Just got screwed over by opposing team's coach..
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10-16-2012, 02:55 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
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As I believe was stated, time is money. Scheduling more time is more money to the people playing obviously.
The rinks book as many games, practices, etc. as they can in a day to make their money. The organization or league book X amount of time for each game. The rink has no responsibility to have extra time between games for them to finish the game. The league or organization didn't pay for that extra ice time and they aren't going to give it away or mess up their schedule.
By the way, I'm in not Canada. I'm in the Pittsburgh area and game curfews are the standard at all rinks. The local HS league made their period lengths longer this year to try and use more of the ice time that they pay for. In doing this, they are risking having more games curfewed though.
The rink doesn't lose any money... The ice is paid for and the make the vast majority of their money from these leagues, not independent rentals. In the GTA, the rink books games on every hour (whether it be 1:30, 2:30 or 1:00, 2:00) and there is an estimated 50 minutes played per game. A 10 minute flood after every 2 games. Normally you're right on time with no curfew. Sometimes you're a bit early, sometimes a bit late in rare circumstance you're really late and the league has to apologize but do their best to go. The rink itself really isn't effected in any way... Especially if there is some kind of bar or restaurant in the rink I which case they actually most likely profit from it.
That said the demand is there... There is easily over a dozen rinks within half an hour of each other and they're all full every night with league games
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