Thanks for your comment. I have had the rink for 21 years now. There are more pics to view on my rink page, if you'd like. The rink actually won "Best Backyard Rink in America" back in 2003, with the prize being a visit from Bobby Hull,…"
Welcome to this great site! Anybody who needs input on a topic about a backyard rink, from building, to maintaining, and sadly, taking down, this is the place to find out. Any questions whatsoever, feel free to ask away!!
Yep, that's a real zamboni. Bought it up in Minocqua, WI. Refurbished it, painted it and took it to the ice. Does a great job, obviously. Ice does crack but i usually have about 6" of ice so it holds it."
I have 4' x 8' boards around the backs of my rink with a framework of 2 x 4's. They are all connected with steel posts that are used for farm fences. I drive these into the ground between the boards, bolt the boards together and run a thick…"
Jim Boisvert here from Whitewater, WI, about 45 minutes Southeast of Madison. Is that the lagoon by Vilas Zoo in the one pic? I have skated there several times. Check out my rink in the photos section. Your kids must be happy."
Thanks for the compliments about my rink. It's been a labor of Love. Yeah, Bobby sure has gotten older, but he still is cool. He was amazing at my place. I'll tell you more about his visit the next time we chat, OK?
Welcome to this site. I'm Jim Boisvert and also a member. I see you have a Blackhawk emblem. I've been a following the Hawks all my life. I live in Wisconsin. Lrt's talk sometime, ok? Share rink ideas.
"Hey, Beaver Den. I'm Jim Boisvert, another member of this website. You have a great rink their and some up and coming NHL'ers!! What are the dimensions of your rink? Does that refrigeration system work well, and are you current using it this time…"