"I built a few rinks in my younger years and when my
wife and I purchased our home last summer one of my first plans was to build a skating rink each winter.
We have a 5 year old son, and are expecting our second this coming May! So of course being we are Canadian I feel it
important to pass on the hockey tradition to my son.
I do not know the exact measurement of my rink, it is approximately 29X33 ft. I used boards all the way around and
plastic in corners only. It was thrown together fairly quick, and really lacked planning. The far end is
around 2 1/2 - 3 feet thick of ice (I have some landscaping to do this summer) while the shallow end is a
mere 2 to 3 inches.
I started actually building on December 18 2004, and had many setbacks with the weather, and also a pretty bad fall
down the stairs with a hot jug of water trying to thaw outside taps which resulted in a trip to the hospital and
severely bruised ribs (I hook up water in basement now!).
After all these weeks I must say I am too tired to skate. It took a lot of snow to build up the deep end.
I did have boards, 3 2X6's stacked on top of each other, but I went over those long ago *lol*. Lack of snow
banks is due to fact there is quite a drop at that end.
Because of the pain and such tough work that went into this I decided that I would go all out and put
lines on it. I used bristol board for this, I think it turned out quite well."
Looks good Jeff. Way to hang in there and get the job done. Thanks for the pic.