from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An area surfaced with smooth ice for skating, hockey, or curling.
- n. A smooth floor suited for roller-skating.
- n. A building that houses a surface prepared for skating.
- n. A section of a bowling green large enough for holding a match.
- n. A team of players in quoits, bowling, or curling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A man, especially a warrior or hero.
- n. A ring; a circle.
- n. A sheet of ice prepared for playing certain sports, such as hockey or curling.
- n. A surface for roller skating.
- n. A building housing a skating rink.
- n. A team in a competition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The smooth and level extent of ice marked off for the game of curling.
- n. An artificial sheet of ice, generally under cover, used for skating; also, a floor prepared for skating on with roller skates, or a building with such a floor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To skate on or in a rink.
- n. A man; especially, a warrior or hero.
- n. A ring; a circle.
- n. A section of a sheet of ice, generally from 32 to 45 yards in length and 8 or 9 feet in breadth, measured off for playing the game of curling.
- n. The persons playing any one game on such a curling-rink.
- n. A sheet of artificially prepared ice, usually under cover, for skating on; or a smooth flooring, generally of asphalt or wood, on which roller-skating is practised.
- n. The building or inclosure containing such a surface prepared for skating.
- n. In lawn-bowls, a division of the green, about 20 feet in width, the center of which is marked on the bank at each end by a pin or other device.
- n. A side in a match. In curling, a rink consists of 4 players (called the leader, second player, third player, and skip or driver), each playing 2 bowls.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. building that contains a surface for ice skating or roller skating
While many Meadowvale residents are in bed at about 11 p.m. most nights, one man is busy tending to what he calls the rink of dreams.
The Olympic rink is 10 ft. longer and 13 ft. wider than the NHL rink, which apparently affects defensive schemes and the general flow of the game. sigfraud says:
An NHL rink is 85 feet by 200 feet — a decidedly small place for 10 skaters (an international rink is slightly larger).
When I was a kid we had natural ice rinks in all the parks and now a natural rink is impractical.
A few weeks ago they started cordoning off the rink from the gym, school and other facilities.
The Cubs invited Wrigleyville residents to a community skate Sunday before the rink is dismantled ($10 for a one-hour shift, with proceeds benefiting the Cubs Care grants fund).
But did y'aaaalll know ... that bad-guy wrestlers and gladiators always (seem to) enter the rink from the left?
"The heart of the backyard rink is this: It connects me to the people I love," Falla says.
The North American rink is narrower and the schedule is more grueling.
Then I called the rink and had to ask them to repeat their fee twice, because I was pretty sure I heard wrong.