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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.
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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 unfortunately I was out of town when the storm hit the GTA on Wednesday. Came back last night to an incredibly hard encrusted mix of frozen ice/snow on my rink. No way would I be able to shovel it.What do folks do in these cases?Continue
Started by Steve. Last reply by Steve on Tuesday.
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 Daniel robitaille Jan 23.
So it's possible there won't be enough entrants to this years video contest but here is our entry. We had a blast putting it together and we will have a bonus video of bloopers soon.Our backyard season has been surprisingly good this year...not…Continue
Started by Tom. Last reply by Tom Jan 14.
Let the kids steps on ice before it readyIce pieces float leaving a BUMPFIX push floating ice piece under the iceSnow on the ice let the kids walk on itFoot print in the snow = bumpsFIX hot water or dark paint then to melt them downLeaves in the…Continue
Started by Daniel robitaille. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Jan 8.
So filled my rink weeks ago, and way too early given the warm weather in the GTA. The last few days I've noticed the water level is a lot lower than when I filled it, maybe 2" at the shallowest end now. I've been flooding a bit with a hose on…Continue
Started by Steve. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Jan 1.
Water always freezes too fast when resurfacing often leaving ridges. Thinking of picking up propane tankless hot water heater to add to hose. Warm the water a bit, smoothing out the ice. What do people resurface with cold or warm. Canadian…Continue
Started by Allan Schaffer. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Dec 26, 2018.
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 Mike Paleo Dec 25, 2018.