Welcome to Orlando Underwater Hockey

Okay, all you swimmers, divers, water polo players and aquatics enthusiasts come and join us for underwater hockey at the Rosen Aquatic Center on I-Drive Orlando (407 996 3444) We play Mondays and Wednesdays nights at 7:00PM. It is free to play. The team is co-ed, and no experience is necessary. 

Nobody grows up learning how to play underwater hockey. We will teach you. If you can swim down to the bottom of the pool (7 feet), you can learn to play. Don’t worry about the equipment; we have loaner gear.
If you have a mask, snorkel, and fins, bring them; no problem if you don’t; we will provide them as well as sticks, gloves, caps, and instruction. Don’t use the excuse; “I will try it when I get in shape”. Learning to play is the only way to get in shape for underwater hockey.
Always check our facebook page for any cancellations of practice before you come (The Rosen Aquatic Center sometimes hosts large competitions that preclude regular programing at the facility). Click here for current updates.

 

Click Here for latest practice updates and possible cancellations this takes you to our facebook page which is current.

 

A brief history of underwater hockey

Underwater hockey (UWH) was originally known as “octopush,” the game was invented in Great Britain in 1954 to keep dive club members active during the winter. Many modifications occurred over the decades, developing underwater hockey, a sport recognized by the International Olympic Committee and governed by the World Underwater Federation (CMAS). 

Underwater hockey is an international sport, with over 36 countries having fielded teams in the world championships since 1980. UWH World Championships occur every two to four years and have Men’s and Women’s divisions and Master’s (35 and above) Junior divisions (19u and 23 and under). Underwater hockey was introduced to the United States in 1970, and there are now 60 club teams. In addition, annual USA national championships have occurred for over four decades.

Orlando Underwater Hockey was founded on January 7th, 2011, at the now Rosen Aquatic Center through the efforts of Ariel Czesler and Lucky Meisenheimer. Since that time, the team has grown rapidly in recognition within the sport. Our team won two state championships in 2019 and 2021. We sent teams to National Championships with a fifth-place finish at nationals in 2019. We have had three players selected for our National team who represented the USA in the world championships held in Spain. Our club has hosted multiple tournaments in the past, including Nationals, Regionals, State championships, potlucks, and the annual Doc Lucky Invitational. We are perhaps best known for welcoming and developing new players for the sport.

Monday and Wednesday 7:00PM at the Rosen Aquatic Center Orlando 407-996-3444

Mon-Wed-Friday Nights 7:30PM at the Rosen YMCA Aquatic Center Orlando 407-363-1911

Monday and Friday Nights 7:00PM at the Rosen Aquatic Center Orlando 407-996-3444

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The most sad underwater hockey photo I have ever seen!

The photo below is very sad.  It is of a underwater hockey puck sitting all alone at the bottom of the pool. UWH pucks live to be pushed.  If you look real close you can see little puck tears leaking out from his sliders. Please help me make this puck a happy puck....

Orlando UWH tournament Saturday Sept 6th and Sunday Sept 7th

Okay, I have confirmed a slot with the YMCA Aquatic center for a tournament on September 6th and 7th. We need to make some decisions pretty quickly.  1. What type of tournament should it be? Potluck I assume.  2.What is the price we are going to charge. We will need...

It’s a perfect evening for UWH and more . . .

We had a great scrimmage on Wednesday, but the numbers were a bit thin.  Hopefully we can get a nice crew out for tonight.  We have not seen some of our regulars for awhile, so just a reminder we are still playing and want to see you all back underwater. I not going...

UF UWH clinic a success!

Many thanks to all the University of Florida underwater hockey players that came to the YMCA Aquatic Center and hosted an underwater hockey clinic. To sum it up it was a great clinic. I hope everyone shows up Wednesday for practice so we can work on some of the skills...

Practice Location Changed!

Just a reminder, next week (Wed March 19th and Friday 21st)  we will not be having practice at the YMCA Aquatic Center.  The pool is shut down for Jr. Nationals.  Practice will be at Lucky’s House at 7PM on both Wed and Fri.  All the cool people will be there. Map to...

Practices this week and next.

Everyone needs to show up for practice this Wednesday and Friday (March 12 and 14th) as next week we are shut out of the YMCA Aquatic Center due to the Junior Nationals Swim meet. We should have the deep pool both Wednesday and Friday this week (it may be the far end...

Six go to COTU

Great time at the Championships of the Universe in Key Largo! There were 12 teams in the pot luck.  Ariel, Dave, Melanie, Sam, Donna, and Lucky represented Orlando well.  We learned a lot and will bring back ideas to share to the team.  See everyone underwater...

Practice Friday

We have six folks going down to Key Largo for the Championships of the Universe so practice may be a bit thin for friday night, but there will be people there.  The Wildcat water polo tournament will be going on Friday evening so the Underwater hockey will be in the...

Good time and more . . .

We had a good practice followed by pizza and UWH videos.  Sam Sr. came and brought everyone UWH magnets. We look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday. If you did not see the Channel 2 video it is now linked in the blog sidebar or you can click here. The how to do a...

Practice Friday at Lucky’s house.

Due to the Sunshine State Swimming College Conference Championships being held at the YMCA Aquatic Center we are doing a special practice session at Lucky Meisenheimer’s house on Friday at 7PM.  We will be playing underwater hockey, and afterwards we can order some...