Backyard Ice Rinks
Backyard Ice Rinks
Backyard Ice Rinks
Home Maintenance and Repair

Maintenance and Repair

Tools for the Rink

We wanted to make a few suggestions of some items you should keep around the rink for when it's time to do some maintenance...

Rink Calculators

We have seen some questions arise with regard to what size liner you need and how much water will it take to fill the...

Making Ice!

I seen have a common question asked among some of the backyard rink building groups: How long does it take to make ice? Well,...

Resurfacing Your Rink

People use different words for resurfacing. Some call it flooding and others call it watering. In the end, the goal is to clean your ice...

Common Ice Maintenance Problems

The following chart describes some of the common problems with outdoor rink ice and suggests some remedies for consideration. Problem Cause Remedy Shell or Shale ice Heavy flooding, leaving ponds of...

Cracks in the Ice

One of the scariest feelings is resurfacing/flooding the rink and the ice is cracking. The sound puts a pit in your stomach the first time...

The Joys of Shell Ice

A topic I see come up frequently on a Facebook group (Backyard Ice Rinks) I am a part of is shell ice. It is...

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