Steamboat Springs The surface may be a little different, but for local businessman Ted Hoffman, the sport of hockey remains pretty much the same.
Hoffman owns and operates the Steamboat Roller Hockey League which offers local youths and adults a chance to play the sport of hockey in the summer.
Hoffman's youth leagues have been strong for the past several years, but Hoffman is hoping to raise some interest in his adult programs this summer.
Hoffman offers a coed recreational league on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, a men's league on Sunday nights and an adult beginners program on Sunday morning.
"I still have plenty of room for the summer," Hoffman said.
The coed recreational league is $75 and meets twice a week with games starting at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The league runs six weeks in the summer and started on June 13.
The men's league is $50 for a 6-week program and plays games every Sunday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The adult beginners program meets on Sunday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. This is a skills development program with some game play. Cost for that program is $60.
"My youth programs have really taken off, but I don't market the adult programs very much," Hoffman said. "I'm sure there are a lot of hockey players out there that would like to play in the summer. Hockey is a huge sport and it's growing very quickly in this town."