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John Vlahos replied to Tom's discussion video contest link
"Hi Tom, Look forward to seeing it !"
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John Vlahos replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Mistakes I've made (again)
"Hi Daniel, Great list!  I've made a few of those mistakes ! This is one thing that I make sure I watch out for after my ice is made and is ready to skate on: Leave goal nets, sticks and/or pucks onto ice after skating, until next skate…"
Jan 4
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"You are welcome John.  For rink door, yes. Here is a photo of a rink door design which is really nice by one of our rink members:"
Jan 2
John Gramza left a comment for John Vlahos
"Thanks for the invite John! Not having a lot of luck so far this year down here in Buffalo. It's been too warm. can't get under 30 for 3-4 consecutive days. So I've been able to take time with the rink construction. have you ever made…"
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Dec 30, 2018
John Vlahos replied to Steve's discussion Is it time?
"OK Steve.  Let me know his it is progressing...."
Dec 29, 2018
John Vlahos replied to Steve's discussion Is it time?
"With such low temps, I don't think a few small holes will prevent any ice building. If you have some snow, I would tightly pack it to the areas where you suspect the holes to be. I would add water in layers, frequency determined by temp and how…"
Dec 29, 2018
John Vlahos replied to Steve's discussion Is it time?
"Hi Steve, It is still early for this season and I do not think your rink is ruined. Personally, from what you described,c I would drain the water, locate and repair all holes (or better yet ..replace your current liner with a new liner). With such…"
Dec 29, 2018
John Vlahos replied to Paul Kiernan's discussion Leaves
"I've pour enough hot water over the area of ice that has leaves to ice in order to get the leaves out.  Slow and tedious process but it works! Lately I cover my rinks with a netting to trap the leaves before building any ice.  I…"
Dec 26, 2018
John Vlahos left a comment for Mike Paleo
"Hi Mike, The link I shared was to a page that showed our rink with kick plate.  It should be working. What are the dimensions of your rink?  How much kick plate (length) do you need?    "
Dec 26, 2018
Mike Paleo left a comment for John Vlahos
"John I was unable to get that page to load....we are looking for the some sort of kick plate (I was thinking of the vinyl cove base in yellow that I would staple to the boards). Let me know if there is a better link.  Thanks "
Dec 26, 2018
John Vlahos left a comment for Mike Paleo
"Hi Mike, We can offer you our yellow kick plates that we us in our rinks:   http://www.mybackyardicerink.com/rink-boards.html"
Dec 25, 2018
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FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT MyBackyardIceRink.Com! During this busy time of year, we wanted to take a second to wish you all happy holidays!  We hope you get to enjoy the season with your loved ones.We would also like to inform our loyal members that MyBackyardIceRink.Com is offering a discount via coupon code between December 24 2018 and January 3 2019. Please email us for your coupon code. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS!See More
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"Hi Kris, Have a great Xmas Eve!  Merry Christmas to you and to your entire family.  Thank you very much for being such an active community member! We look forward to seeing more of your rink over the holidays and in the New Year !"
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"Welcome Mike ! How are the temps in Rochester?"
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At 8:59pm on January 2, 2019, John Gramza said…

Thanks for the invite John! Not having a lot of luck so far this year down here in Buffalo. It's been too warm. can't get under 30 for 3-4 consecutive days. So I've been able to take time with the rink construction. have you ever made doors for your rink? that's my final step this weekend and then i'm going to lay the plastic in and staple with the cardboard, thanks for the tip and then fill 3-4"

At 5:39am on December 26, 2018, Mike Paleo said…

John I was unable to get that page to load....we are looking for the some sort of kick plate (I was thinking of the vinyl cove base in yellow that I would staple to the boards).

Let me know if there is a better link. 

Thanks 

At 4:54pm on January 9, 2018, Ralph Stachura said…

Thank you for accepting my request!  Found a lot of great information on this site.  Looking forward to sharing my stories and pictures!!

At 7:56am on December 26, 2017, JR Pedersen said…

Thank you for accepting my request. I have read a lot on here already and have put some of the advice to work.

At 7:41pm on January 28, 2014, Jay Agretto said…
Yes it's solid but the cracks do not seem to be going away. I've scraped off the ice that cracked bad. I've used slush to pack the holes. I'm going to flood tonight. Could it be cause by the extreme cold temps.
At 7:13pm on January 28, 2014, Jay Agretto said…
Help my rink is cracking I'm about 10 inches thick every time I water it. It cracks. And I can hear it cracking as it freezes. I'm not using much water I've tried hot and cold both make it crack
At 11:23am on January 3, 2014, susan silsby said…

Building my first back yard rink and having some issues.  There is a 9 inch slope in my yard and I can't get the ice built up on the shallow end.   There are also several pockets that break when you step on them.   A 12 inch snow just dumped on the rink.  I have shoveled off but not sure what do do now.  How do I fix the pockets and build up the shallow end.   It is 7 degrees and will be below freezing for the next few days

At 7:06pm on December 10, 2013, Scott Fisher said…

Thanks for having me. Filling with garden hose as we speak. Our rink is 40 x 80 might take a while. Only our second year, looking forward to not having a broken ankle for this season

At 12:13pm on December 5, 2013, Steve Jamieson said…

thanks, looking forward to see everyone's rinks

At 11:21am on December 5, 2013, Donn MacArthur said…

Rink is 20 x 40 and with the weather we've had over the past few days I hope to have it ready to go by the end of the weekend. 

Thanks!

 
 
 

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