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  • Fort McMurray, Alberta
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2018-19 Backyard rink season
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Alright, time to start sharing your rinks and showing us where y'all are at in the build.  I was able to fill my 24'x40' rink last night and it is now starting to freeze and another step closer to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eileen Jan 13.

New season - who's started already?
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Hello fellow backyard rink builders. The new 2016-17 season is fast approaching. Being Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, it means its time to start thinking about getting the rink prep started if you…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kris Jackson Dec 16, 2016.

End of backyard rink season?
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Now that we are a full week into March, I am seeing alot of Twitter 'announcements' of backyard rink season coming to an end for folks. Looking like most people had their last skate this past…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Apr 7, 2016.

Happy New Year 2016
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Hello fellow ODR builders.  Looking like y'all in the eastern parts have been getting some colder temperatures.  How many rinks are ready to go for a New Year skate? Looking forward to seeing and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kris Jackson Jan 5, 2016.

 

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Kris Jackson replied to Tom's discussion video contest link
"Ok, like seriously Tom?!?!? Nothing like setting the bar high. Your video's keep getting better every year. I have no idea how I am to top this work of art you have put together. Brilliant editing, great theme, use of nature, humour and drama…"
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Eileen replied to Kris Jackson's discussion 2018-19 Backyard rink season
"Looks awesome Tom!  We still haven't gotten thick enough ice to skate here in the Chicagoland area.   (Which has meant stick and leaf problems; and then yesterday we got several inches of snow so now I have slush, but that is for…"
Jan 13
Tom replied to Kris Jackson's discussion 2018-19 Backyard rink season
"We are full on here near the front range in Colorado.  We have temps in the 50's and 60's during the day..(roughly 10-15 degrees Celsius) and we get down to the teens at night.  Skating is the best in the mornings.  We are…"
Jan 13
Steve replied to Kris Jackson's discussion 2018-19 Backyard rink season
Jan 7
Steve replied to Kris Jackson's discussion 2018-19 Backyard rink season
"We've been on a few times now, but it's been a PIA with all the warm weather and a leak somewhere in my liner.  Flooded it again last night but can't seem to make up much ground on the low areas.  As long as it's really…"
Jan 7
Daniel robitaille replied to Kris Jackson's discussion 2018-19 Backyard rink season
"OK looks like it been cold enough that the boys should be skating tonight If it happen will post a image or two This is the latest we ever had for the start of the season in Whitby in 12 years of rink building"
Jan 7
Kris Jackson replied to Allan Schaffer's discussion Resurfacing
"I usually use water more on the warm/hot side.  I find the hot water melts the imperfections and smooths the ice alot better than cold water.  It leaves a clear and smooth as glass finish. I run a hose from the house where I have a hot…"
Dec 25, 2018
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Christmas Eve 2018

-20c and frosty
Dec 24, 2018
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Christmas Eve 2018

"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 !"
Dec 24, 2018
Kris Jackson posted photos
Dec 24, 2018
Kris Jackson replied to Steve's discussion Is it time?
"Hey Daryl,as for tape, I would try some liner tape.  NiceRink sells the tape, in very wide widths.  I find it sticks well to the liner and I use it to hold the liner to the plywood boards when I am filling.  I am sure it will hold the…"
Dec 20, 2018
Kris Jackson replied to Steve's discussion Is it time?
"WOW!!  Nice looking rink Daryl...and congratulations on this years success so far.  Wishing for many more skating days for you.  Happy Skating -Kris"
Dec 18, 2018
Kris Jackson replied to Steve's discussion Is it time?
"That right there is a thing of beauty!  Nice job!  "
Dec 15, 2018
Kris Jackson left a comment for Alan MacPherson
"Welcome to the community Alan.  Looking forward to seeing some pictures of your rink.  And feel free to ask all your questions.  Chances are we have all gone thru the same challenges and success's in building our rinks."
Dec 14, 2018
Kris Jackson replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Ice thickness answer
"Oh Tom, sorry, I can understand the feeling of waiting for the cold and for the rink to freeze. That happens to me in October. And yes, we are typically still skating in April up here. I guess the advantage of being so far north is the extended…"
Dec 12, 2018
Kris Jackson replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Ice thickness answer
"So I have 18" on my deepest end.  And it is frozen solid, like all 18" of ice.  I should be good, right?"
Dec 11, 2018

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