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rink rat

noun, Canadian.
a youth who spends a great deal of time at a hockey rink, helping with maintenance work, sweeping, etc., often without pay or in return for free admission to the rink.
Origin of rink rat
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for rink rat

rink rat

(Canadian, informal) a young person who carries out chores at an ice-hockey rink in return for free skating time
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rink rat

noun phrase

A person who frequents hockey rinks, does odd jobs there for free admission, etc (1945+ Canadian)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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