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Brian replied to Steve's discussion First time rink...
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Brian replied to Kevin's discussion Filling the Rink
"ouch, the dreaded slush problem. I've had to address this many times, the folks at…"
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Kevin replied to Kevin's discussion Filling the Rink
"Thank so . One more thing my rink seemed to turn to slush from an over night snow fall. Do I just…"
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Daniel robitaille replied to Steve's discussion First time rink...
"Wood works or a Rubber Runner or old carpet, even thick cardboard If Outside Wet the Carpet down…"
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Daniel robitaille replied to Kevin's discussion Filling the Rink
"You need 4 inches to stand or skate to be safe I always check by standing Slowly right at the…"
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Steve replied to Steve's discussion First time rink...
"Thanks guys. Another question...what if anything are folks using as a runner on the grass to the…"
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Kevin replied to Kevin's discussion Filling the Rink
"Just filled my 20 x 24 rink last night! First time so have a few questions. One end is roughly…"
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Christopher Lane replied to Steve's discussion First time rink...
"The YouTube link is a great one, I built mine and it's going on 4yrs now and no problems. You…"
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Steve replied to Steve's discussion First time rink...
"Thanks Daniel, any link to the rink resurfacer build?"
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Daniel robitaille replied to Steve's discussion First time rink...
"Snowblower as long as you have 4 inches of ice, the weight is not an issue. I use one when there is…"
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Daniel robitaille replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Time to fill in Ontario
"The rink's are in,25 X50 and 8X16 (two rinks) Water is in, just need to Top it all up and Cold…"
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Eileen replied to Steve's discussion First time rink...
"Full disclosure:  this is only my second year so I am a newbie myself. 1.  I have found a…"
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First time rink...

Decided to put in a 24x44 rink into my backyard, having someone do this with 2x12's (just don't…See More
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Eileen replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Winter 2017-2018
"Jealous.  I will keep that in mind for future fills.  This year I was actually relieved…"
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Shawn replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Time to fill in Ontario
""Oh one trick fill some ziplock bags with water to hold the liner down till you get your water…"
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mybackyardicerink.com's Second Win-a-Rink Video Contest 2015-16!

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Posted by mybackyardicerink on July 28, 2015 at 9:30pm

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For almost six years I have admired your contributions to this site.  We want to thank everyone for sharing your knowledge, your unique and creative ideas, for helping each other, and for being so hospitable to the new members!

Together, and because of our passion,  we have reached many milestones!

I would like to ask everyone for input. Please send us your thoughts about this site.  If you have any ideas on on how we can make improve this site in order to provide a better experience for everyone, let us know!  We will try and implement new ideas and features by this coming season.

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Posted by mybackyardicerink on July 20, 2015 at 6:00pm

Ice Dragon review?

Any one out there own a Ice Dragon?  Reviews?  Always looking for the easier, faster, better way of making and maintaining ice.

Ken - Cheboygan, MI

Posted by Ken Milne on January 13, 2015 at 10:40am — 1 Comment

On Frozen Ponds Web series

Learned about this project via another website last year.   At that time they were in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to fund their filming efforts and the first of their four installments was published yesterday, with remaining three to follow over the next several weeks.   Looks to be a great little series celebrating the love of outdoor hockey and dealing with mother nature as we all do to maintain the ice.

(not sure if the this site will successfully embed Vimeo files, but will give it a shot.  Worst case, click on the link below)   

 

Episode 1: Only in New England from On Frozen Ponds on Vimeo.

Posted by Magnus Leslie on January 22, 2014 at 12:24pm — 1 Comment

MA Snow Storm - Need Advice

Hey rink builders, rookie rink guy here!  I only on about 1" of ice right now, and I am expecting about 10" of snow.  Waiting for the snow to melt is not an option.  Here is my potential solution...get ahold of a high volume trash pump from my contractor buddies and circulate the water during the storm to "melt" the snow and keep everything in a liquid state.  Thoughts?  Am I crazy?  I just cant sit on the sidelines with the deep freeze approaching again.

Posted by Andrew Johnston on January 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 11 Comments

Winners of mybackyardicerink.com's Win-a-Rink Video Contest for 2013-14!

We are pleased to announce the winners of our Win-a-Rink Video Contest for 2013-14.

Congratulations to all!

Winners of Win-a-Rink video Contest!

We also want to congratulate all of the participants who entered. We received many amazing videos!

All the videos entered were outstanding and lots of fun to watch! Thank you to ALL the participants for sharing your moments and rinks with us and for your great efforts! All videos will remain online.

It was a very fun contest. Our next contest will be announced in September. Get ready,....

Posted by mybackyardicerink on January 21, 2014 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

how do you fix a corner that is very shallow and cracks when you step on it

My rink has a 9 inch slope and I can not get ice in one of the shallow corners.   It freezes but then cracks when you step on it.  Advice?

Posted by susan silsby on January 3, 2014 at 2:53pm — 3 Comments

It's a Canadian Thing

I remember when I was a young boy. The year was 1967.

You may remember that year.

It was the last time the Leafs won the cup, and I watch every game with great anticipation. 

I was just six years old, but had a good understanding of this Canadian made tradition.



My two brothers and I, Dino who is a year older and Steve, a year younger live with our mom in Ontario Housing in the Jane and Finch area for those that know TORONTO.

Yes it was a “Tough area!”

We were very poor to say the least, but managed to survive.

Even so, my memories of that time are still heart warming.

We played a lot of “Street Hockey.” Organized ice hockey was not possible.

We played on the parking lot of our development year round.

It was a great game and cheap too.

Memories of picking teams, I was always picked last. Never a captain.

I was a very shy and timid kid, but when it came to street hockey, I was fierce and played with the heart of a lion. If I had a nickel for every time the guys called me slasher. Here comes Tony the slasher. “Be afraid……. be very afraid! Ha ha. 



Sporting my favorite team’s jersey and playing until the street lights came on,

I wore out that Montreal Canadians sweater that my mom had given me. 

I pretended to be Ken Dryden. I never understood why the other kids called me a traitor. “Traitor, Slasher” that was me!

I remember the goalie pads were made from the seat foam of a discarded sofa, and a bit of string. It worked quite well and saved a few knee caps along the way I’m sure, especially from my slashing stick. 



I remember the hockey net that was so warn from over use. It had old shoe laces tied in to repair the holes. And the arguments that ensued as to whether or not the puck went through the netting or shot wide.



New hockey sticks were far too costly for us to…
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Posted by Tony in Campbellville, Ontario on October 30, 2013 at 5:29pm — 2 Comments

mybackyardicerink.com's First Ever Win-a-Rink Video Contest 2013-14!

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    First time rink... 9 Replies

    Decided to put in a 24x44 rink into my backyard, having someone do this with 2x12's (just don't have time due to work unfortunately!).  They will also fill it using pool water.Have a couple "newbie" questions:1. What do folks recommend for a…Continue

    Started by Steve. Last reply by Brian 6 hours ago.

    Filling the Rink 9 Replies

    Just a quick question, what makes more sense getting a truck load of water to fill my 20 x 24 rink or use a garden hose?Trying to weight the pros and cons .Also difference in $$$$.I know a truck would fill it in less then a half hour compared to a…Continue

    Started by Kevin. Last reply by Brian yesterday.

    Time to fill in Ontario 5 Replies

    The Weather is turning cold next week in OntarioTime to lay the liner and start…Continue

    Tags: cold

    Started by Daniel robitaille. Last reply by Daniel robitaille on Monday.

    Winter 2017-2018 14 Replies

    Thoughts on this winter?  I've been searching around and it seems like the great lakes might be in for a colder, snowier winter than last (although still warmer than normal). Anyone seeing any different?Continue

    Started by Chad Hodgkins. Last reply by Eileen Dec 6.

    11 mil liner 1 Reply

    Hi,I've bought 6 mil liners in the past from Ironsleek and other local vendors.  I came across a heavy duty 11 mil liner on…Continue

    Started by Chad Hodgkins. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Nov 30.

    Done for the year (planning for next year 2 Replies

    To warm for too longOh well, will start planning for next year. some things I tried this year worked well1: Used a Board for the bottom step the water had to just touch it to know I had enough water.1a: Saved about 4 inches of water over 25X50…Continue

    Started by Daniel robitaille. Last reply by Eileen Mar 22.

    Liner tear where Nicerink bracket meets liner 1 Reply

    Looking to see if anybody has any advice on how to avoid this next season. During a midwinter thaw, I noticed my ice level decreasing an inch or two per day only to find that I had a tear in the liner where the liner met my bracket. My ice survived…Continue

    Started by Brooks Traina. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Mar 21.

    Happy January Thaw! 7 Replies

    To all my Great Lakes brothers and sisters.Here is my forecast for the next 10 days:Gave the rink a long last look before shutting off the lights this evening.Probably start on all of the projects that I've neglected the past few months.  The amount…Continue

    Started by Chad Hodgkins. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Feb 28.

    slush 1 Reply

    Over the past week we have had:1. a small snow storm 2 inches or so, followed by a mix of rain and freezing rain.2. 1 foot of snow two days later3. another foot of snow over the weekend.I was out of town working for 1 & 2, so I got the snow…Continue

    Started by Frank. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Feb 15.

    THE COLD HAS RETURNED 5 Replies

    The cold weather has returned to OntarioJumped on it Friday and did a watering to fill in all the holes from twigs and leafs on the Ice. (That Just adding cold Water)Saturday the Rink look great but for the one corner (Melt was a bit much on the…Continue

    Started by Daniel robitaille. Last reply by Jim Feb 8.

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