Thanks for the invite John! Not having a lot of luck so far this year down here in Buffalo. It's been too warm. can't get under 30 for 3-4 consecutive days. So I've been able to take time with the rink construction. have you ever made doors for your rink? that's my final step this weekend and then i'm going to lay the plastic in and staple with the cardboard, thanks for the tip and then fill 3-4"
Yes it's solid but the cracks do not seem to be going away. I've scraped off the ice that cracked bad. I've used slush to pack the holes. I'm going to flood tonight. Could it be cause by the extreme cold temps.
Building my first back yard rink and having some issues. There is a 9 inch slope in my yard and I can't get the ice built up on the shallow end. There are also several pockets that break when you step on them. A 12 inch snow just dumped on the rink. I have shoveled off but not sure what do do now. How do I fix the pockets and build up the shallow end. It is 7 degrees and will be below freezing for the next few days
Thanks for the welcome. Will be doing my first rink this winter, need all the advice I can get. I have a contractor coming out next week to remove stumps and skid steer the ground nice and level. For now I'm just trying to round up supplies for the boards and lights. My ATV may become a zamboni too!! I'll post pic's when I can.
Thank you...looking forward to starting the planning phase of building my first rink. I plan on building everything over the summer months in preparation to setting everything up rigt after Halloween. I really love the fact that I can come to this site and get all the valuable information I need.