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Backyard Ice Rink of Dreams.

Backyard Ice Rink of Dreams, Lansing Michigan, USA.

Ice Rink Piping. Easy to install ice rink piping both for portable rinks and permanent rink installations.

Ice Rink Piping. Our ice rink piping made from flexible tubing grids evenly spaced that are uniformly raised over the rink floor by preinstalled, rigid, plastic spacer strips, purposely designed for ice rinks and that eliminate the guesswork of installing a backyard ice rink rink system.

Flexible Hockey Goal Pegs and Steel Inserts. Canada and USA.

Flexible Hockey Goal Pegs and Steel Insert

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Paul Kiernan replied to Steve's discussion New Season..
"You're waiting to fill?"
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Steve replied to Steve's discussion New Season..
"Toronto.."
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Paul Kiernan replied to Steve's discussion New Season..
"Where are you at? We are in central NH. I actually considered filling but decided to wait"
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New Season..

Quiet around here! Man.. Some double digit lows this week already!Just laid my boards this…See More
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Eileen replied to Eileen's discussion Rink retrofit?
"Above photo is March 14th.  Once I pulled the liner out I could see the huge gap between the…"
Mar 26
Eileen replied to Eileen's discussion Rink retrofit?
"Totally empty and liner pulled out.  After the last post boys skated all weekend but then by…"
Mar 26
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…"
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…"
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John Vlahos left a comment for Brad Knoll
"Hi Brad, Welcome to our online community for backyard ice rinks!"
Mar 9
Eileen replied to Eileen's discussion Rink retrofit?
"Thanks Daniel.  The rink may be self correcting as the weather has warmed up and I got some…"
Mar 9
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…"
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…"
Mar 4
 
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT MyBackyardIceRink.Com!

FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT MyBackyardIceRink.Com!

During this busy time of year, we wanted to take a second to wish you all happy holidays!  We hope you get to enjoy the season with your loved ones.

We would also like to inform our loyal members that MyBackyardIceRink.Com is offering a discount via coupon code between December 24 2018 and January 3 2019. Please email us for your coupon code.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS!

Posted by John Vlahos on December 24, 2018 at 5:35pm

MyBackyardIceRink.com's Win-A-Rink Video Contest 2018-2019 Season!

Win-A-Rink Video Contest 2018-19 !

Please visit the following link for official Win-A-Rink Video Contest 2018-19 rules, detailed instructions and deadlines.

List of current participants entered in contest will be updated frequently.

Win-A-Rink Video Contest 2018-19 !

Posted by John Vlahos on November 12, 2018 at 4:30pm

Home Zamboni Ice Resurfacer - Neat design !

Posted by John Vlahos on September 14, 2018 at 6:00pm

mybackyardicerink.com'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.

Posted by John Vlahos on July 28, 2015 at 9:30pm

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Together, and because of our passion,  we have reached many milestones!

I would like to ask everyone for input. Please send us your thoughts about this site.  If you have any ideas on on how we can make improve this site in order to provide a better experience for everyone, let us know!  We will try and implement new ideas and features by this coming season.

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Posted by John Vlahos on July 20, 2015 at 6:00pm

Ice Dragon review?

Any one out there own a Ice Dragon?  Reviews?  Always looking for the easier, faster, better way of making and maintaining ice.

Ken - Cheboygan, MI

Posted by Ken Milne on January 13, 2015 at 10:40am — 1 Comment

On Frozen Ponds Web series

Learned about this project via another website last year.   At that time they were in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to fund their filming efforts and the first of their four installments was published yesterday, with remaining three to follow over the next several weeks.   Looks to be a great little series celebrating the love of outdoor hockey and dealing with mother nature as we all do to maintain the ice.

(not sure if the this site will successfully embed Vimeo files, but will give it a shot.  Worst case, click on the link below)   

 

Episode 1: Only in New England from On Frozen Ponds on Vimeo.

Posted by Magnus Leslie on January 22, 2014 at 12:24pm — 1 Comment

MA Snow Storm - Need Advice

Hey rink builders, rookie rink guy here!  I only on about 1" of ice right now, and I am expecting about 10" of snow.  Waiting for the snow to melt is not an option.  Here is my potential solution...get ahold of a high volume trash pump from my contractor buddies and circulate the water during the storm to "melt" the snow and keep everything in a liquid state.  Thoughts?  Am I crazy?  I just cant sit on the sidelines with the deep freeze approaching again.

Posted by Andrew Johnston on January 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 11 Comments

Winners of mybackyardicerink.com'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! Thank you to ALL the participants for sharing your moments and rinks with us and for your great efforts! All videos will remain online.

It was a very fun contest. Our next contest will be announced in September. Get ready,....

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

how do you fix a corner that is very shallow and cracks when you step on it

My rink has a 9 inch slope and I can not get ice in one of the shallow corners.   It freezes but then cracks when you step on it.  Advice?

Posted by susan silsby on January 3, 2014 at 2:53pm — 3 Comments

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    New Season.. 3 Replies

    Quiet around here! Man.. Some double digit lows this week already!Just laid my boards this weekend.. Guess we wait for some consistency. Didn't expect a cold front this quickly though. Continue

    Started by Steve. Last reply by Paul Kiernan on Monday.

    Rink retrofit? 7 Replies

    The short story is that I am worried about a board blowout if I get a quick thaw.Long story:My rink is 20 feet by 48 feet.  I have 16 inch OSB boards with NiceRink brackets bracing every 4 feet.  Usually the deepest point of the deep end is about 12…Continue

    Started by Eileen. Last reply by Eileen Mar 26.

    Tips for emptying the rink 3 Replies

    Yes, it's that time of year already :(With temperatures forecasted to reach into the 60s for a couple of days next week, but more importantly even when it settles back down the highs will be in the 40s and the lows in the low to mid-30s. So it seems…Continue

    Started by arn. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Mar 21.

    Lost my rink last night 4 Replies

    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 by Daniel robitaille. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Mar 7.

    Freezing rain/snow mix ... 3 Replies

    So unfortunately I was out of town when the storm hit the GTA on Wednesday.  Came back last night to an incredibly hard encrusted mix of frozen ice/snow on my rink.  No way would I be able to shovel it.What do folks do in these cases?Continue

    Started by Steve. Last reply by Steve Feb 12.

    2018-19 Backyard rink season 11 Replies

    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 skating.  That's the benefit to living in northern…Continue

    Started by Kris Jackson. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Jan 23.

    video contest link 4 Replies

    So it's possible there won't be enough entrants to this years video contest but here is our entry.  We had a blast putting it together and we will have a bonus video of bloopers soon.Our backyard season has been surprisingly good this year...not…Continue

    Started by Tom. Last reply by Tom Jan 14.

    Mistakes I've made (again) 2 Replies

    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 dark paint then to melt them downLeaves in the…Continue

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

    Leaves 2 Replies

    Dealing with more leaves than usual. Just bought. Weed burner torch to melt the leaves out., anyone have sucess with this?

    Started by Paul Kiernan. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Jan 1.

    Is it time? 36 Replies

    So weather over the next 7 days (in Toronto) shows lows of - 7 over nights Friday sat sun. Next week highs are 0 - 4 degrees and overnights are low single digit negatives.Thoughts?Continue

    Started by Steve. Last reply by Daniel robitaille Jan 1.

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