Each Rink shall be provided with seats or benches for the use by Players of both Teams. The only people allowed on or at the Players’ Benches are the dressed Players and not more than eight (8) persons, including Coach and non-playing Team Personnel. Teams must use the same Player’s Bench for the duration of a game. The accommodations provided, including benches and doors, must be uniform for both Teams.
The Players’ Benches shall be placed immediately alongside the ice as near to the center of the Rink as possible. Two (2) doors for each Players’ Bench must be uniform in location and size and as conveniently close to the Dressing Rooms as possible. Each Players’ Bench should be 10 m in length and 1.50 m in width and when situated in the spectator area, shall be separated from the spectators by a Protective Glass to afford the necessary protection for the Players and Team Personnel.
The Players’ Benches shall be on the same side of the playing surface opposite the Penalty Box and should be separated by a substantial distance, if possible. Note: The designated Home Team is entitled to its choice of Players’ Bench if not otherwise defined.
Regel 3.2: Penalty Box
Each Rink must be provided with benches or seats to be known as the “Penalty Box”.
Separate Penalty Boxes shall be provided for each Team and they shall be situated on opposite sides directly across the ice from the Players’ Benches. Teams must use the “Penalty Box” opposite their Players’ Bench and must use the same “Penalty Box” for the duration of a game. Each “Penalty Box” should be at least 4.0 m in length and 1.50 m in width and shall be separated from the spectators by a Protective Glass to afford the necessary protection for the Players.
Each Penalty Box must be of the same size and quality, offering no advantage to either Team in any manner and must have only one door for both entry and exit and must be operated only by the “Penalty Box Attendant”. Only the Penalty Box Attendant, penalized Skaters, and Game Officials are allowed access to the Penalty Boxes.