Definition of center ice in US English:

center ice

(British centre ice)


Ice Hockey
  • The central area of a rink, in particular the spot precisely in the center where face-offs take place at the start of each period.

    ‘Ference intercepted the puck at center ice’
    • ‘During the pregame skate, the Hall of Famer stopped Lundberg near center ice.’
    • ‘He picks himself up and skates back toward center ice.’
    • ‘Now 85 and disabled, he came to center ice in a wheelchair and with a caregiver at his side.’
    • ‘At Boston University, he briefly starred at center ice for their varsity hockey squad.’
    • ‘The color guard's flags were unfurled at center ice, and the police band was ready.’