1A young person who spends time around an ice-hockey rink in the hope of meeting players, watching practice, and spending time on the ice.
- ‘Being a rink rat is not just about skating; it's about hanging out with other rink rats and strutting your stuff.’
- ‘As a kid, Edwards was a bit of a rink rat, playing pick-up games and latching onto teams that needed a last-minute replacement.’
2A synthetic broom used in the game of curling.
- ‘You can purchase your own brush/rink rat or extender pole, however the ice rink has sufficient stocks of brushes for use by all.’