|Jason is a from
my neck of the woods. He writes:
"We put our rink together
in late December and had our first skate on new
years eve. It s about
19 x 47...not much more room in our backyard. A 6 mil liner covers
the area and is attached to 2x 6's. About 10 inches of ice in the deep
end and 3-4 in the shallow
Had to use bundled newspapers
to hold the board higher in the deep sections. Works great when you
fill shopping bags with paper and lay board on them - heavy and will stay
put. I'll start saving my papers in about September of next year.
I'll also make sure that boards are level next year...by the bubble...not
the eye. Water has a way of not forgiving my excitement to get the
My Kids...Jackson(3 and 1/2)
and Bradely 17mos. Are always keen to get out and really look forward
to shovelling!! I hope that keeps up. My wife Heather is the
keenest and will even go out by herself to perfect the elusive "Hockey-Stop"!
(Our late night game of shinny will guarantee that she wont be showing
her legs for a while...pucks leave marks...ooops sorry sweety...y'gotta
be carefull skating in front of the net.)
We love the rink and hope
it keeps up till mid - March...could be a possibility here in St. John's...then
again...ANYTHING is a possibility in St. John's. Great site howard...keep
your stick on the ice."
Great job and thanks for
the pics Jason.