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Posted by mybackyardicerink on July 20, 2015 at 6:00pm
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)
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.
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Win-a-Rink Video Contest for 2013-14.
Congratulations to all!
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,....
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?
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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.
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.
Unfortunately my son is heading to Middle School next year and it will be hard to justify building the rink next winter - especially since he will be heading into Pee Wee travel.Just not enough time !!So, with that said, if anyone knows of somebody…Continue
Started by Broadway Blueshirts. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Mar 8.
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.
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 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.
So after this latest storm in Maine, I am left with about 2 inches of snow layered on top with a sheet of ice and now being hit with rain. I am not sure of the snowblower will have a fighting chance in removing this mess. The weather looks to be…Continue
Started by Brooks Traina. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Jan 26.
So it has been incredibly mild here in the Boston area over the past week or so. We had a leak in our liner and have lost a heck of a lot of ice / water. We are now at a point where we have some exposed liner showing in our shallow end.I think that…Continue
Started by Frank. Last reply by Frank Jan 21.
My rink was ready the kids were Skating and them mother nature said "Let it Rain"Oh and here 2 inches of snow first.I was thinking what a mess the rink is going to be, the driveway and roadways sure were.SO I waited for the rain to stop and the WIND…Continue
Started by Daniel robitaille. Last reply by Jim Jan 18.