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North/South Carolina Rink Sizes
« on: June 16, 2017, 01:42:36 PM »
Most of the rinks in North and South Carolina are standard NHL-sized, except:

Cary Polar Ice House
187' x 81' with rounded corners and a hockey barrier  (Smaller than NHL Sized)

Carolina Ice Zone (Greenville, NC - formerly Bladez on Ice)
170' x 75' with rounded corners and a hockey barrier (Smaller than NHL Sized)

Raleigh IcePlex
200' x 100' with rounded corners and a hockey barrier  (Olympic  - Bigger than NHL Sized)


Here are the NHL-sized rinks:

Carolina Ice Palace (Greenville, SC) (both surfaces)
200' x 85' with rounded corners and a hockey barrier  (NHL Sized)

Extreme Ice (Both main rink surfaces; Puddle rink is
200' x 85' with rounded corners and a hockey barrier  (NHL Sized)

Garner Polar Ice House
200' x 85' with rounded corners and a hockey barrier  (NHL Sized)

Greensboro Ice House
200' x 85' with rounded corners and a hockey barrier  (NHL Sized)

Orange County Sportsplex
200' x 85' with rounded corners and a hockey barrier  (NHL Sized)

Pineville Ice House
200' x 85' with rounded corners and a hockey barrier  (NHL Sized)

Raleigh Center Ice
200' x 85' with rounded corners and a hockey barrier  (NHL Sized)

SkateNation Plus (Richmond, VA)
200' x 85' with rounded corners and a hockey barrier  (NHL Sized)

Wake Forest Factory Ice House (both surfaces)
200' x 85' with rounded corners and a hockey barrier  (NHL Sized)

Wilmington Ice House
200' x 85' with rounded corners and a hockey barrier  (NHL Sized)
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Re: North/South Carolina Rink Sizes
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 07:09:31 AM »
Could you clarify what you mean by "hockey barrier"?  Do you mean the usual boards and Plexiglas sheets surrounding the ice surface; or do all these rinks have stadium seating, and you mean protective netting?

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Re: North/South Carolina Rink Sizes
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 02:36:38 PM »
"Hockey barrier" isn't my term; it's a standard description that refers to the walls/boards surrounding the rink.  It's what defines the ice surface/size.

Most rinks have plexiglas and netting above the boards.  The old NY World's Fair rink used to have chain-link fencing!

The Lussi rink in Lake Placid had no walls/boards - just step onto the ice from the matting surrounding the rink.  That was wierd.
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Re: North/South Carolina Rink Sizes
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 05:28:43 PM »
There's some interesting terms FigureSpins brought up.

I've also heard the 'hockey barrier' called 'the boards' and 'dasher boards'.

I looked it up and the netting is called "puck control netting" in the industry.

And I thought a rink without the boards was called a 'studio rink'. We don't have those locally so that may not be a universal term.
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Re: North/South Carolina Rink Sizes
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 07:01:59 PM »
The Lussi rink in Lake Placid had no walls/boards - just step onto the ice from the matting surrounding the rink.  That was wierd.

That would totally weird me out.  It would either be really good at breaking my bad wall-hugging habits or I wouldn't be able to do anything at all.

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Re: North/South Carolina Rink Sizes
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2017, 08:05:23 PM »
I think the Humane Society's rink in Philadelphia is like that.  I've never skated there but the photos of the rink on their website give that impression.

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Re: North/South Carolina Rink Sizes
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 02:38:50 PM »
Never skated at a rink without boards.  Guess they have to clear the whole room when the Zamboni is running.

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Re: North/South Carolina Rink Sizes
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2017, 03:50:54 PM »
Never skated at a rink without boards.  Guess they have to clear the whole room when the Zamboni is running.

They don't, they just trust you not to fall in, I guess. 

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Re: North/South Carolina Rink Sizes
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2017, 04:00:35 PM »
They don't, they just trust you not to fall in, I guess.
With adults and kids of sufficient age, maybe OK.  But very young kids (maybe 5 or less) have no sense of impending danger:  it's bad enough they have no concept of a collision course with another skater, can you imagine what will happen if they have no concept of a collision course with a Zamboni? 

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Re: North/South Carolina Rink Sizes
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 05:11:56 PM »
Well, it is mostly a private club, not a public rink, and it's just figure skating - I have never seen little kids there with no supervision, and hardly ever anyone who doesn't follow the freestyle rules.  No little hockey skaters to worry about!

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Re: North/South Carolina Rink Sizes
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2017, 08:09:37 PM »
Speaking from experience skating at the Humane Society's rink near Philadelphia, the concern is not getting on the ice by mistake, it is getting off the ice by mistake.  I saw one person end up in the bleachers.