Ice Rink Leveling?

Looking for anyone's practical experience here. I have made backyard rink last 3-4 yr, now upgrade to Nice Rink liner. Holding water never a problem, many in Northeast last yr had limited time due to warm winter. My rink is triangle shape with legs 20x30. Slope on one side  goes from 1" to 7" or so, average ice thickness is 3-4". Part of rink over brick patio block. Use wood 2x6-2x10 borders. Was thinking of putting hay/straw under liner in the deep sections to reduce volume/depth so I can freeze solid and not have water layer under the ice. Or do you think the trapped air (under liner) will warm and work against this. I would think enough straw would not fully compress and help reduce water level, but then interface between liner and actual ground will have a lot of air space. Got a few months to think on this, my season is late Dec-mid Feb.

Asked by ptsmitty 5 years ago


Ice rink on an old volleyball court in my backyard in Northcentral PA - is it a good idea in this climate?

I live in Northcentral PA - we have had record lows these past 3 weeks average 30. I am thinking about building an ice rink in my backyard on a grassed over volleyball court - Is this a good idea based on where I live and on an old sand volleyball court? I wanted to build it for my nieces and nephews who will be here in about 7 days for the holidays.  Since we have 7 acres of grass thought this would be fun for the family.  If so what type of plastic is best?

Asked by kkirk10 7 years ago


I just built a home hockey rink. The water finds it's way around the outside of my boards and tarp. Any help?

I used 2 x 12 boards and wrapped my tarp/liner on the outside. But I only wrapped it 2-3 inches.   I thought wrapping the liner on the outside would be best so it didn't get beat up by my little hockey players.  But in the end, it appears I needed to wrap it all the way up on the boards.  It leaks up on the low side and drains. I thought it would the water would freeze up against the board and form a "seal".   But it does not.  It appears to be a major problem.  I am thinking of taping another strip of plastic along each side, using snow/ice duct tape.  But I'm worried about it not sealing.  Any ideas on how to fix my problem would be greatly appreciated.  I don't want to/can't start over.  Thanks!

Asked by KurtD 6 years ago


How to make a ice rink with multiple tarps? Answered

Hi I was wondering if there is a way to build a backyard ice rink with four 9 by 12 tarps?

Asked by camping crazy 5 years ago


Ice Skating Rink - Where it dosnt snow Answered

Hey I want to make a ice skating rink BUT I live in NZ Its spring now and even in winter it dosnt snow here. I would need to freeze the water somehow, and be able to use it year round, Can you help me?

Asked by Orro 7 years ago


Should I get outdoor or indoor roller skates?

Hi! Just rediscovered my love of roller skating, after 15 years away from it. I am wondering if I should buy a pair of outdoor skates and use them on rinks sometimes, or rink skates and risk them outdoors? I'd check the wheels for rocks before I rode on the rinks, of course. I've never done outdoor riding, but I can't go to the rink all the time, and I'd like to work this into my daily exercise. I'd also like to get into good enough shape to join Portland's active Roller Derby scene. Thoughts?

Posted by mousewrites 7 years ago


Why do I always receive errors trying to program my Arduino UNO? Answered

Every time I try to reprogram my Arduino UNO with the the "Blink" code, I receive an error, and I have tried to do the same to at least 3 of my Arduino UNO boards with the same result. I have also tried to send the code for another Arduino supplied program, and get the same results. Attached is a Screen shot of the Arduino Program Error Message.Thank You!Fredrick F. Rinkeeknirderf@sbcglobal.net

Asked by frinke 1 year ago


Outdoorsmanning!

The all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado has teamed up with Instructables to bring the Instructables community great projects that boost your outdoor skills. The Outdoorsmanning hub is a great place to learn about a ton of outdoor skills like backpacking, camping, and being in nature. Many of you in the Instructables community are taking advantage of excellent fall temperatures by going hiking and exploring. If you love documenting your journey into nature, check out this great Trekking Pole Tripod. With winter right around the corner wouldn't you like to learn about how to make an ice-rink in your back yard?   Maybe you want to hit the road, get out of town and get into nature. Check out this amazingly awesome Teardrop Trailer. For more great outdoor project ideas, head over to the Outdoorsmanning page.

Posted by audreyobscura 4 years ago


(newsletter) Snow Globes, Skeeball, Improvised Gas Mask...

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