Making a Backyard Ice Skating Rink

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  1. Todd Smigelski

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    I've seen kits for $299, I've seen do-it-yourself instructions...

    Anybody here take this project on ?

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    Known caveats? Worth the Hassle? Do's and Don'ts.

    Thanks
     
  2. Shayne Lebrun

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  3. Todd Smigelski

    Todd Smigelski Stunt Coordinator

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    Nice! [​IMG]
     
  4. Tommy G

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    I was just about to start a thread with this topic and then stopped and thought - you know I've been a member of this forum for over 5 years and lurked for a year and a half before that and one of the things I learned is that this place is a wealth of knowledge not just for HT stuff. Anyway, thanks for that website Shayne. I'm getting ready to build my hockey rink this weekend.
     
  5. Colton

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    Does it work in Arizona?

    - Colton
     
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    We did it to our front yard at college back about 20 years ago - it was great! We just piled up snow for the edging and started hosing down. Took about 2 days of shifts with people slowly adding small layers. Nothing high tech - I'm sure the sites have better approaches. The only unplanned issue was resurfacing the ice. We wound up using a trash can full of water and a blanket.

    Now when it all melts you'll really have a mess on your hands. Make it far enough from construction that you don't get burned with moisture problems.
     
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    That would be so cool...

    I hope it turns out great.
     
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    Thanks for the clean up warning Al. We are actually doing this in a really unique spot. We have horses and stables and such in our back yard and adjacent to that is a riding ring that my daughter, her friend and my wife use to ride our horses. This area is usually not used in the winter so I was going to do it there. It is a sand-based riding ring so the melting process should be a little easier because of the easy drainage. I hope to post pix when I'm done. Stay tuned.
     

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