ASTM F1703 - 13

    Standard Guide for Skating and Ice Hockey Playing Facilities

    Active Standard ASTM F1703 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.66

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


      Format Pages Price  
    PDF Version 12 $48.00   ADD TO CART
    Print Version 12 $48.00   ADD TO CART
    Standard + Redline PDF Bundle 24 $57.60   ADD TO CART


    1. Scope

    1.1 The intent of this guide is to provide consistent considerations for the design, construction, and retrofitting of ice skating and ice hockey playing facilities. It is intended to establish guidelines that will provide a level of functionality for recreational skating, conformity for the purpose of competition and reduce potential hazards to skaters, players, game officials, spectators, and employees.

    1.2 This guide should be taken into consideration by owners/operators, architects, planners, engineers, equipment manufacturers, construction companies, construction contractors, and appropriate inspectors who may be involved in the design and construction of new ice skating/hockey playing facilities. Whenever possible, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency should be taken into consideration in the planning and design of facilities. This guide applies only to the construction and development of new ice skating/hockey playing facilities. Portions, however, may be useful for renovation projects, such as, replacing worn out dasherboards.

    1.3 Every arena is unique in material, architecture, and engineering, and therefore will require technical review. This guide is not meant to provide an architectural prototype, but is a guide to set forth measures for the development of safer ice arena venues.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in SI units are for information only.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ANSI Standards

    ANSIZ535 Specification for Signs

    ANSIZ535 Warning Labels

    ANSIZ87.1 Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices

    ANSIZ97.1 Specification for Glass

    Other Standards

    MIL-STD-810F Environmental Engineering Considerations Laboratory Tests

    ASTM Standards

    A53/A53M Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless

    A60 Specification for Chromium-Vanadium Steel Bars for Springs Withdrawn. The last approved version of this historical standard is referenced on www.astm.org.

    A185/A185M Specification for Steel Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain, for Concrete

    C150 Specification for Portland Cement

    C260 Specification for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete

    C494/C494M Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Concrete

    C578 Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation

    D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension

    D1056 Specification for Flexible Cellular Materials--Sponge or Expanded Rubber

    D1667 Specification for Flexible Cellular Materials--Poly (Vinyl Chloride) Foam (Closed-Cell)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.10 (Sports facilities)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F1703-13

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.

    ASTM F1703

    Citing ASTM Standards
    Back to Top