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Daniel robitaille replied to Alan MacPherson's discussion End Boards liner solution
"I use 1X 1/2 boards to hold the liner on the end then cut off neat Real I would just run it up an…"
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Mathieu Leblond replied to Alan MacPherson's discussion End Boards liner solution
"I would just put the boards behind. That inch and a half hasn't been an issue for me but…"
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Alan MacPherson posted a discussion

End Boards liner solution

First timer here, looking for some ideas on what to do with the liner at the ends of my rink. I'm…See More
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"Welcome, ask away, everyone here was new once. Feel free to post rink pictures we all love seeing…"
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Kris Jackson replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Ice thickness answer
"Oh Tom, sorry, I can understand the feeling of waiting for the cold and for the rink to freeze.…"
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Daniel robitaille replied to John Gramza's discussion Plywood Boards
"Hang the boards over the edge after the ice is in (sit on the ice) and brace. here is a…"
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Tom replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Ice thickness answer
"Kris, 18”? You’ll be skating in April!!  We’ve had 3 days of 50 degree…"
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John Gramza posted a status
"I have constructed 18 panels that were going to install after laying the plastic and filling. My goal is to put them on top of the 2x6"
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Kris Jackson replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Ice thickness answer
"So I have 18" on my deepest end.  And it is frozen solid, like all 18" of ice. …"
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Kris Jackson replied to John Gramza's discussion Plywood Boards
"Can you add the 4 x 8 plywood sheets on the outside perimeter of your rink? That way the liner…"
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John Gramza posted a discussion

Plywood Boards

i've installed 2 x 6 x 8 boards which I've done for years. this year I want to add 4 x 8 plywood…See More
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Eileen replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Ice thickness answer
"Thanks Daniel! Eileen"
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Daniel robitaille posted a discussion

Ice thickness answer

So for a backyard rink A least 4 inches of water supported iceFYI indoor hockey rink ice is a lot…See More
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Daniel robitaille replied to Steve's discussion Is it time?
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Steve replied to Steve's discussion Is it time?
"Still need to trim the liner on the sides."
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Steve replied to Steve's discussion Is it time?
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Steve replied to Steve's discussion Is it time?
"I also somehow caused a tiny tear hole in my liner. Probably poked it when I was putting in…"
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Win-A-Rink Video Contest 2018-19 !

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Home Zamboni Ice Resurfacer - Neat design !

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

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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

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Posted by John Vlahos 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

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    End Boards liner solution 2 Replies

    First timer here, looking for some ideas on what to do with the liner at the ends of my rink. I'm going to use 4 foot high boards on the ends but don't want the liner going all the way over the boards. My side boards are going to be 16" high. Should…Continue

    Started by Alan MacPherson. Last reply by Daniel robitaille 7 hours ago.

    Ice thickness answer 4 Replies

    So for a backyard rink A least 4 inches of water supported iceFYI indoor hockey rink ice is a lot less as it 100% supported (no water under it)Continue

    Started by Daniel robitaille. Last reply by Kris Jackson yesterday.

    Plywood Boards 2 Replies

    i've installed 2 x 6 x 8 boards which I've done for years. this year I want to add 4 x 8 plywood boards after laying the plastic down. I don't want the plastic going over the 4 x 8 plywood. any ideas that won't compromise the integrity of the…Continue

    Started by John Gramza. Last reply by Daniel robitaille yesterday.

    Is it time? 14 Replies

    So weather over the next 7 days (in Toronto) shows lows of - 7 over nights Friday sat sun. Next week highs are 0 - 4 degrees and overnights are low single digit negatives.Thoughts?Continue

    Started by Steve. Last reply by Daniel robitaille on Sunday.

    2018-19 Backyard rink season 3 Replies

    Alright, time to start sharing your rinks and showing us where y'all are at in the build.  I was able to fill my 24'x40' rink last night and it is now starting to freeze and another step closer to skating.  That's the benefit to living in northern…Continue

    Started by Kris Jackson. Last reply by Eileen Nov 25.

    So close... 7 Replies

    But so far away?  Was thinking maybe I could fill on Saturday, but looks like we go above zero from Thursday through the following week.…Continue

    Started by Steve. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Nov 23.

    Cheap Leveling 3 Replies

    Curious to know if anyone has come up with a cheap way to level out their rink?  I have about 10 inches of grade I need to take out.  I have looked at all kinds of different solutions:  used pallets, insulation board, foam blocks, hay bales, bags…Continue

    Started by Kit. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Nov 15.

    Frozen Ground Issue-Twin Cities, MN 2 Replies

    Just a question into the experts for what you guys would do.Very early ground freeze, a hectic schedule and a late start to getting my boards up has led me to a challenge.  I went out to see how frozen the ground was this morning and couldn't get my…Continue

    Started by Josh Shackelford. Last reply by Josh Shackelford Nov 15.

    Yes it time to start the rink 3 Replies

    Now is the time before it too cold to make sure you have the boards, the stakes  the ground is level, Screws nails nuts and bolts PaintLights, more lightsDraw out this years plan if you need onePrepaint the boards or touch up the paint jobs from…Continue

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    Started by Daniel robitaille. Last reply by Kris Jackson Nov 2.

    What size liner should I get? How much water do I need 4 Replies

    Found a site with a calculator for anyone who needs to knowhttp://www.backyard-hockey.com/2012/08/06/updated-backyard-rink-calculators/Continue

    Started by Daniel robitaille. Last reply by John Vlahos Oct 30.

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