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Posted by John Vlahos 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.
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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.
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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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Posted by John Vlahos on December 29, 2013 at 4:30pm
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So last year had a company install my rink to see how it would be during the winter. Thinking of going with a nicerink.com 24x44 version this year with their plastic boards, etc.Had a question about watering. Last year the company had a pool truck…Continue
Started by Steve 11 hours ago.
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
Started by Daniel robitaille. Last reply by Daniel robitaille on Thursday.
Yes, it's that time of year already :(With temperatures forecasted to reach into the 60s for a couple of days next week, but more importantly even when it settles back down the highs will be in the 40s and the lows in the low to mid-30s. So it seems…Continue
Started by arn. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Feb 20.
At time like this I just keep it clean pick leafs, pucks stick etc up and wait for the cold at night.I get ice melt around the edges on the sunny side, I like to pack a little snow on around the edges on the inside to slow it down.Also pack snow the…Continue
Started by Daniel robitaille. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Feb 2.
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 Daniel robitaille Jan 22.
Hi All,Still have a solid block of ice, with anywhere between 1-4" of water on top. Let freeze naturally or pump some water out of the deeper areas to prevent two layers of ice with water in between or will it adhere together naturally? Never had…Continue
Started by Jason. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Jan 13.
Hello! This is my first post. I’m a father of four (6, 4, 2 and 6months). The 6yo is in hockey for two years now and our 4yo is just getting going on skates. The 2yo has Skate-eez and walks around a little. We live on a lake and this is my first…Continue
Started by Craig. Last reply by Craig Jan 9.
Hello all and hope your Monday is going well. So I've looked at our 5 day forecast and the temps are supposed to rise till Thursday where they're calling for a high of 59F! Any precautions or items I should or shouldn't do to my ice?Continue
Started by JR Pedersen. Last reply by JR Pedersen Jan 9.
Hi everybody!First time rinkbuilder and poster here. Thanks to all of you guys that have provided information, ideas and datatpoints about their experiences. First a little background on the rink design and specifics:My rink is roughly 23'x38'. I'm…Continue
Started by arn. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Jan 9.