IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24

TABLE OF CONTENTS IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24 – SECTION 01 19 PLAYING AREA 1.5. LINES Goal Lines: A red line, 5 cm wide, shall be drawn across the entire width of the ice surface, 4.0 m from each end of the ice surface and continued vertically along the side of the Boards. This line shall be referred to as the "Goal Line". The Goal posts and nets shall be set in such a manner as to remain stationary during the process of the game. Goal Crease: In front of each Goal, an area shall be marked by a red line 5 cm wide, named as the “Goal Crease”. Blue Lines: The ice surface between the Goals shall be divided into three (3) zones by lines, 30 cm in width, and blue in color, and extended completely across the Rink, parallel with the Goal Lines, and continued vertically up the side of the Boards, named as the “Blue Lines”. In case advertising is allowed on the Boards, the lines must be marked at least on the Kick Plate. Center Line: Another line, 30 cm in width and red in color, drawn completely across the Rink on center ice, parallel with the Goal Lines and continued vertically up the side of the Boards, named as the “Center Line”. In case advertising is allowed on the Boards, the lines must be marked at least on the Kick Plate. ➔ For more information refer to Appendix VI – Infographics. 1.6. DIVISION OF ICE SURFACE Defending Zone: The portion of the ice surface in which the Goal is situated shall be called the “Defending Zone” of the Team defending that goal. Neutral Zone: The central portion shall be known as the “Neutral Zone”. Attacking Zone: The portion farthest from the defended Goal shall be the “Attacking Zone”. Players’ Bench Team A Players’ Bench Team B Goal Team B Goal Team A Blue Line Blue Line Center Line Defending Zone Team A Attacking Zone Team A Attacking Zone Team B Defending Zone Team B Neutral Zone O cial Scorekeeper Box Penalty Box Team A Penalty Box Team B 01 SECTION · PLAYING AREA

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