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 Arena Name, currently limited to one word
If you enter one word contained in an arena’s name, 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. Searching for “new” will return arenas like Aitken University Centre / University of New Brunswick, New England Sports Center, and New York Islanders Iceworks.
Pick the best single word that you can in the arena name. We’re working on multi-word searches, and hope to bring back that capability soon.
- By League
If you enter “NHL”, “AHL”, “ECAC”, “Hockey East”, “Atlantic Hockey”, “Big 10”, “NCHC”, “WCHA”, or “CHA” without quotes, you’ll see arenas used by those leagues. You can also search for “cawlidge hawkey” to see a list of all NCAA Division I arenas (hat tip to John Buccigross).
The search options on RinkAtlas are 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.