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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.

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.

Rain is not always a bad thing
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My rink was ready the kids were Skating and them mother nature said "Let it Rain"Oh and here 2 inches of snow first.I was thinking what a mess the rink is going to be, the driveway and roadways sure…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Jan 18.

My Rink is not this long
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And you thought YOUR rink was longhttp://www.davemayerconstruction.com/414476976This Was Cool check out the Video a 59.00 secondsContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LaSHOOOOSH Jan 10.

 

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Eileen replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Done for the year (planning for next year
"I broke down my rink over the weekend.  It was long overdue.  It was my first year and I was initially quite stubborn about not breaking it down until April 1.  Due to my first year building a rink, definitely need reminders…"
Mar 22
Daniel robitaille replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Done for the year (planning for next year
"Oh sure let have -10 for 5 days in March What the heck is with this. I already drained the rink AHHHHHHH"
Mar 13
Daniel robitaille replied to Broadway Blueshirts's discussion For Sale
"If you build it he will skate My traveling Pee Wee is always the first on and the last one to leave the ice but I can understand the choice."
Mar 8
Daniel robitaille posted a discussion

Done for the year (planning for next year

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 water.1a: Saved about 4 inches of water over 25X50 rink.2 Ran the liner up the fence and tacked it on Look OK and didn't fall back into the rink2a didn't run enough off one side cause the wind to pick it up and toss onto rink3: New lights nice and bright but got them late and put them in the wrong spot3a…See More
Feb 28
Daniel robitaille replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Happy January Thaw!
"WE are done in Whitby, Ontario  +13 tomorrow should remove the last bit of Ice out of the rink Did get a second few weeks after the last warm spell. Will drain this weekend as the kids are playing in the (rink)pool of water"
Feb 28
Daniel robitaille replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Happy January Thaw!
"January how about a February Thaw -12c tonight +9c next day Very odd year for temps"
Feb 16
Daniel robitaille replied to Frank's discussion slush
"Frank it happens even after 10 years of rink building I still do the odd thing If it cold enough to freeze and you have room add water Slushy will freeze and can be water again If it Warm and sunny leave it for a day and see what the sun does to…"
Feb 15
Jim replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion THE COLD HAS RETURNED
" Got some cold weather here in Chicago but the 10 day looks for skating :( The season started out so good too."
Feb 8
Daniel robitaille replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion THE COLD HAS RETURNED
"Nooooooooooooo say it not so there still a month of very cold weather coming"
Feb 8
LaSHOOOOSH replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion THE COLD HAS RETURNED
"Early spring here we go! Status of our rink = dead.. "
Feb 7
Frank replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion THE COLD HAS RETURNED
"Cold weather finally returned to the Boston area this week. Our pond had just about frozen back into a rink when it snowed last night. I went out to shovel this morning and unfortunately the ice gave way in a corner.. Its going to get cold again…"
Feb 1
Chad Hodgkins replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion THE COLD HAS RETURNED
"Had some issues... it snowed and I got out there late to shovel it.  So, had a slush corner that I ended up leaving alone until we get some real cold this week.   When it gets really cold (tomorrow maybe) going to do a few bucket dumps of…"
Feb 1
Daniel robitaille left a comment for Paul
"Cool Looking rink, what size is it, how do you light it? Any tip for others? How did it stand up to the warm weather last week"
Jan 30
Daniel robitaille posted a discussion

THE COLD HAS RETURNED

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 for the one corner (Melt was a bit much on the Highside)Kids out for 4-5 Hours on Saturday did another watering and Sunday you would not know there had been a warm spell Kids out all day.So What the Status of Your rink? come February 1st 2017See More
Jan 30
Daniel robitaille replied to Chad Hodgkins's discussion Happy January Thaw!
Jan 26
Daniel robitaille replied to Brooks Traina's discussion Snow then ice and now rain covering my ice!
"If it just Rain and Snow I just let it freeze up and Water over it keep everything off of it"
Jan 26

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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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