So you want to build a backyard/outdoor rink?

Congratulations on making the best decision ever! It won’t always be easy but in the end it’s was one of the best decisions I made for my family. Here is a basic outline of what it takes to get going on your new endeavor. We have articles covering the various topics of this process. Choose your liner Measure the slope of … Read more

Common Ice Maintenance Problems

The following chart describes some of the common problems with outdoor rink ice and suggests some remedies for consideration. Problem Cause Remedy Shell or Shale ice Heavy flooding, leaving ponds of water which freeze on top and run away underneath Scrape away, and fill with wet snow, or gradually build up with warm water resurfacing/flooding. Cracked Ice … Read more