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The Official Rules of Ice Hockey is the essential resource for players, coaches, referees, parents and fans. Included are USA Hockey’s official playing rules and interpretations, referee signals and detailed rink diagrams. is the website version of the current USA Hockey Playing Rules. Use the menu bar and search field above to navigate the vast hockey resources including rules, descriptions, casebook examples and videos. All content can be shared on Facebook and Twitter.

Please note that the highlighted text within this edition of the Official Rules signifies an adjustment within that particular text. Additionally, the words “he,” “him” and “his” are used to include both male and female participants.

Now available for mobile devices

The USA Hockey Mobile Rulebook app installs the the current playing rules on your mobile device. Browse rules, interpretations, signals and more. All free from WiFi.

Use the links below to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.