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My 1997 Backyard Rink

    Last year I had used plastic, but for some reason this year I decided not to. Big Mistake!!  We simply don't get cold enough weather in St. John's Newfoundland to make a rink without plastic.  Well that's not entirely true.  You can do it, but it can be very frustrating as I found out this year.  It takes a long time to make a base without low temps.

    Anyway I got it started eventually and we had a little bit of snow this year so it turned out OK in the end. But I was late getting it started because of the lack of snow. I actually had to go out into the playground in the back of our house and bring snow over to help make the rink. Therefore it did not last very long, I think I got 4 weeks of skating in. Also we had some rain,
so one end of the rink (the thinnest end) had to be shortened up. I think I started out with a 19' wide by 25' long rink and ended up with a 19' x 22' rink. Much too small. 

    No pictures this year. 
 
 

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Last Updated on Sept 1, 2001