TABLE OF CONTENTS I I HF OFF I C I AL RULE BOOK 2022 / 23 – SECT I ON 01 35 PLAY I NG AREA The circles shall be marked with a red line 5 cm (2 in) wide with a radius of 4.50 m (15 ft) from the center of the Face-off Spots. At the outer edge of both sides of each Face-off Circle and parallel to the “Goal Line”, two red lines 5 cm (2 in) wide and 60 cm (2 ft) in length and 1.70 m (5 ft, 7 in) apart shall be marked. 30 cm (1 ft) away from the outer edge of the Face-off Spot, two red lines 5 cm (2 in) wide shall be drawn parallel with the side Boards that shall be 1.20 m (4 ft') in length and 45 cm (1 ft, 10 in) apart. Parallel to the end Boards, commencing at the end of the line nearest to the Face-off Spot, a red line 5 cm (2 in) wide shall extend 90 cm (3 ft) in length. ➔ For more information refer to Appendix VI – Infographics 1.10. ICE CLEANING Aside from the normal ice resurfacing that is performed during the intermissions between each period of play. If applicable, additional snow removal activities shall be performed. »For more information refer to IIHF Sport Regulations RULE 2 GOAL POSTS AND NETS 2.1. GOAL POSTS Each Rink must have two (2) “Goal Nets”, one at either end of the Rink. The “Goal Net” is comprised of a Goal frame and netting. The open end of the goal net must face Center ice. Each Goal Net must be located in the center of the Goal Line at either end and must be installed in such manner as to remain stationary during the progress of the game. The Goal posts must be kept in position by means of flexible pegs affixed in the ice or floor, but which displace the Goal Net from its moorings upon significant contact. The holes for the goal pegs must be located exactly on the Goal Line. The Goal posts shall be of an approved design and material, extending vertically 1.22 m (48 in) above the surface of the ice and set 1.83 m (72 in) apart measured from the inside of the posts. A crossbar of the same material as the Goal posts shall extend from the top of one post to the top of the other. The Goal posts and crossbar shall be painted in red color and all other exterior surfaces shall be painted in white color. Circle Radius 450 Line, blue, 5 cm wide Center Line red, 30 cm wide Center Ice Spot blue, 30 cm diameter 50 360 120 120 120 Circle Radius 450 170 225 45 90 90 90 22,5 22,5 90 60 120 120 60 60 85 85 FACE-OFF SPOT AND CIRCLE AT CENTER ICE FACE-OFF SPOT AND CIRCLE END ZONES 0 1 S E C T I ON · P L AY I NG AR E A