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Flaming Puck Unicycle Hockey and Other Obscure Sports

Atlas Obscura community members were asked to recommend an obscure sport. The replies ranged from local games played in countries around the world to elite pastimes like ice yachting. There were also some surprisingly weird but fun sports innovations like flaming puck unicycle hockey. Playing hockey on unicycles is strange enough, but setting the puck on fire takes it to a new level.

“Invented in Toronto, Canada (of course!) by Darrin Bedford, it’s a summer hockey game played on unicycles on pavement with a special puck that’s dunked in a flammable fluid and set on fire just before play (the flame makes a nice blue flame line as you hit it to start the game). Regular ice hockey rules apply—sticks down, etc. We played this game at NAUCC some years ago, and it’s crazy fun on a unicycle!” — sinclairpam

You can see people playing flaming puck unicycle hockey, underwater rugby, broom ball, one foot high kick, and other sports (18 in all) at Atlas Obscura.

(Image credit: YouTube)


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