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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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