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My 2008 Backyard Rink Journal

  • Dec 22 2005 - This December has been one of the coldest I can remember. We had about 3 major snow storms and lots of -10C temps. I didn't trust that the cold temps would stick around and I was wrong. I should have started my rink in Dec this year. Once again, no changes to my rink this year. I will put my boards down (still not painted white) next week and I hope for cold temperatures to return. It is supposed to be pretty mild next week, but I am hoping to get started soon. I have a brand new liner from NiceRink and can't wait to use it.


  • Jan 3, 2008 - My rink is started. Opened up my new liner from NiceRink and was I surprised at the quality of this thing. I wasn't expecting such a great liner. It's the "Cheap Skate" version but it's by no means cheap quality. It's white, thick and tough. What a nice product. Initial flood (8 hours) is over and I am waiting for it to freeze. ( -10 C tonight ).


  • Jan 14, 2008 - Tonight was only the second skate of the year. Steph practiced some shots and we had a 1 on 1 game. I can still beat her!! ( -5 C tonight ).


  • Jan 27, 2008 - Stephanie had some friends over for a skate tonight. It was bitter cold but they had a ball. ( -15 C tonight ).


  • Feb 9, 2008 - The last skate of the year. Up and down temps and a lot of snow has made this year's rink difficult to maintain. Throw in the fact that Brad no longer wants to use it, plus Stephanie is on the ice at the rink so much that she can't get out when it is nice to skate, and I am starting to wonder about doing a rink next year. Will have to wait and see. ( -5 C tonight ).



 
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