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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…


Added by John Vlahos on December 24, 2018 at 5:35pm — No Comments's Win-A-Rink Video Contest 2018-2019 Season!

Win-A-Rink Video Contest 2018-19 !

Please visit the following link for…


Added by John Vlahos on November 12, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Home Zamboni Ice Resurfacer - Neat design !

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!

Together, and because of our…


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

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

Added 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,…


Added 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.

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

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?

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

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

It's a Canadian Thing

I remember when I was a young boy. The year was 1967.

You may remember that year.

It was the last time the Leafs won the cup, and I watch every game with great anticipation. 

I was just six years old, but had a good understanding of this Canadian made tradition.

My two brothers and I, Dino who is a year older and Steve, a year younger live with our mom in Ontario…

Added by Tony in Campbellville, Ontario on October 30, 2013 at 5:29pm — 2 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

Reason for the Rink Facebook Page for 2014!

Please check out my new Facebook page for the 2014 Season.  Over $35,000 was raised for three children's charities by my backyard rink project in 2013!

Added by Todd Churchill on July 1, 2013 at 11:50am — No Comments

Final Tally for My Backyard Charity Fundraiser

Hey Fellow Rinkers, the final tally for my charity backyard rink project was over $34,500 raised for my charities (Easter Seals NL, Rainbow Riders and Mazol Shriners) whose mandate is to assist children and young adults with special needs like my son Carter.  I am now embarking on a new effort by rapelling from a 9 storey building this summer to raise money for Easter Seals NL as part of the 2013 St. John's Drop Zone.  Last year I raised over $8,000 by rapelling…


Added by Todd Churchill on March 12, 2013 at 9:53pm — 1 Comment - 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

Happy Birthday Frank Zamboni!

Frank Joseph Zamboni, Jr. was a U.S. inventor whose most famous invention is the modern ice resurfacer, with his surname being registered as a trademark for these resurfacers.  Would have been 112 years old today!…


Added by David Gibbons on January 16, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments


Saw this posted on Facebook somewhere and wanted to pass it on, as it's certainly an interesting idea. Paralleling efforts from climatologists who use data from weather stations across Canada, a group of geographers from a university in Ontario created a website for users to register their backyard rinks and then track the number of skating days in a given winter, presumably to map/chart winter weather trends. …


Added by Magnus Leslie on January 15, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments

Uneven ground

Looking for some advise. I have a very sloped yard. Need 24" on water low end to get 5" of water at high end. Having major issues with supporting the boards. Keep getting blow outs. Who out there has had success with rinks like this?

Added by Michael Slou on December 21, 2012 at 7:08pm — 5 Comments

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