Backyard Ice Rinks

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... a backyard hockey rink?
... backyard ice rinks!

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This web site devoted to backyard rinks offers (for free), the best information, tips, advice and recommendations on how to build your own backyard hockey rink and backyard ice skating rink.

This web site is for anyone who loves winter and wants to create unforgettable moments by making a backyard skating rink.

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I have been making backyard ice rinks, for many years.

The idea of building a backyard skating rink was first sparked by my son when he was just 4 years old.

Disappointed upon having just returned home from having fun playing hockey on an outdoor skating rink at local neighborhood park, he said, I wish I had some home ice to play backyard hockey!

I thought Hmm! A backyard rink, a hockey rink! What a great idea...

From the beginning and during the cold winter weather of Canada, our family backyard skating rink has created a lot of outside fun for the entire family.

My son, daughters, close friends and neighborhood kids bring their hockey equipment and figure skating equipment to our home ice rink, and spend a lot of time together playing backyard hockey, shinny, ice skating and figure skating.

Often my son and friends dream of being young NHL players (visions on NHL often dance around in their head). I guess just like young Wayne Gretzky used to dream about playing like Gordie Howe on his own hockey rink that his dad Walter Gretzky built by letting a sprinkler run all night in the backyard of the family home in Brantford, Ontario.

My young son on my backyard ice rink. My son and friend playing backyard hockey on my backyard ice rink.

I know other phenomenal hockey players such as Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby and many others spend most of their time on an outdoor skating rink, playing hockey, having fun and often even performed serious hockey drills !

Aside from providing them great hockey moments, I have no doubt, it helped develop and enhance their hockey skills and hockey finesse. You could proudly conclude that backyard ice rinks gave birth to their incredible Canadian hockey play!

For the past several years I have designed many other backyard ice rinks and backyard hockey rinks for other members of my family and many of my close friends. I really enjoy making my outdoor skating rink. Making home ice has become my most passionate hobby!

We are truly proud of our backyard skating rink. Our backyard rink has become an important part of our lives and our family will share with you building tips and tricks in order to build your own ice rink.

Build your own rink and it will become an important part of YOUR family life!

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About me &
Here is find out about me and my story of how the idea of began!

Wayne Gretzky
Dedicated web page for Wayne Gretzky. Discover this short biography on wayne gretzky to better understand his influence on the sport of hockey and the NHL.

Wayne Gretzky Family
The Wayne Gretzky family was very close. Wayne comes from a large family and is the oldest child in the Gretzky family.

Wayne Gretzky Biography
There are many books written about Wayne Gretzky. The Wayne Gretzky biography depicts the life and times of the best center of the Edmonton Oilers.

Wayne Gretzky Quotes
This page is dedicated to listing all of the Wayne Gretzky quotes. Each Wayne quote will inspire any athlete.

Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card
The Wayne Gretzky rookie card printed in 1979 is not rare but sells for a huge amount. A private collector has paid $80,000 for this hockey card.

Walter Gretzky
Dedicated web page for Wayne Gretzky. Discover this short biography on walter gretzky to better understand his influence on Wayne Gretzky and the sport of hockey.

Rink Rats
I have compiled a list of professional and talnted hockey players who were probably considered "Rink Rats" when they were quite young.

Build Your Own Ice Rink
This site will show you how to build your own ice rink in your backyard. All the tips and tricks abount making backyard ice rinks and an outdoor skating rink.

Backyard Ice Rink Concept
Instruction on the basics of backyard ice rink concept and design. Which backyard ice rink concept is right for you? The Traditional (packing snow),the Modern (Plastic Liner) or the Refrigerated.

Old Fashion Backyard Ice Rinks
Learn how to build old fashion backyard ice rinks by packing snow.

Backyard Ice Rinks Liner Method
Backyard ice rinks liner method.

Refrigerated Backyard Ice Rinks
With refrigerated backyard ice rinks You can skate in temperatures up to 18-20° Celsius (64-68° Fahrenheit). They provide you with years of trouble-free operation.

Portable Ice Skating Rinks
Portable ice skating rinks can be used for skating, hockey practices and provide fun for the entire family. During cold temperatures, portable rinks quickly turn any backyard into an ice rink.

Rink Liner
Using a white or clear plastic ice rink liner is probably the easiest method to make your backyard ice rink. Rink liners produce an incredibly smooth, flat ice surface in a very short period of time

Packing Snow
The olderst most traditional and still very efficient method to make a backyard or outdoor ice rink is by packing snow and spraying it with water.

Flooding Rink
By flooding rink, you will make a very smooth ice surface. You will need to flood your rink routinely. Procedures and tips on how and when to flood your ice rink.

Backyard Ice Resurfacing
Detailed information on ice resurfacing. Learn tips and information all about resurfacing your ice rink and about ice rink equipment, tools and machinery.

Synthetic Ice
Synthetic ice is an artificially fabricated material intended as a substitute for ice skating surfaces.

Hockey Net
A hockey net should be included in your plans for a backyard ice skating rink. There are different types of hockey nets: NHL, ART ROSS, OHL.

Hockey Net NHL
Hockey Net NHL

Hockey Net Art Ross
Hockey Net Art Ross

Hockey Net OHA
Hockey Net OHA

Hockey Rink Netting
Protective hockey rink netting

Winter Hats
Ushankas are the best of winter hats and are distinctly a Russian hat

Hockey Rink Dimensions
Hockey Rink Dimensions

Hockey Rink Diagram
Hockey rink Diagram of NHL ice hockey rink and Olympic ice hockey rink.

Top Outdoor Rinks
A list of world famous top outdoor rinks.

NHL Top Stories
NHL top stories

Somerset House Rink
Visit the Somerset House Rink in London, England.

Rockefeller Plaza Rink
Visit the Rockefeller Plaza Rink in New York, USA.

Wollman Rink
Visit the Wollma Rink in New York, USA.

Place de L'Hôtel de Ville Rink
Visit the Place de L'Hôtel de Ville in Paris, France.

City Hall Rink
Visit the City Hall Rink in Vienna, Austria.

Nathan Phillips Square Rink
Visit the Nathan Phillips Square Rink in Toronto, Canada.

Boston Common Rink
Visit the Boston Common Rink in Boston, USA.

Old Port Rink
Visit the Old Port Rink in Montral, Canada.

Tivoli Gardens Rink
Visit the Tivoli Gardens Rink in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Kongens Nytorv Rink
Visit the Kongens Nytorv Rink in Copengan, Denmark.

Kungstradgarden Rink
Visit the Kungstradgarden Rink in Stockholm Sweden.

Backyard Rink Books
I have listed some of the best backyard rink books for you to check out. Read stories and Improve your backyard rink with these books on backyard rinks, outdoor skating rinks, home ice and more.

Home Ice Jack Falla:Reflections On Backyard Rinks and Frozen Ponds by Jack Falla
Home Ice Jack Falla : Reflections on Backyard Rinks and Frozen Ponds by Jack Falla

Ice Time
Ice Time, A Tale of Fathers, Sons and Hometown Heroes.

The Rink
The Rink is a Collection od Stories From Hockey's Home Towns.

Backyard Rink Movies
We have listed some of the backyard rink movies we enjoy. Relive hockey memories by watching these movies about outdoor hockey.

Pond Hockey Movie : A Documentary from Northern Films
Pond Hockey Movie is a documentary film from Northern Films featuring hockey players such as WAYNE GRETZKY,NEAL BROTEN,MARIAN GABORIK and PATRICK KANE.

In The Crease Movie : A Documentary from Stickmen Pictures LLC

Ice Rink Shop
The Ice Rink Shop has the essentials for the backyard rink builder. Check out what's new with Hockey DVDs, Outddor Rink Gear, Rink Equipment, Rink Music, Rink Book, etc. Community Community is your place to share videos, audio, photos, and stories. You get your own profile page, blog and unlimited media uploads!

Ice Rink Design
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Backyard Ice Rinks Contact
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