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Warm weather tips
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At time like this I just keep it clean pick leafs, pucks stick etc up and wait for the cold at night.I get ice melt around the edges on the sunny side, I like to pack a little snow on around the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Feb 2.

Time to fill in Ontario
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The Weather is turning cold next…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Dec 11, 2017.

Done for the year (planning for next year
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To warm for too longOh well, will start planning for next year. some things I tried this year worked well1: Used a Board for the bottom step the water had to just touch it to know I had enough…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eileen Mar 22, 2017.

THE COLD HAS RETURNED
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The cold weather has returned to OntarioJumped on it Friday and did a watering to fill in all the holes from twigs and leafs on the Ice. (That Just adding cold Water)Saturday the Rink look great but…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Feb 8, 2017.

 

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Daniel robitaille replied to arn's discussion Tips for emptying the rink
"I like the shop vac Idea My trick for this one is fill the hose, plug both ends (with a stick) put one in the rink and hold with a clip or rock, the other end goes downhill as far as I can check I didn't pull it out of the rink which I have…"
Feb 20
Daniel robitaille commented on Darko Veselinovic's album
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"That is SO cool,  Does the nets on the left have picture behind them or is the image part of the netting? What are you using for the netting?"
Feb 7
Daniel robitaille replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Warm weather tips
"AH the snow and foot prints now the rink has bumps again If only ... Oh well Cold is back watering time add more and it back to skating"
Feb 2
Daniel robitaille replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Warm weather tips
"OK first YOU might not have a leak the water melts run to the edge and goes under the ice lifting the ice. adding more water will do the same thing If the edge is open and this may cause shell ice if very cold. If possible pack a bit of snow around…"
Jan 25
arn replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Warm weather tips
"Been scooping out leaves and twigs during the warmup. The Weather Channel is talking about a strong possibility of an Arctic pattern coming and holding through the Midwest during the first week of February, and then to the East Coast as well. So it…"
Jan 24
Brooks Traina replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Warm weather tips
" No tips today as I like yours but I do have a question. Whenever we get these warm weather days, I lose a few inches of depth on my ice sheet. I'm assuming it must be a leak I can't detect.  Regardless I need to add water once…"
Jan 24
Daniel robitaille posted a discussion

Warm weather tips

At time like this I just keep it clean pick leafs, pucks stick etc up and wait for the cold at night.I get ice melt around the edges on the sunny side, I like to pack a little snow on around the edges on the inside to slow it down.Also pack snow the Out side so the board don't warm up.What tips do you use when warm weather hits?See More
Jan 22
Daniel robitaille replied to Steve's discussion First time rink...
"Steve right now you have soft ice on top Yes you could flood it, not going to impove much till it get cold again At time like this I just keep it clean pick leafs etc up and wait for the cold at night. I get ice melt around the edges on the sunny…"
Jan 22
Daniel robitaille replied to Steve's discussion First time rink...
"Not a mistake just a one option that sometimes cause more work. I done it myself and it worked fine another time left bump all over it. Just keep watering  and it will come back, the kids will figure out bumps so don't over worry about…"
Jan 15
Daniel robitaille replied to Jason's discussion Big thaw, refreeze question
"Last year I found about 20 pucks kids had hit around the yard come spring. next door tosses them back for us too"
Jan 13
Daniel robitaille replied to Steve's discussion First time rink...
"Just do a flood or two and you should be good to everything is fixable we all been there."
Jan 13
Daniel robitaille commented on Craig's photo
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"Very cool One guys I know has a floating dock section he put out to sit on and for lights Just remember to Tie it off, if leaving it there for the spring melt."
Jan 12
Daniel robitaille replied to Jason's discussion Big thaw, refreeze question
"Floating Ice will sits above the water about 1/3 when possible push floating ice back. I get this a lot when filling rink over 3-4 days I crack a corner and have to push it under the ice. For the most part thru this weather I clean the rink off and…"
Jan 12
Daniel robitaille replied to JR Pedersen's discussion Snow shavings on broom
"JR post a image of your Homeboni when it done Always nice to see other people idea's"
Jan 11
Ralph Stachura left a comment for Daniel robitaille
"Thanks Daniel!  Glad to be here!  I'm on my third year with this rink.  It's 20x40...this year we added lights and enjoyed our first "night game" last week!  I'll definitely get some pictures…"
Jan 9
Daniel robitaille replied to JR Pedersen's discussion 60F weather this week
"Clean it if you can if not keep everyone off it Foot print in the snow will be bumps later"
Jan 9

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At 4:53pm on January 9, 2018, Ralph Stachura said…

Thanks Daniel!  Glad to be here!  I'm on my third year with this rink.  It's 20x40...this year we added lights and enjoyed our first "night game" last week!  I'll definitely get some pictures posted.  

At 7:07pm on January 26, 2015, Paul Lacy said…

 Thank you for the welcome. This is my 2nd successful rink. I started in 2012-2013, but missed the window last year. My first rink was 12x24, and this year I went just a tad wider at 16x24. My available space is limited, but the rink is enough for family and friends to enjoy. A lot of my ideas came from this site and its nice to be able to share. Thanx again for the welcome !!

At 10:13am on January 20, 2014, Joe Campbell said…

I already plan  on going bigger next year. 

At 3:15pm on January 30, 2013, Brian Kent said…

My rink is very small... like 16 feet by 29 feet...  however, my son learned to ice skate on it at 4 years old just last week.  So, I have the fever to build a much bigger one, but I am out of room.  What I have is great for now.  Thanks for the welcome.

 
 
 

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