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Ice Hockey Goals

Ice hockey goals are placed on each end of the ice rink and are used for scoring points. To score a goal, the entire hockey puck must cross the goal that is being defended by the goalie (goalkeeper). For professional ice hockey, the opening of a goal is 72” | 180 cm wide, 48” | 120 cm high, and 40” | 100 cm deep. This opening is held rigid by a metal tube frame that is roughly 2” | 5 cm in diameter to the outside of the goal opening and is enclosed by a cloth net with a mesh opening size of 1 5/8” | 4.1 cm.

Front and side elevation drawings of an ice hockey goal with goalie and dimensions
Ice hockey goals are placed on each end of the ice rink and are used for scoring points. To score a goal, the entire puck must cross the goal that is being defended by the goalie. For professional ice hockey, the opening of a goal is 72” | 180 cm wide, 48” | 120 cm high, and 40” | 100 cm deep.

Front and side elevation drawings of an ice hockey goal with goalie and dimensions
Ice Hockey Rink - International

International ice hockey rinks are used for international competitions, such as the Olympics,  and for play in Europe. Compared to North American ice hockey dimensions, International rinks are larger in width by 13.1’ | 4 m. International ice hockey rinks measure 200.13’ | 61 m in length, 98.42’ | 30 m in width, and have corner radii of 27.88’ | 8.5 m. The total area of an International ice hockey rink is 19,000 ft2 | 1,765 m2.

The rink is further divided up by the blue lines at 28.98’ | 8.83 m from center and the goal lines 13.1’ | 4 m from the side boards. There are also nine faceoff spots on an ice hockey rink: one center faceoff, four in the neutral zone and four in the end zones. All faceoff circles have a diameter of 29.5’ | 9 m and spot diameter of 2’ | .6 m except for the center faceoff which is 1’ | .3 m. The end zone faceoffs are centered at 22’ | 6.7 m from the goal lines and the neutral zone faceoffs are 5’ | 1.5 m from the blue lines. The goal creases in front of the goals are 12’ | 3.66 m diameter.

Measured drawing with dimensions of an official International Ice Hockey Rink
International ice hockey rinks are used for international competitions, such as the Olympics, and for play in Europe. International ice hockey rinks measure 200.13’ | 61 m in length, 98.42’ | 30 m in width, and have corner radii of 27.88’ | 8.5 m.

Measured drawing with dimensions of an official International Ice Hockey Rink

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