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    Rink Numbers

    does anyone know if there is a list of number of rinks per country?

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    Rinks

    In the IIHF anual report they give the number of rinks per country. But this is not a 100% coverage.
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    This is two years old, but it should give you a rough idea of the amount of rinks around...

    http://www.iihf.com/iihf/member/Surv...%20players.pdf

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    Wow, that's super interesting. Thanks for the link!

    Canada and US have about the same number of registered players, but Canada has a lot more rinks.

    Russia only has about 1/7 the number of registered Canadian players. And there are actually more Czechs registered even though the population is a lot smaller. I guess that shows the popularity of hockey in Czech. Finland and Sweden are also in the same range. But Slovakia has a lot less players, it's amazing that they can compete at the elite level and have so many NHL players.

    Japan, Germany, France, and Switzerland actually have more registered players than Slovakia.

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    There are currently 2 irregular size rinks in the Philippines and a 3rd one is under construction with Olympic size, so that's a total of 2 + 1 rinks in the Philippines

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    Hmm, as much I know, Estonia have 4 rinks Where you can play hockey. 0 hockey arenas. In my townt, there is one supermarket-icerink. But its second larger in estonia.
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    There are 8 rinks listed in Mexico under the national hockey federation, plus another six independent rinks.

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    From what I understand, there's a second rink in Taiwan. There's the main big one (actually an ice pad off to the side of the main arena, which doesn't have ice but does have the capability) and then there's a much smaller one in a town on the outskirts of Taipei, I can't recall the name, sorry.
    This is what I was told by players who live and play in Taipei.

    Also, from what Jose Luis ARG has said and given links to, there appears to be at least one indoor rink in Argentina, though it's not full sized.

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    New Zealand now has six rinks...yippee.....two hands needed to count them all now!
    Two are in the north island and four in the south island.
    There are no rinks from south Auckland down to Christchurch. This is a shame as NZ has a lot of inline players who could easily play both and really swell the numbers.
    There has been talk about an ice rink being developed in Wellington, but nothing has happened.
    Until there are more, NZ will struggle to find the depth to keep filling national team rosters.

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    Number of rinks in Hungary:

    2002: 4 indoor, 10 outdoor

    2004: 9 indoor, 13 outdoor

    2006: 13 indoor, 20 outdoor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krisz View Post
    Number of rinks in Hungary:

    2002: 4 indoor, 10 outdoor

    2004: 9 indoor, 13 outdoor

    2006: 13 indoor, 20 outdoor
    now that's what I call rapid improvement.

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    There are 12 indoor rinks in Latvia (the above link reports 11).
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    Quote Originally Posted by zatch View Post
    This is two years old, but it should give you a rough idea of the amount of rinks around...

    http://www.iihf.com/iihf/member/Surv...%20players.pdf
    View it with care though as there were nowhere near 16 artificial outdoor facilities in Romania at that point for instance. If...they are not refering to non-artificial ice rinks, but then the number will be less accurate anyway.

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    How many Rinks you have seen ?

    Here you can put it in the List:

    http://www.icehopper.de/wbblite/rank...8673cc672dac2b

    If the Stadium is not in the List you can create the stadium.


    This is my List:

    http://www.icehopper.de/wbblite/stad...3d9867749a62e9

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    In Serbia, there are 3 indoor rinks, and one outdoor. Two in Belgrade, one in Novi Sad, and one outdoor in Subotica.

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    There is a small indoor rink in Buenos Aires, argentina that I skated at once while i lived there. It is called my way- pista de hielo. It's Link is http://www.myway-online.com.ar/new/
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    here a list of ice rinks (mainly for skating) in Brasil

    http://www.patinacaonogelo.com/

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    Other indoor rinks

    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyhangover View Post
    There is a small indoor rink in Buenos Aires, argentina that I skated at once while i lived there. It is called my way- pista de hielo. It's Link is http://www.myway-online.com.ar/new/
    There are also small rinks at::hockey1:

    www.theiceplanet.com.ar
    www.winterweb.com.ar/

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    Spain has now 11 indoor rinks and 1 outdoor.

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    Slovenia has less registred players than South Africa, Serbia, Romania, New Zealand, Mongolia, Mexico, Korea or Australia... and every slovenian player could own four indoor rinks in Canada... :)

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    8 rings in Slovenia (all indoor)

    3 Ljubljana
    Maribor
    Celje
    Kranj
    Jesenice
    Bled

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coss View Post
    8 rings in Slovenia (all indoor)

    3 Ljubljana
    Maribor
    Celje
    Kranj
    Jesenice
    Bled
    Is the Kranj rink still open? I thought Triglav were playing in Bled because of problems with the Kranj rink?

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    At the moment, there's no ice rink in Kranj. New rink is in the process of building, but whether it is going to be finished by the beginning of the next season is still a question.


    Croatia has two indoor ice rinks (The main one in "Dom Sportova" is likely to be closed for a year or two due to reconstruction) and three open rinks.

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    The latest news (5.4.2007) are the new ice hall will be opened in August.

    Last game Triglav played in home town was five years ago when they lost home ice.

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    Brazil

    Brazil:
    reffering http://www.iceskating.com.br/ondepatinar.htm

    1)Florianópolis –SC
    Floripa Shopping - Rodovia SC401, n.3116

    2)Brasília –DF
    Park Shopping - SAI/SO - QD 01 Área 6580

    3)Belo Horizonte –MG
    BH Shopping - Rodovia BR 356, 3049 - Belvedere

    4)Campos do Jordão –SP
    Centro de Lazer Tarundu.
    www.tarundu.com.br

    5)São Paulo –SP
    Shopping Eldorado
    www.shoppingeldorado.com.br

    6)Rio de Janeiro – RJ
    Barra Ice www.patinacaonogelo.com.br

    7)Monte Verde - MG
    Pista de Patinação no Gelowww.patinacaonogelo.hpg.ig.com.br

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    Quote Originally Posted by d9k View Post
    Brazil:
    reffering http://www.iceskating.com.br/ondepatinar.htm

    1)Florianópolis –SC
    Floripa Shopping - Rodovia SC401, n.3116

    2)Brasília –DF
    Park Shopping - SAI/SO - QD 01 Área 6580

    3)Belo Horizonte –MG
    BH Shopping - Rodovia BR 356, 3049 - Belvedere

    4)Campos do Jordão –SP
    Centro de Lazer Tarundu.
    www.tarundu.com.br

    5)São Paulo –SP
    Shopping Eldorado
    www.shoppingeldorado.com.br

    6)Rio de Janeiro – RJ
    Barra Ice www.patinacaonogelo.com.br

    7)Monte Verde - MG
    Pista de Patinação no Gelowww.patinacaonogelo.hpg.ig.com.br
    The only real ice rink with a decent size for playing hockey is located in Campos do Jordao. Others are small rink inside malls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davide View Post
    The only real ice rink with a decent size for playing hockey is located in Campos do Jordao. Others are small rink inside malls
    no doubt davide see it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZextkKAjbVo

    mas mesmo assim...:-)

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    Does anyone know what exactly a "registered player" means?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Injektilo View Post
    Does anyone know what exactly a "registered player" means?
    Are registered with their national federation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d9k View Post
    no doubt davide see it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZextkKAjbVo

    mas mesmo assim...:-)

    Holy S**T! This is a great way to learn how to keep your head up. This is definately not a rink for sissies.

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    this thread should be updated more often i think :-)

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    Slovenia

    And how about Slovenia ? They have 7 rinks - yes, that's S E V E N - and have qualified for the Olympics.
    How about that?

    And how about my own website covering NHL hockey: PP

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    Denmark has officially 25 skating arenas for all kinds of ice sports (artistic skating, curling, icehockey)
    Same areas have two rinks next to each other so it gives some overlap.

    You have 16 ice hockey clubs, so that is more the number of rinks for playing opportunity one should calculate with.

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