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Frank replied to Frank's discussion looking for advise on how to recover from a leak and a big thaw
"So I patched, heated to activate the glue and flooded the rink, floating my slab. Then I marked the…"
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Daniel robitaille replied to Frank's discussion looking for advise on how to recover from a leak and a big thaw
"Add your water to Float the Slab and don't worry about Level till the cold returns Once it…"
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Frank replied to Frank's discussion looking for advise on how to recover from a leak and a big thaw
"I think it must be the same kind of tape. A little heat made a world of difference, the tape is…"
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Stephen replied to Frank's discussion looking for advise on how to recover from a leak and a big thaw
"All you want to do is activate the glue I haven't dealt with nice rink tape mine is the same…"
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Frank replied to Frank's discussion looking for advise on how to recover from a leak and a big thaw
"I patched it with liner tape (which came with the nice rink kit that we bought last year) but…"
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Stephen replied to Frank's discussion looking for advise on how to recover from a leak and a big thaw
"Hopefully you got some liner tape you heat it and it basically becomes one with the liner I use a…"
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Frank replied to Frank's discussion looking for advise on how to recover from a leak and a big thaw
"I went out and patched the liner... turns out that I had three golf ball size holes, that look like…"
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looking for advise on how to recover from a leak and a big thaw

So it has been incredibly mild here in the Boston area over the past week or so. We had a leak in…See More
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Jim replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Rain is not always a bad thing
"It cannot come soon enough to the Chicago land. "
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Daniel robitaille replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Rain is not always a bad thing
"Cold weather will return by end of the month to the east and back to skating "
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Jim replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Rain is not always a bad thing
"I thought the same thing last week got an inch of rain then a dusting of snow I went to check the…"
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Daniel robitaille replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Happy January Thaw!
"I go to the Hockey rink, And like you clean the back Yard up"
Tuesday
Chad Hodgkins posted a discussion

Happy January Thaw!

To all my Great Lakes brothers and sisters.Here is my forecast for the next 10 days:Gave the rink a…See More
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Daniel robitaille commented on Laura Stiehm Carlon's video
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Ice Rink Minnesota. LED lights frozen in ice 2016#

"This is So cool Did you post details on how you did this? Issues you had etc..."
Jan 12
Daniel robitaille posted a discussion

Rain is not always a bad thing

My rink was ready the kids were Skating and them mother nature said "Let it Rain"Oh and here 2…See More
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Brayden Thiergart posted a video
Jan 11
LaSHOOOOSH replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion My Rink is not this long
"haha that is so cool. "
Jan 10
Daniel robitaille posted a discussion

My Rink is not this long

And you thought YOUR rink was long…See More
Jan 9
Daniel robitaille replied to Kit's discussion Leveling
"So how did it go for you did you level or just go with deep Ice?"
Jan 9
Wes replied to Wes's discussion Leaves, Sticks, and other Debris
"Thanks Dan. I will try that as well. I also had a huge limb come down on mine but luckily it…"
Jan 9
 
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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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    looking for advise on how to recover from a leak and a big thaw 7 Replies

    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 3 hours ago.

    Rain is not always a bad thing 3 Replies

    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 on Wednesday.

    Happy January Thaw! 1 Reply

    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 on Tuesday.

    My Rink is not this long 1 Reply

    And you thought YOUR rink was longhttp://www.davemayerconstruction.com/414476976This Was Cool check out the Video a 59.00 secondsContinue

    Started by Daniel robitaille. Last reply by LaSHOOOOSH Jan 10.

    Leveling 5 Replies

    Does anyone have any good ideas for a cheap way to temporarily level out a backyard? I have about 10 inches of grade that I would like to take out without going through the process of hauling dirt in. I have thought about using foam core board but…Continue

    Tags: grade, Leveling

    Started by Kit. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Jan 9.

    Leaves, Sticks, and other Debris 5 Replies

    Well this first year is really testing my patience! Western NY Mother Nature has been unkind. After a leak caused by a warm spell, we are finally cold again and frozen but a wind storm during that warmup blew in so much crap that I have leaves…Continue

    Started by Wes. Last reply by Wes Jan 9.

    Tips for dealing with shell ice 7 Replies

    We were doing really well until we got a huge rainfall followed by a foot of snow. We weren't able to get all of the snow off as it was glued to the ice because of the rain.We flooded over the snow and it made an awful mess of bumpy uneven ice.…Continue

    Started by Marie Haynes. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Jan 9.

    Your thoughts on rink rakes? 11 Replies

    I've been reading all sorts of articles on how to make a rink rake and although everyone says it's easy I don't think it's something I can do. I'm thinking of buying one and would love your thoughts.I bought this piece of junk from Canadian Tire -…Continue

    Started by Marie Haynes. Last reply by Chris Jan 8.

    rink lights 7 Replies

    I am looking for ideas for rink lighting. This is only our second year building a rink, we don't have much in the way of lighting other than a shop light.Our rink is ~150 feet from the house but we do have power next to it.My girls have suggested…Continue

    Started by Frank. Last reply by LaSHOOOOSH Jan 7.

    Flooding and leaks- anyone ever use white Flex Seal? 1 Reply

    I had a nice solid ice base after initial flooding and had 2 good weeks on the ice but we got an evening of rain and then a few inches of snow on top of the rain.  Came out to find a mess.  Shoveled water/ice layer covering 3/4 of the rink but one…Continue

    Started by Henry Gourdeau. Last reply by Frank Jan 3.

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