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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.
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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Posted by John Vlahos on December 29, 2013 at 4:30pm
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Kris Jackson Nov 2.
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.