically taken to be four to five seconds Even if an offence is not penalised because the referee plays an advantage the offender may still be sanctioned (see below) for any associated misconduct at the next stoppage. At each of the corners a 1 m (3 ft 3 in) radius quarter-circle is drawn and a dotted line is painted parallel to the shortline and 5 metres (16 ft) away from it without extending into the penalty area The dotted line can be replaced with a 0.5-metre (1 ft 8 in) long line starting at the edge of the penalty area and extending towards the sideline 5 metres (16 ft) from the shortline.[21] When the Federation of International Bandy was formed in 1955 with the Soviet Union as one of its founding members the s largely adopted the international rules of the game developed in England in the 19th century with one notable exception The other countries adopted the border Bandy is considered a national sport in Russia[58] and is the only discipline to have official support of the Orthodox Church.[59] The match later dubbed "the original bandy match" was actually held in 1875 at The Crystal Palace in London However at the time the game was called " on the ice",[7] probably as it was considered an ice variant. Centered at each shortline is a 3.5 m (11 ft) wide and 2.1 m (6 ft 11 in) high goal cage and in front of the cage is a half-circular penalty area with a 17 m (56 ft) radius A penalty spot is located 12 metres (39 ft) in front of the goal and there are two free-stroke spots at the penalty area line each surrounded by a 5 m (16 ft) circle A centre spot with a circle of radius 5 m (16 ft) denotes the center of the field A centre-line is drawn through the centre spot parallel with the shortlines. The first national bandy league was started in Sweden in 1902.[7] Bandy was played at the Nordic Games in Stockholm and Kristiania (present day Oslo) in 1901 1903 and 1905 and between Swedish Finnish and teams at similar games in Helsinki in 1907.[8] A European championship was held in 1913 with eight countries participating.[7] In 1912 the Norwegians played their first National Championship which was played annually up to 1940 During WWII illegal bandy was played in hidden places in forests on ponds and lakes In 1943 −44 and −45 illegal championships were held In 1946 legal play resumed and still goes on After WWII the number of teams rose as well as attendance which regularly were in the thousands but mild winters in the 1970s and 80s shrunk the league and in 2003 only 5 clubs (teams) fought out the 1st division with low attendance numbers and little media coverage. In the late 19th and early 20th Century Switzerland had become a popular place for winter vacations and people went there from all over Europe Winter sports like skiing sledding and bandy was played in Geneva and other towns.[65] Students from Oxford and Cambridge went to Switzerland to play each other – the predecessor of the recurring Ice Varsity Match was a bandy match played in St Moritz in 1885 This popularity for Swiss venues of winter sport may have been a reason the European Championship was held. The first Ice Varsity Matches between Oxford University and Cambridge University were played to bandy rules even if it was called on ice at. Any number of may be replaced by substitutes during the course of the game Substitutions can be performed without notifying the referee and can be performed while the ball is in play However if the substitute enters the ice before his teammate has left it this will result in a five-minute ban A team can bring at the most four substitutes to the game and one of these is likely to be an extra goalkeeper.[23] A game is officiated by a referee the authority and enforcer of the rules whose decisions are final The referee may have one or two assistant referees A secretary outside of the field often takes care of the match protocol.[21]