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