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Indoor lacrosse

Indoor lacrosse is a version of lacrosse played in winter in ice hockey arenas (a floor for lacrosse is placed over the ice). Indoor lacrosse is less violent than the other indoor version of the game, box lacrosse, on which it is based. For example, it does not allow crosschecking hitting another player with the stick with one's hands apart on the shaft and allows only metal sticks with hollow shafts (box lacrosse allows solid wooden sticks). These differences allow more running than in box lacrosse,

In North America, however, indoor lacrosse is chiefly played by box lacrosse players. Box lacrosse is a summer game, while indoor lacrosse is played in the winter, so the players simply change codes. Indoor lacrosse is also played in regions where box lacrosse is not played.

The first World Indoor Lacrosse Championships were held in 2003. The competitors were national teams of Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, the Iroquois Nation, Scotland, and the United States. Canada defeated the Iroquois Nation in the final by a score of 21-4.

For information about professional North American indoor lacrosse leagues, see National Lacrosse League and Major Indoor Lacrosse League.