Thanks for your input, all! I was thinking of the Koho Revolution stick that Dick's sells for $20:http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/produ ... Id=4014738
I'm going to be introducing the game to some kids and adults who don't know much about the sport, so all I'm interested in is something half-decent and cheap. Thanks also for the advice of balls over pucks - I would have gone for a puck. We'll be playing on level concrete and asphalt surfaces.
And yes, meow, there is an ice skating rink in the mountains in Costa Rica! But it's over an hour away from me and the ice is horrible - as are the rental skates.