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11-02-2006, 02:40 AM
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Yeah I'd love to have one here in Taiwan, only problem is no space and not cold enough

Great pics, and dats make sure you post pics of yours!

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This is what I'd love to have. If only I could win the lottery:



Sorry about the small pic. My firewall at work won't let me get to the bigger one.
But look at all these customicerinks here:
http://www.customicerinks.com/residential.asp

$19.00 a sq/ft eh MikeD? I might have to do some serious saving over the next few years.

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yep and its not even close to real ice. You have to skate hard since glide is very limited. its one heck of a work out and hard on the skate grind. Works very well for goalie training though.

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This is what I'd love to have. If only I could win the lottery:



Sorry about the small pic. My firewall at work won't let me get to the bigger one.
But look at all these customicerinks here:
http://www.customicerinks.com/residential.asp

$19.00 a sq/ft eh MikeD? I might have to do some serious saving over the next few years.
that rink is about 10 miles away from me. If I'm absent from HFBoards during the first big chill the Northeast gets chances are I have been found this rink and entered into endentured servitude to the family who owns it....That or I have been arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest.

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that rink is about 10 miles away from me. If I'm absent from HFBoards during the first big chill the Northeast gets chances are I have been found this rink and entered into endentured servitude to the family who owns it....That or I have been arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest.
Hahaha.

I've actually looked into the possibility of renting my rink out if I were to purchase an artificial kit.
And I know I could get people on there. Tonnes of coaches are always scrambling for extra ice time. I could charge $50/hr and have people lined up out the door to use it.
I know my buddies would rent some icetime on a residential rink for that cheap.

Man, I might be on to something! I love it when a plan comes together.

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Winter of 2005:
Awesome...

No one in the DC/norhtern Virginia area can even think of something like that. Not near cold enough and that kind of real estate would go for hundreds of thousands.

Humidity here would even prevent you from putting up a roller hockey sport court.

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Hahaha.

I've actually looked into the possibility of renting my rink out if I were to purchase an artificial kit.
And I know I could get people on there. Tonnes of coaches are always scrambling for extra ice time. I could charge $50/hr and have people lined up out the door to use it.
I know my buddies would rent some icetime on a residential rink for that cheap.

Man, I might be on to something! I love it when a plan comes together.
Actually there is a guy about 10miles West of me who did/does exactly that. He had quite some room in the front of his property, had it paved, boarded and puts ice in during the winter and rents it out. The rink looks about the same size than the one in the pics above. I don't if he has a refrigeration unit and a Zamboni though. But from the looks of the rink I'd have to guess yes.

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Yeah I'd love to have one here in Taiwan, only problem is no space and not cold enough

Great pics, and dats make sure you post pics of yours!
I will try but I have never uploaded pics b4 and don't have a camera, but i will try and figure something out...

It's mad ghetto compared to those rinks

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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.
Yeah...and does it say where I live in my profile somewhere, or you stalking me

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haha no, in my thread about pond thickness you mentioned that it doesn't get cold enough in Columbus for ice to freeze.

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gorgy man, reminds me of the glory days.

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i am envious. Never would get ice where i live, actually in a drought at the moment. And even i i did i live on a hill, a BIG hill, so whilst it might be fun initially, u sure couldn't play normally.

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Hahaha.

I've actually looked into the possibility of renting my rink out if I were to purchase an artificial kit.
And I know I could get people on there. Tonnes of coaches are always scrambling for extra ice time. I could charge $50/hr and have people lined up out the door to use it.
I know my buddies would rent some icetime on a residential rink for that cheap.

Man, I might be on to something! I love it when a plan comes together.
You live in Canada so that might not be a bad idea! There'd be way too much legal BS to go through if it was in the US i think. Not with your friends so much as with coaches. It's a shame, ice is so expensive in my area. $400/hr. Yep.

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You live in Canada so that might not be a bad idea! There'd be way too much legal BS to go through if it was in the US i think. Not with your friends so much as with coaches. It's a shame, ice is so expensive in my area. $400/hr. Yep.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? It's about $150/hr here. And I consider that highway robbery. Especially when you can only get very late times.

The legal aspect is worrisome. If I were to have minor league teams rent it out I'd make sure they signed a waiver. But even then, you never know how binding it is. And there's always one a-hole that would sue.
But I would still risk it.
Dang. This thing might work out afterall.

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YEP and in Florida they look at around 350-400 per Hour for ice. INSANE! Skate and shoot is around $15-20 in south florida! Be sure your home owners is maxed out and you have signed with VERY LARGE PRINT....AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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We have a dug out behind the house so we are going to use the quad and blade it off. Gotta love pond hockey.

Plus my husband is planning on making a rink also in the back yard.

I need to get myself some skates so I can play with my son.

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11-10-2006, 12:59 PM
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I just got a newsletter from CustomRinks.
They have a new, smaller, more affordable, rink system available.
20x42 - $17,995 CDN.

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ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? It's about $150/hr here. And I consider that highway robbery. Especially when you can only get very late times.

The legal aspect is worrisome. If I were to have minor league teams rent it out I'd make sure they signed a waiver. But even then, you never know how binding it is. And there's always one a-hole that would sue.
But I would still risk it.
Dang. This thing might work out afterall.
Yeah, Long Island/NYC is absolutely ridiculous with its prices.

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You live in Canada so that might not be a bad idea! There'd be way too much legal BS to go through if it was in the US i think. Not with your friends so much as with coaches. It's a shame, ice is so expensive in my area. $400/hr. Yep.
$400 (as I choke)! Yeah, up here its around $150 but in the small towns it can be as low as $50-100. Seeing the pictures of those rinks makes me wish that I had taken some pictures of the rinks my Dad and I built. When I was 16, I made one that was 45 ft wide by 75 ft long. I used to skip school on the really cold days so I could get 5 or 6 floods in. We also built a 15 foot wall at one end so we wouldn't lose too many pucks. My rich friend had that exact rink above with benches, lights etc. As a kid living in rural Canada, its go to school, come home and play on your rink, go to practise at the local rink, come home and skate on your rink, sleep, repeat. However, you guys down south could substitute golf for hockey and that would be awesome too!

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11-16-2006, 04:15 PM
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i want one

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I want one too... i told my dad that i would buy it, build it, maintain it, blah blah blah, and he still said no! not too many alternatives for me either... hmm...

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http://www.coldproducts.com/ezglide.php

Is that stuff for real?

it would be so weird skating in the middle of summer!

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Hah, at the University of Waterloo, I used to be able to rent the ice for $35 an hour, provided it was all UW students on the ice. It very rarely was though, so $5 for two hours of icetime is a pretty sweet deal if you can get the people together.

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http://www.coldproducts.com/ezglide.php

Is that stuff for real?

it would be so weird skating in the middle of summer!
ITs OK...glide is not even close to ice, dulls the skates fast and runs around 22-23.00 US a square foot.

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ITs OK...glide is not even close to ice, dulls the skates fast and runs around 22-23.00 US a square foot.
Yeah, it's incredible expensive and it does wear down over time.
But it does look cool. Patrick Elias played a game in the Czech. Republic after the Devils won the cup in the middle of summer on the stuff. It was crazy watching it while onlookers were in shorts and t-shirts. But it looks like you can do everything you normally can on ice.

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