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1datsyuk3* 10-30-2006 06:06 PM

Just Built My Own Rink
 
Pretty cool, my house is under renovation so I got the extra wood planks that were ripped off the house and made a rink out of them that is 60 feet x 40 feet. It's only about 2 feet high all around but whatever good enough to practice shooting and skating, just need to lay a tarp down over it and i am set:yo:

Doctor Hook 10-30-2006 06:10 PM

Cool, post pics. I'd love to have one of those just to practice shooting.

Heat McManus 10-30-2006 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by 1datsyuk3 (Post 6934571)
Pretty cool, my house is under renovation so I got the extra wood planks that were ripped off the house and made a rink out of them that is 60 feet x 40 feet. It's only about 2 feet high all around but whatever good enough to practice shooting and skating, just need to lay a tarp down over it and i am set:yo:

I'm so envious of people who live in areas where it pays to construct a yard-rink. There's only about 10 days from Dec-March that are cold enough for it to freeze thoroughly on Long Island. My gf wants to move south too....Gotta look into the artificial ice.

Greeneye 10-30-2006 07:27 PM

congrats dude, i'm very jealous.

1datsyuk3* 10-31-2006 01:00 AM

i need to buy goalie pads that aren't meant for a tennis ball as well, as well as a cup if i want to have kids later on:sarcasm:

sc37 10-31-2006 12:27 PM

I wish my backyard was even remotely flat enough to consider putting a rink down.

Hank19 10-31-2006 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Vakar Lajos (Post 6934638)
I'm so envious of people who live in areas where it pays to construct a yard-rink. There's only about 10 days from Dec-March that are cold enough for it to freeze thoroughly on Long Island. My gf wants to move south too....Gotta look into the artificial ice.


Me too. I live in Southwestern Ontario where we might get 2 weeks of ice if we're lucky.
I bought a rink kit this year too so I'm really hoping we have a cold, hard winter.

But I've also looked into the artificial rink stuff. I've been to www.customicerinks.com so many times my eyes are going to bleed. They're expensive but I might look into installing one in the next 5 years or so.

Heat McManus 10-31-2006 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Hank19 (Post 6943533)
Me too. I live in Southwestern Ontario where we might get 2 weeks of ice if we're lucky.I bought a rink kit this year too so I'm really hoping we have a cold, hard winter.

But I've also looked into the artificial rink stuff. I've been to www.customicerinks.com so many times my eyes are going to bleed. They're expensive but I might look into installing one in the next 5 years or so.

And we're looking at a very warm winter apparently. Who needs the Kyoto Treaty?:sarcasm:

MikeD 10-31-2006 05:20 PM

Ever since I picked up the 40x80 ice N' go, its been mild winters. Artificial, your looking at around $19 a square foot. Promised to put it down in the youngest sons room when he made Tier 1....this ones going to hurt the pocket book big time.

Nbr-17 10-31-2006 05:35 PM

Winter of 2005:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...TP/2005-04.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...TP/2005-02.jpg

Last year:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...us/2006-01.jpg

Heat McManus 10-31-2006 05:53 PM

wow, that is absolutely gorgeous. congrats. good work.

Nbr-17 10-31-2006 05:55 PM

Thanks :)
and yes, I'm also hoping for a cold winter ;)
last year was crummy, my son only played on the ice about 5 times :(

technophile 10-31-2006 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Nbr-17 (Post 6945183)
Winter of 2005:
[Beautiful pictures of backyard rink]

So jealous... :)

I Am Chariot 11-01-2006 12:35 AM

Pure Joy

GRuiz98 11-01-2006 01:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1datsyuk3 (Post 6934571)
Pretty cool, my house is under renovation so I got the extra wood planks that were ripped off the house and made a rink out of them that is 60 feet x 40 feet. It's only about 2 feet high all around but whatever good enough to practice shooting and skating, just need to lay a tarp down over it and i am set:yo:

Congrats! i'm SOOOOOOOOO envious!!!! I've always wanted one of those, but ummm..... not exactly gonna be able to do one in los angeles :(

Tbone54 11-01-2006 01:24 AM

Heh think yourself lucky that u dont live in Australia lol...

Eagle Eye Cherry 11-01-2006 04:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1datsyuk3 (Post 6934571)
Pretty cool, my house is under renovation so I got the extra wood planks that were ripped off the house and made a rink out of them that is 60 feet x 40 feet. It's only about 2 feet high all around but whatever good enough to practice shooting and skating, just need to lay a tarp down over it and i am set:yo:

I wish i had my own rink, provided someone takes care of it for me. :D

Nbr-17 11-01-2006 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by House (Post 6949967)
I wish i had my own rink, provided someone takes care of it for me. :D

Yep it does take some work, but it's all worthwhile to me when I see my little guy spend hours on it with his buddies ;)

octopi 11-01-2006 10:55 AM

Adopt me. Please?:D

sc37 11-01-2006 11:54 AM

Could you get a blower for it at all? It's cold in Ohio...but sometimes not cold enough. Think getting a blower might be cheaper than artificial ice.

Nbr-17 11-01-2006 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by sc37 (Post 6951456)
Could you get a blower for it at all? It's cold in Ohio...but sometimes not cold enough. Think getting a blower might be cheaper than artificial ice.

Yes, I use my snowblower after a snowfall. Makes it easy to get rid of the snow and then shovel it and flood it.
After a skate I just use the shovel as there really isn't enough snow built up for he blower to pick up.
Some good info on homemade rinks here -> How To Make A Backyard Rink

sc37 11-01-2006 10:08 PM

Not a snow blower..but like a portable refrigeratation unit...I swear some local news guy was showing us his rink and he had some sorta unit I think that helped keep the ice from melting on the warmer winter days. Tried finding it...but couldn't, or am I imagining something.

Happy Pony 11-01-2006 11:46 PM

sc37 you are thinking of Jim Ganahl. He lives in Westerville and sets up a rink every winter. I saw it one time (about 4-5 years ago) and there was no blower, but there could be now.

eightspokedb 11-01-2006 11:50 PM

So thats what heaven looks like - so envious!!!!

Lola 11-02-2006 01:06 AM

That's so awesome! How lucky for your little guy!!

We're in South Florida, so no backyard ice rinks for us. :(


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