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Hard Dividers

Massachusetts Hockey provides subsidies to make the sport of ice hockey more enjoyable for our participants and make it easier for programs to offer a positive experience to their members.

This subsidy offers $2,500 to any Massachusetts Hockey registered program that wishes to purchase a set of “hard dividers” for their programs to play on age-appropriate playing surfaces, as required in the USA Hockey playing rules.

Why Hard Dividers?

The approved dividers are quick and easy ways to divide the rink and provide cross-ice training using the USA Hockey American Development Model. Cross ice hockey allows players to increase the number of times they touch the puck, their puck possession time and overall speed in playing situations. This translates into quicker development of individual skills and a passion for the game.

How to Order & Receive Hard Dividers

Please register and make payment by clicking on the Massachusetts Hockey Hard Divider Subsidy link below this description.

The association commits to purchase one set of "hard divider" boards through Massachusetts Hockey. The total retail cost is $6,385 which is reduced by the Massachusetts Hockey subsidy. The program is only responsible to pay $3885 plus shipping costs (not to exceed $800) to Massachusetts Hockey. 

Payment will be made as follows:

  • $1,000 nonā€refundable deposit with this application
  • Invoiced $2,885 plus shipping at the time the dividers are shipped

Once payment is made, the association/program will be contacted to arrange for delivery. 

What are Hard Dividers?


  • Built for 85’ wide rinks (Special sizes available)  
  • Rigid 2 x 2 welded aluminum tube frame construction  
  • 3/16” thick white HDPE facing  
  • ½” thick HDPE cap rail available in multiple colors  
  • Easy to use connecting system  
  • Interchangeable gate panel with easy grip lift, drop slide bolt latch and aluminum piano hinge  
  • Radius corners at each end of the system  
  • Adjustable tensioning at each radius panel provides a tight overall fit within your rink
  • Durable storage cart made from galvanized steel with heavy duty casters  

Interlocking frames are quickly set up or taken down by 2 people in less than 15 minutes and are easily moved to and from the portable storage cart. (See videos below for more instructions.)


Jen Dematos

Jen Dematos

Director, Program Services

Phone: 781-664-2700 x103

Hard Divider Resources

Hard Ice Divider Subsidy Program Benefits Go Well Beyond Money

ADM Model, USA Hockey Article on Minnesota

Rink Magazine: Hard Divider Boards

Rink Magazine provides a list of suggestions for assembly and tear down of cross-ice hard dividers.

Cross-Ice Tournaments Cap Season in Michigan

The Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey Association highlights the 8U cross-ice jamborees.

Minnesota Associations Embrace Hard Dividers

Cross-ice hockey in Minnesota is shown to help grow the game and enhance games and tournaments with hard dividers.

New Boards Help Shrink The Rink In Style

USA Hockey Magazine article about the affordable solution that divides the ice while keeping the look and feel of a real rink for cross ice hockey.

Becker Arena Products, Inc.

Becker Arena Products, Inc. is our proud supplier for the ice hockey dividers.