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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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Now that we are a full week into March, I am seeing alot of Twitter 'announcements' of backyard rink season coming to an end for folks. Looking like most people had their last skate this past weekend. Unofficial poll..... how many of you are still…Continue
Started by Kris Jackson. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Apr 7.
Hi folks,We went through a warm up here in North Dakota last week with temperatures in the mid-40s. Our ice has frozen solid again and we should have a few good days of skating this week before another melt next weekend.This will most likely be our…Continue
Started by Steven. Last reply by Tom Mar 11.
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Started by Daniel robitaille. Last reply by Mark Cunningham Mar 2.
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Started by Christopher Lane. Last reply by Dan D. Feb 24.
Hi Everyone,Just wanted to summarize my rink build for this year in one post and if anyone has ideas or pointers, im all ears. It been a learning experience for sure. Some Materials I used....Size 15ft x 30ft-6 Mil white tarp I ordered online from…Continue
Started by Rick. Last reply by Kris Jackson Feb 18.
Hey everyone. After the recent snowstorm that dumped 3'+ of snow and the ensuing thaw, I'm starting to make ice again due to the cold temps here right now and forecast to hang around for the next week or so. Yesterday we had a couple inches of wet…Continue
Started by Blaise Malachowski. Last reply by Blaise Malachowski Feb 14.
finally build a rink for my Son 1st go at it, but i learned alot from here AFTER I BUILD IT lolNever knew about the website to be honest.Size is 28 x 50 and the land is not level after i paid someone to level it for me this summer who will be coming…Continue
Started by Corey Marozzo. Last reply by Kris Jackson Feb 12.
Just wondering with the extreme cold weather that we are in for , how does the ice hold up? Can any ice maintenance be done during such extreme spells?In the corner of my rink (high side) I have bit of a rough patch , looks like crystals? Should I…Continue
Started by Richard. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Feb 12.