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′).

Contents

- 1 How long is NHL rink?
- 2 Are NHL hockey rinks all the same size?
- 3 How big is an Olympic size hockey rink?
- 4 How big is an international hockey rink?
- 5 What is the difference between NHL rink and Olympic rink?
- 6 How big is a rink?
- 7 How many sq ft is a hockey rink?
- 8 Why are the bottom of hockey boards yellow?
- 9 How many circles are on a hockey rink?
- 10 How do they freeze the ice in a hockey rink?
- 11 How much bigger is a hockey rink than a basketball court?

## How long is NHL rink?

The ice is only about one inch thick when everything is finished. In addition, the official size of a National Hockey League rink is 200 feet long and 85 feet wide.

## Are NHL hockey rinks all 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.

## How big is an Olympic size hockey 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 big is an international hockey rink?

For top level International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) competitions, the recommended dimensions of the rink are 60m long and 25–30m wide. For IIHF World Championship tournaments, the official dimensions are 60m long and 30m wide.

## What is the difference between NHL rink and Olympic rink?

A: The NHL rink size is 200 feet by 85 feet, while the Olympic rink is 15 feet wider, at 200 feet by 100 feet. There is also an extra two feet between the goal line and the end boards compared to an NHL rink configuration, which places the net even closer to the blue line.

## How big is a rink?

Most North American rinks follow the National Hockey League (NHL) specifications of 200 by 85 feet (60.96 m × 25.9 m) with a corner radius of 28 feet (8.5 m). Each goal line is 11 feet (3.4 m) from the end boards.

## How many sq ft is a hockey rink?

A typical, single ice sheet facility is between 38,000 to 48,000 square feet.

## 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.

## 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.

## How do they freeze the ice in a hockey rink?

At the beginning of the hockey season, the arena uses an advanced refrigeration system that pumps freezing “brinewater” (salt water) through a system of pipes that run through a large piece of concrete known as the “ice slab.” When the “ice slab” gets cold enough, layers of water are applied to it.

## How much bigger is a hockey rink than a basketball court?

The ice is formed on top of the slab at the beginning of the hockey season, then remains in place until the last hockey game is played that year. Second, a basketball court is much smaller than the hockey playing surface: 94 feet long and 50 feet wide, compared to the rink that’s 200 feet long and 85 feet wide.