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(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. The corners shall be uniformly rounded in the arc of a circle.

## How big is a hockey rink high school?

The target dimensions of a hockey rink used for competitive play are 200 by 85 feet, with 11 feet from the boards to the goal lines and a corner radius of 28 feet, as spelled out in National Hockey League rules and incorporated at most hockey rinks.

## Are high school hockey rinks the same size as NHL?

We’ll break down all the numbers on hockey rink sizes here. All NHL teams use ice that is 85 x 200 feet while in lower tier leagues hockey rinks vary in size depending on the rinks available. Olympic and international leagues use a noticeably wider ice surface at 100 x 200 feet.

## What is the official size of a hockey 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.

## Are college and NHL rinks the same size?

College hockey has no standard rink size. Most Division-I men’s teams play on an NHL-size sheet of ice (85 feet wide), but several play on Olympic sheets, which are wider (100 feet).

## How big is an Olympic size ice rink?

Ice hockey

Official National Hockey League rinks are 26 m × 61 m (85 ft × 200 ft). The dimensions originate from the size of the Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Official Olympic/International rinks have dimensions of 30 m × 60 m (98.4 ft × 197 ft).

## 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.

## 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 the smallest NHL arena?

Montreal’s Bell Centre is the largest arena in the NHL with a seating capacity of 21,302. Uniondale’s Nassau Coliseum is the smallest arena with a seating capacity of 13,900.

## 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.

## How thick is ice in NHL?

The jersey is sometimes called a sweater because, during hockey’s early years, players actually wore sweaters and not the mesh-like jerseys of today. How thick is the ice? Ice is approximately 3/4″ of an inch thick and is usually chilled at 16 degrees fahrenheit. The thicker the ice, the softer and slower it becomes.

## How do they put the lines on a hockey rink?

Blue/red lines are strung in place and you paint in between the lines – just like we learned in kindergarten. Circles are painted with a pre-measured circle maker with a paint stick on the end. One person holds the center of the circle in place while another travels in a circle around them painting the circle.