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Arena Photography Guide

One of the key features of RinkAtlas is high-quality photography that helps the hockey community to know what it’s like to attend a game at that arena.

We appreciate any photos that you are willing to contribute to RinkAtlas.  Here are our current photo guidelines:

Legal Guidelines

  • First and foremost, you can only contribute photographs that you took yourself.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must agree to RinkAtlas’ Photo Licensing Policy.  Right now that means that you:
    • grant a perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid up license to your photo to After6 Services LLC, and permit us to use your photo for any commercial purpose, or
    • release your photo under a specific Creative Commons license which permits commercial use.

Photo Subject

  • The subject of the photo that you submit must be the arena or a specific feature of the arena.
  • The  photo should illustrate part of the character of the arena, or the player- or spectator-experience.

Specific Photo Requests

  • In particular we seek the following photos:
    • Outside front of the arena during the day.
    • Outside front of the arena at night.
    • A sign for the arena that is visible from the road.
    • The longest available shot of each ice surface used for playing hockey.
    • Photos of any ice sheets used for practicing skating or partial-ice hockey games.
    • Photos of lobbies or other significant spectator areas.
    • Unique features of the ice surfaces, including 
      • Center ice markings.
      • Championship banners for teams that use the arena as home ice.
      • Banners or plaques honoring players, coaches, or staff of teams that use the arena as home ice.
      • Retired sweater numbers
      • Championship banners listing players’ names
    • Any other unique features of the arena, not discussed above.

How to Submit Photos

Send your photo by email to photos@rinkatlas.com or tweet them to @RinkAtlas.  Please include your:

  • Full name,
  • Postal mailing address 
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Twitter handle
  • The name of the arena where your photo was taken
  • The URL for that arena on RinkAtlas, if you know it

If you are tweeting us and you don’t want to make some of the above information public, let us know and we will DM with you.

This Arena Photography Guide is a work-in-progress.