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Added by John Vlahos on September 14, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments'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.

Added by John Vlahos on July 28, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Thank you to all our friends and fans for sharing! Please send us your thoughts!


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!…


Added by John Vlahos on July 20, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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.

Congratulations to all!

Winners of Win-a-Rink video Contest!

We also want to congratulate all of the participants who entered. We received many amazing videos!

All the videos entered were outstanding and lots of fun to watch!…


Added by John Vlahos on January 21, 2014 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

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

Hi everyone, Here are some awesome entries, from:

Mark Cunningham:

Tom Cole:…


Added by John Vlahos on December 29, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments's First Ever Win-a-Rink Video Contest 2013-14!

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

Added by John Vlahos on October 30, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments Community website: 400 members reached!

Our newest member is Chris Engle of Clinton, New York.

Chris has just joined making it 400 members already on the Community website !

I'd like to thank all the active members for making this rink builders club so…


Added by John Vlahos on October 17, 2013 at 5:04pm — No Comments - 2012-13 End of Season Discount Sale

Discount Sale on Hockey Rink Nettings and Plastic Rink Liners For The End of 2012-2013 Season

We hope everyone is having a great skating season!

www.mybackyardicerink.comis now offering a end-of-season discount sale!

We are now offering:

  • 15% discount on all…

Added by John Vlahos on February 27, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Contest To Win a Protective Hockey Rink Netting Ends March 16, 2012!

Contest Ends March 16!

Contest to win a free 20'x10' protective hockey rink netting ends Friday March 16, 2012 and the winner will be announces on Sunday March, 18, 2012. Please submit your entry by March 16!
For contest instructions... [read more…]

Added by John Vlahos on March 12, 2012 at 8:06pm — No Comments Ezine Issue # 14 - Rideau Canal, Winterlude Festival and more

One Diehard Hockey Fan

Before she found fame and fortune as a singer, at age 10 she was skating circles around the boys on her Pee Wee Hockey team.

She earned MVP two years in a row playing right wing.

If a boy ever punched her, the gloves came OFF and the blows rained down.

She had a penchant for getting into fights with goalies.

She played girls ice hockey and baseball through high school.



Added by John Vlahos on March 6, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Blogs versus Forum Discussions

In order to make it easy for our members to group and find information and topics that are posted on the site, we have two separate sections (tools) where we can post information or create discussions. 

Please take this in consideration when creating either a Blog or Forum Discussion:


Blogs are mainly designed for a single user input. Posting or the content is the main purpose, and not the commenting.…


Added by John Vlahos on March 14, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

My Backyard Ice Rink Ezine Issue #6 - Keep your Rink Ice into Springtime

Good-Bye to Another of your Backyard Ice Rinks

It's March already. The most rural of roads are dry and snow-free, even if still lined with shrinking piles of melting snow discarded and abandoned by the snowplow. […


Added by John Vlahos on March 14, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Home Ice - Reflections on Backyard Rinks and Frozen Ponds - by Jack Falla

January 13, 2011: I recommend Home Ice to anyone who ever built a rink or has skated outdoors on a hockey rink.  


Written by Jack Falla, this is probably the best book on backyard ice rinks and is composed of a great collection of heart-warming…


Added by John Vlahos on January 13, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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