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  • Whitby, Ontario
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Lost my rink last night
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Somewhere out there is a 50X25 foot rink with 2 foot boards on the sidesI'll clear it right after I get the drive way done.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Mar 7.

Mistakes I've made (again)
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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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Jan 8.

Ice thickness answer
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So for a backyard rink A least 4 inches of water supported iceFYI indoor hockey rink ice is a lot less as it 100% supported (no water under it)Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kris Jackson Dec 12, 2018.

What size liner should I get? How much water do I need
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Found a site with a calculator for anyone who needs to know…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Vlahos Oct 30, 2018.

 

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Daniel robitaille replied to Eileen's discussion Rink retrofit?
Mar 25
Daniel robitaille replied to arn's discussion Tips for emptying the rink
"water under has drain out need to wait for the ice to melt can't walk on it it just break up Rink 2018-19 is done"
Mar 21
Daniel robitaille replied to Eileen's discussion Rink retrofit?
"Good time to make notes for next year (low spots for filling) hight spots to lower. bracing changes, Backboard location to keep pucks in etc... Walkway upgrade Change out OSB boards for plywood Good skating Dainel"
Mar 10
Daniel robitaille replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Lost my rink last night
"Another weekend of Snow and then rain my rink is already 3 inches deeper than I started with. -13 to +7 in 48 hours oh what fun, Lets see what this does for my rink this time."
Mar 7
Daniel robitaille replied to Eileen's discussion Rink retrofit?
"Don't panic it holding the ICE for now it will hole the water"
Mar 4
Daniel robitaille replied to Eileen's discussion Rink retrofit?
"Pack the snow Along the side your worried about, Even water it a bit to turn it into ice. This will Hold till melt Ask yourself where is the snow melt going (into the neighbor) His problem is not from your rink but you don't want to add to it…"
Mar 4
Daniel robitaille replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Lost my rink last night
"Looks to be lost again the way the snow is coming down today the joy of an ice rink in Ontario"
Feb 12
Daniel robitaille replied to Steve's discussion Freezing rain/snow mix ...
"Well I lucked out waiting for the weekend the sun came out and it all turned to ice the Kids were able to just go skating. Sometime it best to just wait I guess"
Feb 12
Daniel robitaille replied to Steve's discussion Freezing rain/snow mix ...
"If you can walk on it with out breaking just water it make a few small holes so the water get under it. You can try running water under it to turn the snow in to ice Or Let the kids skate on it it will break up or NOT I have the same issue going to…"
Feb 8
Daniel robitaille replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Lost my rink last night
"Yes we did and today less than a week later it a lake of water but cold coming back for the weekend"
Feb 4
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Snowed in rink

Snowed in rink 2 foot boards filled almost to the top
Jan 31
Kris Jackson replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Lost my rink last night
"Oh no!!! You got hit with Snowpocalypse2019. Good luck. Thats A LOT of snow!"
Jan 29
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Lost my rink last night

Somewhere out there is a 50X25 foot rink with 2 foot boards on the sidesI'll clear it right after I get the drive way done.See More
Jan 29
Daniel robitaille replied to Kris Jackson's discussion 2018-19 Backyard rink season
"Great to get onto the Ice at long last Enjoy it well you can."
Jan 23
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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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