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Rink retrofit?
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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. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eileen Mar 26.

 

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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 boards in the deep end and the bags of dirt that had been flush with it on fill day.  Definitely need to do a better job with bracing the deep end…"
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 March 14th ice was thin.  I was able to punch a hold in it and put in my pump and I drained on and off.  Drained by March 17th.  There…"
Mar 26
Daniel robitaille replied to Eileen's discussion Rink retrofit?
Mar 25
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 changes, Backboard location to keep pucks in etc... Walkway upgrade Change out OSB boards for plywood Good skating Dainel"
Mar 10
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 loss out of the liner tear which was just enough to pool in my yard.  I do have access to the bottom of some of the boards so will keep that in…"
Mar 9
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 Hold till melt Ask yourself where is the snow melt going (into the neighbor) His problem is not from your rink but you don't want to add to it…"
Mar 4
Eileen posted a discussion

Rink retrofit?

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 inches deep and the sides about 8 inches deep at the halfway point.  This is the third year I have used the same boards.This year there was so much snow before the ice was thick enough to shovel and then such a big freeze that the rink has overflown…See More
Mar 3
Eileen replied to Kris Jackson's discussion 2018-19 Backyard rink season
"First skate tonight!"
Jan 22
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
Eileen replied to Steve's discussion Is it time?
"Nice looking rink Daryl!  Totally jealous, esp the skating! Steve, I am experiencing the same regarding the rink and early fill.  In addition I had raccoons track mud onto the rink.  And the weather is even warmer now than previously…"
Dec 19, 2018
Eileen replied to Daniel robitaille's discussion Ice thickness answer
"Thanks Daniel! Eileen"
Dec 9, 2018
Eileen replied to Steve's discussion Is it time?
"Clarification:  Temperatures mentioned in my post are Farenheit!"
Dec 8, 2018
Eileen replied to Steve's discussion Is it time?
"I have a question regarding topping off.  I started filling Wednesday and filled overnight.  It usually takes me 24 hours to fill by hose.  Thursday morning I noted water on one side of the rink and back/high ground corner not…"
Dec 8, 2018
Eileen replied to Kris Jackson's discussion 2018-19 Backyard rink season
"20' x 48'.  Frame up this weekend but I still need to do the various frame stabilization and gap control measures which will take me about another week.  My set up does not look near as nice as Kris's above!  So hoping…"
Nov 25, 2018

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