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Chris Roy's Backyard Rink 2004/05
Ottawa, ON  Canada


November 2004
Rink
38' x 58'


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February 2005
Rink


Chris writes: 

"Hi Howard, this is my second year building an ice rink. Last year I built the ice rink using 7 jiffy rink bags(each being 10 x 20 feet). The overall rink size only turned out to be roughly 28 x 40, as I had bad slope in my yard and two giant tree stumps.

In the spring of 2004 I had the tree stumps removed and the backyard leveled for the upcoming winter. I used a completely different method for the rink this year. I built a frame for the rink then layed a 60'x 40' tarp and then attached the boards to it. I put it up in early November to collect the rain water. By early December i had collected enough rain water and it had frozen over for my first skate on December 6th. I have since painted lines, creases and a Toronto Maple Leaf symbol at center ice.

The rink has been a great success this year and many hours of fun, its size is about 38'x 58' feet. Thanks for the great helpful website."

Super job Chris. Very professional looking...except for the Toronto Maple Leaf symbol (ha, ha). Thanks for the pic.


 

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Last Updated on Dec 19, 2005