"My father-in-law and I
set up our first rink last night (about 17 deg F) and it's
supposed to be very cold for the next 3 or 4 days. I
used 2" x 6" boards and while it's only 8' by 16' my kids
(ages 6 and 4) are really excited.
I put it on my brick patio and then covered the brick
with a thin layer of sand (to make it a lighter color
and to protect the tarp from any sharp corners on the
This morning, the most shallow spot was frozen
solid but I cracked the ice testing it in a deeper
spot. Too anxious to wait!
I'm American (grew up in Maryland) and was never into
hockey as a kid but married into a Canadian family and
my son has been talking hockey since he learned how to
Thanks for all the tips and inspiration!."
You are welcome Mark. I like the
Canadian flags. Thanks for the pics.