\ˈriŋk \

Definition of rink 

1a : a smooth extent of ice marked off for curling or ice hockey

b : a surface of ice for ice-skating also : a building containing such a rink

c : an enclosure for roller-skating

2 : an alley for lawn bowling

3 : a team in bowls or curling

Examples of rink in a Sentence

The hockey team is practicing at the rink.

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Corner rink seats were $95 to $105 per game in the lower bowl and $35 to $40 in the upper deck. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "How much money can Seattle NHL fans expect to pay for tickets? More than in most other sports," 5 Dec. 2018 Since that Spring in 2017, Official Rebrand has travelled from a campus in rural Ohio, to the runways of New York Fashion Week, to an ice rink installation at Art Basel Miami, to the pages of the New York Times Style section. Sessa Tate, Teen Vogue, "MI Leggett Is the Non-Binary Designer Fighting to Dismantle Gender Norms," 15 Aug. 2018 According to the site, before the mall's return to 1985 for Stranger Things, Gwinnett Place served as the setting for a skate rink scene in last year's '90s-set I, Tonya. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Stranger Things Season 3 First Look: Hawkins Is Getting a Fancy New Mall," 16 July 2018 An indoor ice rink and soccer fields have also been suggested. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "3 firms compete to develop state-owned site in Tinley Park," 13 July 2018 From the rink to the links, Garrett Rank is trading his skates for golf spikes next weekend. Adam Woodard, USA TODAY, "NHL referee, cancer survivor Garrett Rank qualifies for 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock," 5 June 2018 Away from the rink, Medvedeva describes herself as a homebody who finds calm after practice by going to her room in her family’s apartment, closing the door and reading a book or searching the internet. Jeré Longman, New York Times, "Has Evgenia Medvedeva Missed Her Moment, Even Before It Arrives?," 21 Feb. 2018 Adam spent much of 2017 away from the rink because of an injury, but took part in the 2017 Bridgestone Skate America competition where the gnarly shoulder moment happened. Lilian Min, Cosmopolitan, "14 Things to Know About Adam Rippon, Team USA's Comeback Figure Skater," 5 Jan. 2018 Synthetic skating rink, entertainment, carousel, Santa; Kick Off 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, mall hours through Jan. 6, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond; free (425-869-2640 or redmondtowncenter.com/event/winter-wonderland-kick-off). Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Community calendar: Seattle Center Winterfest, tree lightings, holiday shopping and more," 21 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of rink

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for rink

Middle English (Scots) rinc area in which a contest takes place, from Anglo-French renc row, lists — more at rank entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of rink

: an often enclosed area that has a special surface of ice, smooth pavement, etc., and that is used for skating


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Kids Definition of rink

: a place for ice-skating or roller-skating

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