"I have been building my rink for three years now and I'm responsible for more than one dad on my son's
hockey team to tackle the backyard rink.
This past summer, I installed an in-ground pool for the kids.
The issue was now how to build the rink.
I tackled a job that I hadn't clearly thought about, building
a sub floor over the pool. I purchased 26 Sheets of Plywood and 96 2x8's to build a platform over the pool.
The rink was shortened slightly and now measures 19'x39' with 2' boards on the sides and 4' on the ends.
For night skating I have 4 500 Watt Construction lights mounted on 12' poles.
This was not only a large
endeavour but ended up costing a pretty penny. Let's just say I could have rented about 12 hours of Private
Ice Time for what was spent!! Oh well, all for my three boys: Connor, Quinn and Nolan.
Here are a few pictures
of "The Process." While certainly not the biggest and best of the rinks on your site, most will agree that
I must be nuts to actually pull a stunt like this. The weather in Ottawa has consisted of rain, warm weather
Great job Adam. Remember, anything that is actually
worth something...isn't easy. So your rink is worth a lot. Thanks for the pic.