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Dan D. replied to Marie Haynes's discussion Installing the rink liner - I have questions!
"Yes, that is correct.  The excess snow kept things in place nearly the entire season."
3 hours ago
Marie Haynes replied to LaSHOOOOSH's discussion Get ready to flood!
"I am so freaking excited to start filling. This is our first rink. We're planning to start…"
4 hours ago
Marie Haynes replied to Marie Haynes's discussion Installing the rink liner - I have questions!
"Thanks! Dan, are you saying that you don't attach your liner to the boards at all other than…"
4 hours ago
LaSHOOOOSH posted a discussion

Get ready to flood!

The cold is here! I'm hoping to start filling this weekend! Looking like we may get a good dump of…See More
6 hours ago
LaSHOOOOSH posted a photo

Backboards are up - 2016

Recycled pallets
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LaSHOOOOSH replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion BRING IN YOUR HOSE NOW :)
"LOL happened to me, so your not alone!"
7 hours ago
Kris Jackson replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion BRING IN YOUR HOSE NOW :)
"Oh Dan, such a rookie mistake.  lolBut great advice and reminder to all of us out there. Learn…"
7 hours ago
Daniel robitaille posted a discussion

BRING IN YOUR HOSE NOW :)

Time to fill and the hose is frozen 1/2 hour waiting for the water to runI thought I had drained…See More
9 hours ago
Kris Jackson replied to Josh Shackelford's discussion First timer-couple questions
"@Daniel, nice to see you back for another season. Can I send you some cold weather your way? We…"
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Daniel robitaille replied to Josh Shackelford's discussion First timer-couple questions
"I just fill mine till I have 4 inches of water at the high spot and leave till frozen to check I…"
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Daniel robitaille replied to Marnie 's discussion Boards done .. Liner question
"There one guy out there that put pictures down and ices it into place but he covers it during the…"
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Kris Jackson replied to Kris Jackson's discussion New season - who's started already?
"Sounds good Dan. You are well on your way. Here's hoping some cold comes your way and makes…"
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Dan D. replied to Kris Jackson's discussion New season - who's started already?
"The liner is down and the water is flowing here in Rochester, NY.  Now hopefully Mother Nature…"
yesterday
Dan D. replied to Marie Haynes's discussion Installing the rink liner - I have questions!
"That's a great looking rink so far! I would echo some of the earlier responses...  Two…"
yesterday
Marnie replied to Marnie 's discussion Boards done .. Liner question
"That crease looks great but the sun issue hmm"
Wednesday
Marnie replied to Marnie 's discussion Boards done .. Liner question
"Sounds good Thx guys!! I was wondering what would happen if I painted directly on the liner. We jug…"
Wednesday
Daniel robitaille replied to Marnie 's discussion Boards done .. Liner question
"Line look good but mess the ice up with the sun That said a few Bingo Marker and a string on Game…"
Wednesday
Daniel robitaille replied to Marie Haynes's discussion Installing the rink liner - I have questions!
"I don't get much help with my liner,  so what I do is unroll it across one end and weight…"
Wednesday
Josh Shackelford replied to Kris Jackson's discussion New season - who's started already?
"Thanks Kris. On my way home over lunch to see how things are looking.  Guessing I should be…"
Wednesday
Marie Haynes replied to Marie Haynes's discussion Installing the rink liner - I have questions!
"Thanks guys! I never thought of weighting the liner down with snow. That makes so much…"
Wednesday
 
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For almost six years I have admired your contributions to this site.  We want to thank everyone for sharing your knowledge, your unique and creative ideas, for helping each other, and for being so hospitable to the new members!

Together, and because of our passion,  we have reached many milestones!

I would like to ask everyone for input. Please send us your thoughts about this site.  If you have any ideas on on how we can make improve this site in order to provide a better experience for everyone, let us know!  We will try and implement new ideas and features by this coming season.

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Posted by mybackyardicerink on July 20, 2015 at 6:00pm

Ice Dragon review?

Any one out there own a Ice Dragon?  Reviews?  Always looking for the easier, faster, better way of making and maintaining ice.

Ken - Cheboygan, MI

Posted by Ken Milne on January 13, 2015 at 10:40am — 1 Comment

On Frozen Ponds Web series

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)   

 

Episode 1: Only in New England from On Frozen Ponds on Vimeo.

Posted by Magnus Leslie on January 22, 2014 at 12:24pm — 1 Comment

MA Snow Storm - Need Advice

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.

Posted by Andrew Johnston on January 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 11 Comments

Winners of mybackyardicerink.com's Win-a-Rink Video Contest for 2013-14!

We are pleased to announce the winners of our Win-a-Rink Video Contest for 2013-14.

Congratulations to all!

Winners of Win-a-Rink video Contest!

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,....

Posted by mybackyardicerink on January 21, 2014 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

how do you fix a corner that is very shallow and cracks when you step on it

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?

Posted by susan silsby on January 3, 2014 at 2:53pm — 3 Comments

It's a Canadian Thing

I remember when I was a young boy. The year was 1967.

You may remember that year.

It was the last time the Leafs won the cup, and I watch every game with great anticipation. 

I was just six years old, but had a good understanding of this Canadian made tradition.



My two brothers and I, Dino who is a year older and Steve, a year younger live with our mom in Ontario Housing in the Jane and Finch area for those that know TORONTO.

Yes it was a “Tough area!”

We were very poor to say the least, but managed to survive.

Even so, my memories of that time are still heart warming.

We played a lot of “Street Hockey.” Organized ice hockey was not possible.

We played on the parking lot of our development year round.

It was a great game and cheap too.

Memories of picking teams, I was always picked last. Never a captain.

I was a very shy and timid kid, but when it came to street hockey, I was fierce and played with the heart of a lion. If I had a nickel for every time the guys called me slasher. Here comes Tony the slasher. “Be afraid……. be very afraid! Ha ha. 



Sporting my favorite team’s jersey and playing until the street lights came on,

I wore out that Montreal Canadians sweater that my mom had given me. 

I pretended to be Ken Dryden. I never understood why the other kids called me a traitor. “Traitor, Slasher” that was me!

I remember the goalie pads were made from the seat foam of a discarded sofa, and a bit of string. It worked quite well and saved a few knee caps along the way I’m sure, especially from my slashing stick. 



I remember the hockey net that was so warn from over use. It had old shoe laces tied in to repair the holes. And the arguments that ensued as to whether or not the puck went through the netting or shot wide.



New hockey sticks were far too costly for us to…
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Posted by Tony in Campbellville, Ontario on October 30, 2013 at 5:29pm — 2 Comments

mybackyardicerink.com's First Ever Win-a-Rink Video Contest 2013-14!

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Posted by mybackyardicerink on October 30, 2013 at 2:30am

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    Installing the rink liner - I have questions! 7 Replies

    Hi All,This is our first time building a rink and I think we have been overly ambitious. It is 35' x 95'. It looks like we will have several days of -10 and below weather next week so we're excited to get going. I have some questions though about…Continue

    Started by Marie Haynes. Last reply by Dan D. 3 hours ago.

    Get ready to flood! 1 Reply

    The cold is here! I'm hoping to start filling this weekend! Looking like we may get a good dump of snow by Sunday. ~10cm or so.. For all you lurkers out there you better be getting ready.. Continue

    Started by LaSHOOOOSH. Last reply by Marie Haynes 4 hours ago.

    BRING IN YOUR HOSE NOW :) 2 Replies

    Time to fill and the hose is frozen 1/2 hour waiting for the water to runI thought I had drained the hose but there was some water left over here is it warming upSo for all you new guys we old guys still do have issue LOLSO BRING IN YOUR HOSE NOW…Continue

    Started by Daniel robitaille. Last reply by LaSHOOOOSH 7 hours ago.

    First timer-couple questions 5 Replies

    I live in Minneapolis, getting ready to embark on my first of hopefully many backyard rink seasons.  I have a 35x70 rink set up with nice brackets and 18 inch sides with 36 inch backs.  Super flat back yard.Question 1-I will be using my own water,…Continue

    Started by Josh Shackelford. Last reply by Kris Jackson yesterday.

    Boards done .. Liner question 5 Replies

    Anyone have any pointers for painting lines should I do them right on the liner? Tried the ice last year didn't work very well...

    Started by Marnie . Last reply by Daniel robitaille yesterday.

    New season - who's started already? 17 Replies

    Hello fellow backyard rink builders. The new 2016-17 season is fast approaching. Being Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, it means its time to start thinking about getting the rink prep started if you haven't already. I know here in Alberta and the…Continue

    Started by Kris Jackson. Last reply by Kris Jackson yesterday.

    LED Lights 4 Replies

    Hi,I am new here, so I apologize for my ignorance towards the site.  Just from clicking around I see there are many useful resources here.I am in my second back yard rink season, and this year I had the idea of putting LED lights in the ice as a…Continue

    Tags: Lights

    Started by Pete. Last reply by Kris Jackson Nov 22.

    Contest 7 Replies

    Does anyone know when/if they will be voting on contest? My neighbors/friends keep asking what's up.

    Started by Christopher Lane. Last reply by Kris Jackson May 14.

    End of backyard rink season? 13 Replies

    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.

    March is fast approaching...how are your rinks holding up? 6 Replies

    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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