"This is our second year
attempting a back yard rink here in Rochester,
NY. Last year was
a disaster (mild weather, plus I learned how
important it was to be delicate
with the liner)!
This year has been awesome
though! We put up the 20'x25' frame and liner on New Years Day. I
struggled at first to get it frozen. It has snowed just about every
day since then with a cumulative total of 3 feet. The snow insulated
the water from freezing much, and I couldn't get out on the ice to remove
the snow. After about a week we had solid ice and it's been
The frame is built with 2x6s
and I used a surveyor's level to level it up all around. The ice
depth varies from about 3" to 12". I also built a PVC "re-surfacer" with
only $18 worth of parts from Home Depot and man does it do the trick!!!
The kids have gotten a lot
of use out of the rink and it is lit at night by floodlights attached to
the garage and deck. The nearby garage serves as a shelter "between
Keep blowing that frigid
Canadian air down our way. We love it!"
We will do our best Mark.
Great job and thanks for the tips and the pic.