Hockey is a sport that is played in the Winter. It is played on turf, field or ice. There is 11 players plus a goalkeeper on each team. You have to wear shoes otherwise your foot might get hit by a hockey stick. You also need a mouth guard so if the ball comes at your face it doesn't damage your teeth. The gear you need is a candy cane shaped stick and a small hard ball. How old do you have to be to play ice hockey?
Firstly, always keep your eye on the ball. If you don't and you try to hit the ball you will most likely miss it and probably hit someone in the face so you have to keep your eye on the ball.
secondly, have your stick straight on with the flat side facing the ball if you want to stop it otherwise it will go straight past you and the opposition could score a goal.
Thirdly, make sure you give a little. When the ball is coming to you and want to block it you need to move your body and stick back a little so the impact of the ball doesn't smack your stick and hurt your arm.
Finally, have your body behind the hockey stick because if your body is in front of the hockey stick it would be hard to block it or hit the ball so it would be much easier to have you stick in front of you.
To answer my question you can be any age to play ice hockey as long as you know how to skate.So there you go. Now you know how to play hockey at any time and anywhere.