How do I maintain my backyard ice rink?


Destiny Sloan   |   Member since 2006  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

It's best to flood your rink in the evening when the wind has stopped and no snow is falling. Start at one end and work slowly across the surface creating a ripple free pool of water. If it's cold enough it should begin to set immediately. But be mindful not to use the ice until it's completely frozen.

Community Badges:

Aiden Spencer   |   Member since 2016  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

In this manner, how often should you flood your backyard rink?

It's best to flood your rink in the evening when the wind has stopped and no snow is falling. Start at one end and work slowly across the surface creating a ripple free pool of water. If it's cold enough it should begin to set immediately. But be mindful not to use the ice until it's completely frozen.

Beside above, how long does it take to fill a backyard rink? A – The first time you set up the backyard rink and get it ready to fill up with water it will take an average of 1 to 3 hours on “level” ground. If the ground is not level, it will require additional time to adjust the frame to make it level. uld take from 6 to 8 hours depending on the size.


Hope Ebbs   |   Member since 2013  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Furthermore, does backyard ice rink ruin your grass?

Small dips and rises can be leveled out with snow before you pour the rink, but a very uneven or sloped lawn will not be very well suited to a skating rink. When properly constructed, a backyard skating rink will not kill the grass on your turf lawn — a common fear.


Melania Larsen   |   Member since 2009  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

How do I make my ice rink smooth?

Create a Smooth Surface You don't have a Zamboni, but that doesn't mean you can't have a smooth backyard ice rink surface. And to remove the snow, use a snow blower, shovel or broom. Then use a resurfacer and a thin layer of hot water to create a smooth surface.


  Please Login to Submit Your Answer

User Login

Related Answered Questions

Below is a list of answers to questions that have a similarity, or relationship to, the answers on "How do I maintain my backyard ice rink?". This list is displayed so that you can easily and quickly access the available answers, without having to search first.

Sage Kelly   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

Can you turn a pool into an ice rink?

Instead of attempting to freeze 10, 000 gallons or more of water, you only need to worry about freezing a 4-inch-deep surface you'll create using a vinyl pool blanket. As long as you properly winterize it first, transforming your pool into an ice rink won't harm the ol' swimmin' hole.


Penny Richards   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

How thick is ice rink ice?

The jersey is sometimes called a sweater because, during hockey's early years, players actually wore sweaters and not the mesh-like jerseys of today. How thick is the ice? Ice is approximately 3/4" of an inch thick and is usually chilled at 16 degrees fahrenheit. The thicker the ice, the softer and slower it becomes.


Norah Rosenbloom   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

How much water does an outdoor rink need?

You need about 2 inches of ice to support kids and about 3 inches for adults. Keep flooding the rink with more water once it's frozen all the way through to build up at least 6 inches so you can weather those days when the temperature goes about 0. If you can do 8 inches you will be able to handle even a week above 0.


Wade Pope   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

How long does it take an outdoor rink to freeze?

72 hours


Rufus Ianson   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

How do arenas keep ice frozen?

At the beginning of the hockey season, the arena uses an advanced refrigeration system that pumps freezing "brinewater" (salt water) through a system of pipes that run through a large piece of concrete known as the "ice slab." When the "ice slab" gets cold enough, layers of water are applied to it.


Melody Booth   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

How deep should an ice rink be?

Most rink builders have somewhere between 6? and 10? of water/ice or more. The basic formula is…… The deeper your water the closer your Rink Stake 5 in 1 support system needs to be, then gradually widen spacing towards shallow end/high end of slope where there will be less water.


Liam Reese   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

How do you flood a pond rink?

You're on a pond. Drill a hole outside the edge of the rink and pump water onto it. You have skateable ice in a couple hours. If it's a thin layer, overnight normally does the trick.


Willow Stanton   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

What is a good size backyard ice rink?

CHOOSING YOUR RINK SIZE Size Availability1400sq.ft. to 3200sq.ft. 28' x 50' to 40' x 80' Portable installed or Do-It-Yourself Kit Permanent Sport Pad Indoors or Outdoors3840sq.ft. to 7200sq.ft. 48' x 80' to 60' x 120' Portable installed Permanent Sport Pad Indoors or Outdoors


Renee Villiger   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

Why is it called a rink?

Etymology. Rink, a Scottish word meaning 'course', was used as the name of a place where curling was played. The name has been retained for the construction of ice areas for other sports and uses.


  Please Login to Submit Your Answer

User Login

free ebook pdf

Free PDF Ebook

200 Hardest Brain Teasers Mind-Boggling Puzzles, Problems, and Curious Questions to Sharpen Your Brain

Download Now

Page Statistic

Overall Page Sentiment
2.9%
Negative
91.2%
Neutral
5.9%
Possitive
Compound: 0.9821
1.4 minutes Average Session
3 Co-Authors Check
13 QnA Included
Jan 29, 2022 Last Updated
250+ Total Viewed

Ask a Question

How is your experience?

30+ people rate this page as helpful


Disclaimer for Accuracy of Information: "This website assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this site.
The information contained in this site is provided by our members and on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness."


Jan 29, 2022
QnA by Community - Overall Statistic 2022
Members150K+
Total Questions1.5M+
Total Answers3.9M+
Number of Topics750+