# 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:

### 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.