# What size is a NHL ice rink?

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The official size of the rink shall be two hundred feet (200′) long and eighty-five feet (85′) wide. The corners shall be rounded in the arc of a circle with a radius of twenty-eight feet (28′).

## Are all NHL ice rinks the same size?

The NHL uses a standard-size ice surface of 85 x 200 feet. The radius of the corners is 28 feet. All NHL teams are required to use ice that is this size. While every NHL rink is the same size, players say that some arenas have boards and lighting systems that make games at some arenas different from others.

## What is the size of a standard ice rink?

In the United States and Canada, the standard size of a hockey rink is 200 feet by 85 feet or, as expressed in metric terms, 61 meters by 26 meters, with a corner radius of 28 feet or 8.5 meters. This is the standard size used in the NHL, the AHL, college hockey, and junior hockey.

## What size is an Olympic size hockey rink?

Olympic Size Ice Surfaces

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The National Hockey League franchises have arenas that are 200 feet long and 85 feet wide. Olympic sized arenas are 200 feet long and 100 feet wide. Yes, that’s 15 feet wider.

## How much bigger is International ice?

Size matters. Especially when it’s 15 feet. If an Olympic hockey coach coming from North America tried to imitate Gene Hackman in Hoosiers and took a tape measure to the rinks in South Korea, it wouldn’t add up.

## Are NHL rinks bigger?

Size matters

There are clear differences. We have compared the dimensions of hockey rinks between the DEL (German national league) and the NHL. While the length hardly varies, NHL rinks are almost 5 yards shorter.

## When did NHL standardize rink size?

And then other North American leagues conformed to that rink size. Meanwhile, across the pond the IIHF independently regulated the 200′ x 98′ rink, and in Europe it became the standard. The 200’x85′ rink was standardized by the NHL in 1929.

## What is a good size hockey rink?

Size Availability
Less than 800sq.ft. 20′ x 40′ or smaller Portable installed Do-It-Yourself Kit Pool Rinks Indoors or Outdoors
1400sq.ft. to 3200sq.ft. 28′ x 50′ to 40′ x 80′ Portable installed or Do-It-Yourself Kit Permanent Sport Pad Indoors or Outdoors

## Who has the largest NHL arena?

Montreal’s Bell Centre is the largest arena in the NHL with a seating capacity of 21,302.

## How big is a youth hockey rink?

(a) The recommended dimensions of the “RINK” shall be one hundred eighty-five (185′) to two hundred feet (200′) long, and eighty-five (85′) to one hundred feet (100′) wide.

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## How many circles are on a hockey rink?

Five painted lines, nine dots, five circles and two trapezoids lie frozen in 10,600 gallons of water, all encased by fiberglass boards. A standard National Hockey League rink is 200 feet long and 85 feet wide.

## What is the trapezoid in hockey?

New since the 2005–06 NHL season, after testing in the American Hockey League, a trapezoid is marked behind each goalie net. The goalie can only play the puck within that area or in front of the goal line. … In 2014, the NHL lengthened the goal-line side of the trapezoid by two feet on both sides of the net.

## Why are the bottom of hockey boards yellow?

The kickplate at the bottom of the boards is light yellow. The boards are constructed so that the surface facing the ice is smooth and free of any obstruction or any object that could cause injury to players.

## What are the circles on hockey ice?

Circles surround the center ice dot and the four dots in defensive and offensive zones. The only players allowed inside these circles (30 feet in diameter) are the two players participating in the faceoff. Hash marks or the center line denote where the other players can stand.