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rink

1. an expanse of ice for skating on, esp one that is artificially prepared and under cover
2. an area for roller skating on
3. a building or enclosure for ice skating or roller skating
4. Bowls a strip of the green, usually about 5--7 metres wide, on which a game is played
5. Curling the strip of ice on which the game is played, usually 41 by 4 metres
6. (in bowls and curling) the players on one side in a game
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rink

1. A bounded space of ice, usually enclosed, for skating, curling, or ice hockey matches.
2. A bounded space, usually enclosed, with a smooth floor, of wood or asphalt, for roller skating.
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The quality of entries was remarkable, as always, and winner Easington Community School designed a wonderful building, incorporating ice and bowling rinks, for a vacant plot in Bishop Auckland.
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The facilities, which include eight indoor bowling rinks, have been funded by a pounds 1.2m lottery fund along with grants from Newcastle City Council and the Single Regeneration Budget.
The successful Yorkshire bowlers, who feared for their future after the closure of Huddersfield Sports Centre and the fruitless search for a new venue, have a lifeline in the shape of Oldham Council, which has a new PS11m leisure centre with four bowling rinks.
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