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About Us

Welcome to, the ultimate haven for ice hockey aesthetics enthusiasts! We are the home of the Center Ice Archive, where we curate an extensive collection covering numerous prestigious North American ice hockey leagues. Our primary mission is to capture the rich history of rink layouts and team designs from both the past and present, providing you with an in-depth journey into the captivating world of ice hockey arenas.

Navigation is a breeze—simply click the Menu button at the top of any page, and you'll find all of leagues we cover. Whether your heart lies with the NHL, AHL, college, or any other major ice hockey league, rest assured, we've got you fully covered.

For the most ardent ice hockey aficionados seeking an extra dose of center ice designs, our Faceoff Plus section offers an exclusive peek into additional rinks and riveting stories surrounding the sport.

Detroit Red Wings Center Ice Design
Detroit Red Wings Full Ice Rink Layout
Detroit Red Wings Full Ice 3D Rink Layout

Who Is Behind The Faceoff? is run by one person, but benefits from the invaluable contributions of several partners and contributers.


Alex (N2B) - Animation Design:  Alex has created animations for our scoreboard videos and has even helped bring a few of our scoreboards to life. His animations are professional quality and we are excited to be working with him. Follow him on Twitter: @n2balex

Cory - Research, Promotion: Cory came on board in September of 2012 having already done a lot of research on historical NHL center ice designs. Along with a lot of accuracy-checking, he also spread the word about the site and was largely responsible for the fan-base that we have now.

CF92 - Research, Graphic Design: CF92 also jumped on board in September of 2012 with previous experience in designing ice graphics. His experience has led him to make many of the older ice graphics and has given him a keen eye for accuracy checking on existing ice graphics.

Famous Goal Horns - Goal Horn Partner: Check out his channel on youtube.

Ryan - (Dryve) - 3D Graphic Design:  Ryan began working with the site in 2019, working on 3D scoreboard designs. He is turning many of our 2D scoreboard recreations into 3D masterpieces. Follow him on Twitter: @TheDryve_

Shawn Jones - Ice Research, Graphic Design

Shawn has provided research and reference material for NHL and CHL ices. His work has allowed us to add authentic in-ice advertisements for the CHL section and improve the accuracy of many other ices around the site. Follow him on Twitter: @jones1_shawn

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