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.