11' x 18'
"Great site and an inspiration. I've been visiting your site a couple years
now now and again. I have always wanted my own rink, for myself and my two
boys (5 and 4).
I've been waiting for the boys to be ready to skate. Our yard isn't huge, so
we didn't have a lot of options on location. The rink almost wound up in the
front yard. I killed that idea, being a rookie, I wanted to save myself some
frustration dealing with a double slope. The back yard also had a slope to
deal with. So I thought for a moment...where's the most level location in
our yard...our deck.
And that's where it wound up.
I put the Deck-Rink up this past Thursday evening (Jan.22,2004). Filled it
that evening with about 4 inches of water. Followed by another 2 inches the
following night. The boys were skating by Saturday. Thanks to the cold
weather we've had.
I've even installed night lights, to keep the fun going into the evening.
Seeing how excited the boys are, I took a look at the backyard again, and I
think I'm going to try building a platform to have a much larger rink next
year (approx. 25ft x 16ft).
Oh, and a great benefit of having the rink on the deck...the hot tub is
right next to the rink. So when your done skating, just take the skates off
and jump right in.
Believe it or not this rink is in Burlington New Jersey, USA...yes New
Jersey on the East Coast.
Size: 11' X 18'
Materials: 2x8's, metal brackets, 6mm plastic liner, water"
Very unique rink. Thanks for the pic Chris.
Last Updated on Nov 27, 2004