Definition of rink rat in English:

rink rat

noun

informal
  • 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.’