Although there are different sizes of ice hockey rinks across the world, you will find that most rinks in North America have a standard size and many rinks in other areas of the world have another standard size (usually called an Olympic-sized rink). Which means that if you are watching the NHL or playing on your local rink (in North America), you are likely looking at the same size rink. And if you are watching the Olympics or skating in Europe, you are also likely looking at the same size rink. Here are the common hockey rink dimensions for both sizes of ice rinks:

North American hockey rink dimensions

The dimensions of a beer league hockey rink in the US or Canada are:

  • 200 feet x 85 feet.
  • With rounded corners.
  • Each goal line is 11 feet from the end boards.
  • Each blue line is 75 feet from the end boards.
  • Each blue line is 50 feet from the other blue line.

You will always find facilities with ice rinks that are not standard size, but those are going to be few and far between.

International/Olympic hockey rink dimensions:

The dimensions of an international, or Olympic-sized, hockey rink are:

  • 196.9 feet x 98.4 feet.
  • With rounded corners.
  • Each goal line is 13.1 feet from the end boards.
  • Each blue line is 75 feet from the end boards.
  • Each blue line is 49.6 feet from the other blue line.

The Olympic ice rinks are slightly shorter than a North American rink, but much wider.