What's the deal about rink size?

I've seen some questions here about smaller rinks. I've recently talked to Donna Wilson of VANOC and she said that that GM Place can accomodate both sizes and that they were supposed to build a 2nd rink for UBC to replace Thunderbird Arena that could accomodate both, but halfway through the preparations,... show more I've seen some questions here about smaller rinks. I've recently talked to Donna Wilson of VANOC and she said that that GM Place can accomodate both sizes and that they were supposed to build a 2nd rink for UBC to replace Thunderbird Arena that could accomodate both, but halfway through the preparations, the IIHF and IOC changed plans.

What's the deal?
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