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10-30-2006, 06:06 PM
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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

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

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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
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.

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congrats dude, i'm very jealous.

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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

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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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

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

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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
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

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

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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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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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