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Chris Eitel's Backyard Rink 2002/03
Enfield, CT  USA

 

December 2002
Rink
Size: 72' x 24'
 

February 2003
Rink


Chris writes: 
"Our rink is 72' x 24' with 16" high boards along the sides and 4' high boards at the ends.  

The rink is a modular system designed to set up and breakdown within just a couple of hours.  It consists of 8' panels which are stud framed at 2' on center, covered with 1/2" CDX sheeting. Each panel bolts to the next with 2 x 3/8"-inch bolts.  The curved boards are on a 4-foot radius.  The top and bottom chords of the framing are 3 layers of 1/2" plywood cut out of a home made template. I added u-posts every 8' or so at the last 
minute for additional stability.  I use a 100'x28' sheet of 6 mil. poly.

Our first skate was on Dec. 28, 2002.  Ever since then we've been having a blast.  Although we don't have any kids yet, we do have one skater on the way (June).  Our nieces and cousins have enjoyed it this year as much as we have."

Great job Chris ... this is a very nice rink.  Thanks for the pic .


 

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Last Updated on Oct 31, 2003