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Gerald Manning's Backyard Rink 2002/03
Naperville, Illinois USA


January 2003
Rink


Gerald writes: 
This is the first year attempting this project and I had a few interesting ups and downs. 
 
I started building my rink in early December 2002. But I didnít start flooding until January 10, 2003. The rink is 20' X 20' and is framed with 1"x10ís and ¾" plywood. The supports are made from 2x4s and 1x1s with 18" long, ¾" rebar driven in every 4 feet. The liner is made from 4mil plastic with 2 seams. The deep end has about 16" of ice, shallow 4".

Some setbacks I encountered were; a leaking liner, broken water spigot and a "rink widow".  All in all, everyone who skates enjoys themselves, and thatís what itís all about!

Already working on next years lay out. Planning on moving the swing set and adding 15 more feet (20x35). Got the "two-foot-itis"." 

Great job and thanks for the pic Gerald.


 

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Last Updated on April 26, 2003