(a) The recommended dimensions of the "RINK" shall be one hundred eighty-five (185') to two hundred feed (200') long, and eighty-five (85') to one hundred feet (100') wide. The corners shall be uniformly rounded in the arc of a circle.
For regional playoffs and national championships the ice surface dimensions shall be no less than one hundred eighty-five feed (185') long by eighty-five feet (85') wide.
(b) The rink shall be enclosed by a framed enclosure, known as the “BOARDS.” The boards shall be constructed in such a manner that the surface facing the ice shall be smooth and free of any obstruction. All doors giving access to the rink must swing away from the rink. The bottom portion of the boards that contact the rink shall be known as the “KICKPLATE,” and shall be a contrasting color to the rink.
(c) It is recommended that the entire rink, including players and penalty benches, be enclosed by a clear and colorless material, known as “SHIELDING.” The shielding shall extend from the top of the boards to separate the rink from spectators.
(d) It is also strongly recommended that the rink, including players and penalty benches, be enclosed by protective netting, known as "SPECTATOR NETTING." The spectator netting shall extend from the top of the shielding towards the ceiling.