Step 1: Materials and Layout
A drill, saw, razor knife
Small box of 1.5 inch wood screws
Small box of 2.5 inch wood screws
Ten 8 foot 2x4 studs
Ten 8 foot 1x2 pine strips (4 cut in half)
20x25 foot piece of 6 mil plastic
This will build a 24 foot by 16 foot rink. Not huge, but fun for some 1/2 court hockey! It has been a great spot to teach my kids how to skate.
Unroll the plastic in the most level area of the yard
Layout the 2x4 studs three on the sides and 2 on the ends
Step 2: Screw together
Step 3: Wrap and secure
Don't pull the plastic too tight... a little bit of slack (2 inches or so) on the bottom will help raise the rink to level it in the next step.
Start in the corner with the 4 foot piece first to stagger the seams to give it some more strength.