Making Ice!

I seen have a common question asked among some of the backyard rink building groups: How long does it take to make ice? Well, this can be a loaded question, as it varies greatly by the weather and depth you are trying to freeze. You can really dig into the science behind how ice freezes, … 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