Ice Hockey Travel Insurance
Originally more popular in places such as Canada, parts of Europe and the United States of America, where the climate is cold enough to support seasonal playing of the game, Ice Hockey is now a popular sport across the world, thanks to indoor ice rinks that allow it to be played despite the weather or the season. The sport is played by two opposing teams whose aim it…
Originally more popular in places such as Canada, parts of Europe and the United States of America, where the climate is cold enough to support seasonal playing of the game, Ice Hockey is now a popular sport across the world, thanks to indoor ice rinks that allow it to be played despite the weather or the season. The sport is played by two opposing teams whose aim it is to bring a rubber puck into their respective opponents goal using a hockey stick. Players wear thick protective clothing, helmets and ice skates.
JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.
To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and British Forces Posted Overseas.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||£1,000||£3,000||£7,500|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
It was officially recognised as a Winter Olympics sport in 1998. The predominant difference between Women's Ice Hockey and Men's is that body blocking is not allowed. This is due to the fact that many North American players have a size advantage over players from other countries, giving them an unfair advantage. Women are also required to wear protective full face masks. In the UK, the Main Leagues are:
- Premier League
- Division One (North)
- Division One (South)
- U16 Northern Division
- U16 Southern Division
Common Injuries whilst playing Ice Hockey
Ice Hockey can be a dangerous sport to play and comes with high risks, as, in mens Hockey at least, it is a full contact sport.
Its vital that you get covered with Travel Insurance before you take part in the sport. If you should get injured whilst playing, it can leave you on a plane home and out of action in recovery for months, with physiotherapy to complete following your hospital stay. Injuries are common in the sport, with the added risk of contact with other players blades and sticks in addition to contact with the actual players. Some of the ones most frequently sustained include:
- Torn ligaments
- Broken bones
- Sprained muscles
80% of all Hockey injuries occur as a result of direct contact. The head is the body part most commonly injured in the game, with lacerations to the head, scalp and face the most common. 50% of concussions are a result of checking from behind, leading many leagues to make this a gross misconduct penalty offence. If a player is not knocked unconscious, concussions can often go unreported, making them all the more dangerous.
You must ensure that you are adequately supervised, that appropriate safety equipment (such as protective headwear, etc.) are worn at all times and you do not participate in Ice Hockey for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.
This Sport does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.
This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.