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Mybackyardicerink's Blog's Second Win-a-Rink Video Contest 2015-16!

Enter our Win-a-Rink Video Contest for your chance to win an NHL looking, backyard ice rink.

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 9:30pm

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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!…


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Winners of'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.

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Winners of Win-a-Rink video Contest!

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Entries to Win-a-Rink Video Contest 2013-14

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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. 


At 6:24pm on October 15, 2013, Dan Thompson said…
Thanks for having me... Great site!!!
At 10:43am on October 15, 2013, Pino said…

Thanks for the site!

Last years ring was 40' x 80'. This is by fourth year building a rink , I think of going with a 40'x60' this year and adding boards. Time will tell.

At 1:00pm on October 13, 2013, Mike Murphy said…

Thanks for the site  !   Looking forward to being here and getting some good ideas ....have had a rink for 11 years a load of dirt in and am leveling this weekend  !    

At 6:11pm on November 28, 2012, brianjay5g said…

Try using some shutoff valves on the garden hoses.  I leave the long/main hose outside after I finish draining it.  Shorter hoses are fed outside from the laundry sink.

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