1 – Rink

101 Dimensions of the rink

  1. The rink shall be 40 m x 20 m and enclosed by a board with rounded corners, which is approved by the IFF and marked accordingly.

    The rink shall be rectangular, the measures indicating length x width. The smallest rink allowed is 36 m x 18 m, and the largest is 44 m x 22 m.

102 Markings on the rink

  1. All markings shall be made with lines, 4-5 cm in width, in a clearly visible colour.
  2. A centre line and a centre spot shall be marked.

    The centre line shall be parallel to the short sides of the rink and divide the rink into two halves of equal size.

  3. Goal creases measuring 4 m x 5 m shall be marked 2,85 m from the short sides of the rink.

    The goal creases shall be rectangular, and the measures indicate length x width including the lines. The goal creases shall be centred in relation to the long sides of the rink.

  4. Goalkeeper areas measuring 1 m x 2,5 m shall be marked 0,65 m in front of the rear limits of the goal creases.

    The goalkeeper areas shall be rectangular, and the measures indicate length x width including the lines. The goalkeeper areas shall be centred in relation to the long sides of the rink.

  5. The rear lines of the goalkeeper areas shall also serve as goal lines. Marks for the goal posts shall be made on the rear lines of the goalkeeper areas, so that the distance between the marks is 1,6 m.

    The goal lines shall be centred in relation to the long sides of the rink. The marks for the goal posts shall be made either with interruptions in the rear lines of the goalkeeper area or with short lines, perpendicular to the rear lines of the goalkeeper area.

  6. Face-off dots shall be marked on the centre line and on the imaginary extensions of the goal lines, 1.5 m from the long sides of the rink not exceeding 30 cm in diameter.

    The face-off dots shall be marked as crosses. The dots on the centre line may be imaginary.

103 Goal cages

  1. Goal cages, approved by the IFF and marked accordingly, shall be placed with the posts on the prescribed marks.

    The openings of the goal cages shall face the centre spot.

104 Substitution zones

  1. Substitution zones with a length of 10 m shall be marked along one of the long sides of the rink, 5 m from the centre line, and include players’ benches.

    The substitution zones shall be marked on both sides of the board. The width of the substitution zones shall not exceed 3 m, measured from the board. The players’ benches shall be placed at an appropriate distance from the board and have room for nineteen persons each.The substitution zone can also be marked on top of the rink, using a different colour.

105 Secretariat and penalty benches

  1. A secretariat with penalty benches shall be placed opposite the substitution zones, by the centre line.

    The secretariat and the penalty benches shall be placed at an appropriate distance from the board. There shall be separate penalty benches for each team, placed on each side of the secretariat. The penalty benches shall have room for at least two persons each. Exemption for the placing of the secretariat and the penalty benches may be given by the administrating authority. If this is the case there shall be left a minimum of 2 m space in between the penalty bench and the substitution benches.

106 Inspection of the rink

  1. The referees shall, at an early stage before the match, inspect the rink and ensure that defects are corrected.

    All defects shall be reported. The organiser is responsible for correcting defects and for keeping the board in a proper condition during the match. All dangerous objects shall be removed or padded.