How Many Acres is a Hockey Rink?

There are different sizes of hockey rinks including a bigger Olympics size hockey rink and a smaller practice size rink.

We will only be looking at the hockey rink NHL teams play on.

How many acres is an NHL hockey rink?

  • 0.39 acres

Take a look at the graphic below of the NHL hockey rink dimensions:

How big is an NHL hockey rink acres

The dimensions of a hockey rink are:

  • The length of a hockey rink is 200 feet / 61 metres / 66.67 yards
  • The width of a hockey rink is 85 feet / 25.9 metres / 28.33 yards

Calculations for acres in a hockey rink:

  • 200 feet x 85 feet = 17,000 square feet
  • 1 acre = 43,560 square feet
  • 17,000 / 43,560 = 0.39 acres

What’s the fastest slap shot ever recorded?

  • Zdeno Chara, 108.8 mph. Chara is the tallest player to play in the NHL at 6 feet 9 inches. In 2012 he recorded a slap shot of 108.8 mph at the NHL skills competition.

Who is the fastest NHL player ever?

You will never find a definitive answer for this question. People argue for Bobby Orr, Pavel Bure, Mike Gartner, Connor McDavid and many others.

You have the idea a player who can skate with the puck the fastest is the fastest NHL player.

  • Connor McDavid would probably win that argument.

Or what about top end speed without the puck?

  • Dylan Larkin?
  • Fedorov?
  • Drouin?
  • Barzal?
  • Gartner?

Or what about simply: Faster than their peers?

  • Most would give that to Bobby Orr.

How many miles do hockey players skate in a game?

  • Up to 5 miles (8 km) for the #1 centre.
  • 3 – 4 miles (5 – 6.5 km) for the D-men and wingers.

What about the referees?

  • Up to 5 miles (8 km) per game.
  • Ref’s are on the ice the full 60 mins and have to cover the majority of the ice but they also spend time standing still watching the players.

About your guide: Jamey Kramar is a certified Lawn Care Manager (NALP) and a Mechanical Engineer by trade. He has been writing about outdoor power equipment for 13 years and has been quoted in NYTimes, Popular Mechanics, HowStuffWorks, iFixit,, and more. He spends his spare time obsessing over his 1/4 acre lawn.