Temporarily Reduced Search Options as a Result of Database Change

On July 24, we began the process of changing the database that powers the RinkAtlas website and API. This was the result of a decision by Google Cloud to sunset the database that RinkAtlas had been using since September 2016.

There are several significant differences between the database we’ve moved to and our previous database. As a result several of our query techniques have been temporarily disabled.

Current Search Options

Here are the ways that the RinkAtlas database can be searched at the moment:

  • By League

If you enter “NHL” or “AHL”, without quotes, you’ll see arenas used by those leagues. The other league listings that we have supported in the past will be added as soon as possible.

  • By Current Arena Name, limited to first word only, case-sensitive

If you enter the first word of an arena’s current name with the proper capitalization, you’ll be shown the listings for any matching arenas.

In other words, searching for “Madison” will return Madison Ice Arena and Madison Square Garden. The search is currently case-sensitive, which means that you must capitalize the first letter, otherwise you will not get the arena listings that you are seeking.

Summary

The search options on RinkAtlas are extremely limited at the moment, but we are committed to recreating all of our search capabilities as soon as possible.

This article will be updated as we restore other search functions.

Thanks for your continued support and interest in RinkAtlas.