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Cost of Building a Small Rink in a Barn

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04-19-2012, 11:11 AM
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Cost of Building a Small Rink in a Barn

An ice surface about half that of a regulation ice surface? Costs from construction, to electric to keep the ice cold.

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Talk to these guys, they can probably give you all kinds of info:

http://www.customicerinks.com/home.html

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Wendel Clark's rink
http://www.customicerinks.com/portfo...ntial/king.htm

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Somewhere between $25k and $1 million, depending upon what you're looking for in terms of portability and accoutrements.

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How much does a zamboni cost?

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How much does a zamboni cost?
According to google:

Current prices are about $10,000 for the model 100 (used in very small ice surfaces), to over $200,000 for the model 700 (the HSBC arena in Buffalo just paid $225K for a new model 700).

I have always known the machine as a Zamboni but many rinks have an Olympia..oh well..I know the difference but it will always be a Zamboni to me just to save the explanation

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If you've ever heard of a small town in Ontario called Beachburg, go there. They're town rink is in a ****in' barn. There's the ice, maybe half an inch thick metal, then the outside. Such a piece of **** and was so cold to play in.



That light in the middle is sun light from outside.

After googling that apparently they improved the arena.

I'm sure they built their crappy arena for no more than 20k.

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I'm sure they built their crappy arena for no more than 20k.
you can't even build a steel shed for 20k

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I'm sure they built their crappy arena for no more than 20k.
That's funny, for an NHL sized rink the boards and glass alone are going to run you $75,000-ish (the rink in my town replaced their boards 2 years ago and that's what it cost).

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If you've ever heard of a small town in Ontario called Beachburg, go there. They're town rink is in a ****in' barn. There's the ice, maybe half an inch thick metal, then the outside. Such a piece of **** and was so cold to play in.

That light in the middle is sun light from outside.

After googling that apparently they improved the arena.

I'm sure they built their crappy arena for no more than 20k.
Unless they built it in 1886, I doubt it cost $20k.

A full size rink, with piping in a concrete pad, boards and glass is probably going to run you over $250k, before you even consider the building, Zamboni, etc.

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Might be worth looking at synthetic ice if this is like for your own personal practice area.

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An ice surface about half that of a regulation ice surface? Costs from construction, to electric to keep the ice cold.
Dont worry. You don't have enough money.

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Dont worry. You don't have enough money.
A guy I know has a rink, built on the back of a horse barn on his property. He has an Olympia as well. I think his rink is about 2/3 regulation size.

Our kids used to practice there when they were younger, my kid moved on to other teams a few years ago but his kids' teams still use the rink during the regular season.

They take the ice down from June-September, not because of money but mainly because they aren't around and we don't have tons of summer hockey in this area.

I never asked how much his setup cost, but it was nice. I would guess at least 100k including the resurfacer, plus the cost of keeping ice up 8 months out of the year.

He has video cameras so they can monitor the ice from the main house, a nice lodge-style lounge for parents to hang out in comfort while the kids skate and a large communal area that acts as a changing room and Olympia storage.

Looking at it from the air (Google), it looks like any other horse barn. He just sectioned off an area in his stables for the ice rink.

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You could probably find a used ***** for wayy cheaper than 100k... especially if you only want a small one for a smaller rink.

The whole deal is an expensive undertaking though. Most parents around here just wait til the winter and set up boards, then just poor water and freeze it. Unreliable though.

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