Rink Lighting

One of the members of our community has a nice unique lighting setup that we wanted to share with everyone. Materials Used 1.5′ gutter downspout, ducked taped at the bottom Sika fence post mix (Each package will stabilize 2 posts)2” x 5′ PVC interior post that goes in the drain pipe 2 – 2′ pieces … Read more

Rink Calculators

We have seen some questions arise with regard to what size liner you need and how much water will it take to fill the rink. Below are two calculators that will help you determine your minimum liner size, approximate water volume needed to fill your rink All calculations are estimates only. Questions, comments or suggestions? Let … Read more

Rink Shade

One of the our followers on Instagram,  Kyle and his Dad, Kevin, have been building a their backyard rink for 16+ years and I have to say, it is pretty darn sweet. One of the features that  caught my attention was the addition of a shade to help with the sun on the north side of their rink. … Read more

Filling Your Rink

So you have built your rink. Your neighbors or loved ones might think your crazy, but that’s just because they haven’t caught rink fever yet. Filling your rink and laying your liner down should go hand in hand. You don’t want the liner down for a long time without water in it, as you could be inviting … Read more

Choosing your Rink Liner

A key aspect to your build is your liner. If you live in a cold enough climate you can get away without one by packing the snow up to create the walls. However, if you get a mid-season thaw, you could very well be in trouble!  The topic of liners could easily cause quite a … Read more

Brace Yourself: A quick guide to bracing your rink boards

In building your rink you need to determine what you are going to use for your boards and how to brace them. One of the biggest parts of picking your bracing is measuring your slope and knowing if you have to hold back a lot of water or not.  This was one of of the toughest things for me, I … Read more