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Ice in the rink is less than an inch thick.

 

Ice in the rink is less than an inch thick.





The ice layer in a professional hockey rink is only ¾ inches (1.90 cm) thick and is kept at -9℃ (16℉).

Thinner ice layers allow the water to freeze faster and harder.

The thicker the ice, the softer and slower it becomes.

Ice hockey is one of the most intense and fast-paced sports in the world. The sport is known for its high-energy intermittent skating, fast swings, quick change of pace and duration - and a lot of body contact.

It all is made possible because of the ice on the rink.

If you've ever attended a live hockey game or enjoyed watching it on television, you might be curious to know more about the ice surface and its total thickness. 

This article will show you more information about the thickness of the ice in a hockey rink.

Many believe all you need to do to make the ice on a hockey rink is to pour a lot of water on the rink and wait for it to freeze. Well, the process is much more sophisticated and comprehensive than that.

A massive indirect refrigeration system is utilized to help the ice hockey surface freeze and stay at the necessary temperature. With the help of a network of pipes beneath the ice, this refrigeration device can pump up to 10,000 gallons of freezing brine water each minute

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