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Rule 102 | Dimensions of Rink

Rule 102 | Dimensions of 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. 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 ice surface dimensions shall be no less than one hundred eighty-five feet (185’) long by eighty-five feet (85’) wide.

(b) The rink shall be enclosed by a framed wall, known as the “BOARDS.” The boards shall be constructed in such a manner that the surface facing the ice shall be white in color, 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, excluding the front of the players bench areas, be enclosed by a clear, colorless and shatter resistant glass or plastic material, known as “SHIELDING.” The shielding shall extend from the top of the boards to separate the rink from spectators and off-ice
officials.

(d) It is also strongly recommended that the rink, including players and penalty benches, be enclosed by tear resistant protective netting, known as “SPECTATOR NETTING.” The spectator netting shall extend from the top of the shielding toward the ceiling.

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