rink

Use the noun rink for an indoor area where you can ice skate or roller skate, or for the surface itself. If skating around and around to blasting music is your thing, head to a rink.

An ice rink has an ice-covered surface, benches for changing from shoes to skates, and often places to buy snacks. Roller rinks have skates for rent, a hard surface to skate on, and loud music. Rink first appeared in English in the 14th century, from the Scottish dialect. Though it comes from the Old French renc, "line or row," it was mixed up with ring at some point and came to describe the ring-shaped ice rink.

Definitions of rink
  1. noun
    building that contains a surface for ice skating or roller skating
    synonyms: skating rink
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    types:
    ice, ice rink, ice-skating rink
    a rink with a floor of ice for ice hockey or ice skating
    ice hockey rink, ice-hockey rink
    an ice rink for playing ice hockey
    type of:
    building, edifice
    a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
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