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mybackyardicerink.com's Second Win-a-Rink Video Contest 2015-16!

Enter our Win-a-Rink Video Contest for your chance to win an NHL looking, backyard ice rink.

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.

You can email me directly at john@mybackyardicerink.com

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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!

Enter our Win-a-Rink Video Contest for your chance to win an NHL looking, backyard ice rink.

Posted by mybackyardicerink on October 30, 2013 at 2:30am

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    Contest 7 Replies

    Does anyone know when/if they will be voting on contest? My neighbors/friends keep asking what's up.

    Started by Christopher Lane. Last reply by Kris Jackson May 14.

    End of backyard rink season? 13 Replies

    Now that we are a full week into March, I am seeing alot of Twitter 'announcements' of backyard rink season coming to an end for folks. Looking like most people had their last skate this past weekend.  Unofficial poll..... how many of you are still…Continue

    Started by Kris Jackson. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Apr 7.

    March is fast approaching...how are your rinks holding up? 6 Replies

    Hi folks,We went through a warm up here in North Dakota last week with temperatures in the mid-40s. Our ice has frozen solid again and we should have a few good days of skating this week before another melt next weekend.This will most likely be our…Continue

    Started by Steven. Last reply by Tom Mar 11.

    Tips for storing your boards 2 Replies

    Tips for storing your boards I've used the same board for 5 year and am still going strongmy thing is to store them off the ground with air gaps between and a slight slopeWater runs off and the wood drys outs. I don't cover then as this keep water…Continue

    Started by Daniel robitaille. Last reply by Mark Cunningham Mar 2.

    Everyone in North East, how are you holding up with the thaw? 19 Replies

    Lost almost all my ice and the wind last night lifted liner in shallow end caused a few rips causing me to lose about an inch or two of water as well. They are patched and I hope the hold. Supposed to be a cold Feb.. This is frustrating but hey I've…Continue

    Started by Christopher Lane. Last reply by Dan D. Feb 24.

    First time rink builder 19 Replies

    Hi Everyone,Just wanted to summarize my rink build for this year in one post and if anyone has ideas or pointers, im all ears. It been a learning experience for sure. Some Materials I used....Size 15ft x 30ft-6 Mil white tarp I ordered online from…Continue

    Started by Rick. Last reply by Kris Jackson Feb 18.

    Rough Ice 2 Replies

    Hey everyone.  After the recent snowstorm that dumped 3'+ of snow and the ensuing thaw, I'm starting to make ice again due to the cold temps here right now and forecast to hang around for the next week or so.  Yesterday we had a couple inches of wet…Continue

    Started by Blaise Malachowski. Last reply by Blaise Malachowski Feb 14.

    First Time build! 16 Replies

    finally build a rink for my Son 1st go at it, but i learned alot from here AFTER I BUILD IT lolNever knew about the website to be honest.Size is 28 x 50 and the land is not level after i paid someone to level it for me this summer who will be coming…Continue

    Started by Corey Marozzo. Last reply by Kris Jackson Feb 12.

    Extreme cold Weather, Toronto, On 5 Replies

    Just wondering with the extreme cold weather that we are in for , how does the ice hold up? Can any ice maintenance  be done during such extreme spells?In the corner of my rink (high side)  I have bit of a rough patch , looks like crystals? Should I…Continue

    Started by Richard. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Feb 12.

    Hot Water Application? 3 Replies

    Just wondering how you apply it?So far I have heard : spot application, use a bucket and apply, or use a hose.Whats your prefer method if flooding with hot water? CheersRichardContinue

    Started by Richard. Last reply by Frank Feb 10.

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