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This web site is for anyone who loves winter and wants to create unforgettable moments by making a backyard skating rink.
"Hockey captures the essence of Canadian experience in the New World. In a land so inescapably and inhospitably cold, hockey is the chance of life, and an affirmation that despite the deathly chill of winter we are alive...."
by Stephen Leacock
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"I think I am officially a backyard rink rat... I can tell you, NOTHING beats an outdoor hockey pick-up game under the lights with the snow falling, this is what dreams are made of...!"
by Ed Kunzelman
( Dublin, OH USA)
Outdoor Hockey Dreams
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 that he had to go home after 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 on!
I thought, Hmm! A backyard rink, a hockey rink! --what a great idea...!
Even in the harshest cold winter weather, every season, our backyard skating rink has created tons of outside fun for our family.
Our family and neighbors bring their hockey equipment and figure skating equipment to our home ice rink, and spend lots 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).
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.
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 performing serious hockey drills !
Aside from providing great hockey moments, I have no doubt that their outdoor ice rinks helped them 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 our building tips and tricks in order to help you build your own ice rink.
Build your own rink and it will become an important part of YOUR family life!
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If hockey is part of Canadian DNA, then backyard hockey is the force that fans the flames.
|Play Backyard Hockey
Backyard Hockey. Why play an electronic game when you can be out skating? Here are 5 reasons why a genuine backyard hockey rink is worth the effort.
Wayne Gretzky: Dedicated web page for Wayne Gretzky. Read this short Wayne Gretzky biography 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
Wayne Gretzky Biography: The Wayne Gretzky biography depicts the life and times of The Great One; the all-time best center of the Edmonton Oilers.
|Wayne Gretzky Quotes
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
Wayne Gretzky rookie card: Printed in 1979, the Wayne Gretzky rookie card is not rare but sells for a huge amount!
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.
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
Use the backyard ice rinks liner method (using a plastic ice rink poly liner or tarp) when if you live in an area where you don't get too much snow or if your winter is mild or if you just want to have an easier time making and maintaining your backyard ice rink surface.
|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.
|Ice Rink Chillers
Ice Rink Chillers. Chiller for ice rinks of many sizes. Portable rink chillers and flexible tubing grids eliminate the guesswork of installing a backyard rink chiller.
|Plastic Rink Liner
A plastic liner is is made from a non-woven polyethelyne film. 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.
|Plastic Rink Tarp
A plastic ice rink tarp is made from a woven plastic material thick material, normaly thicker than a plastic rink liner. A plastic rink tarp is used similarly to a plastic ice rink liner in order to produce an incredibly smooth, flat ice surface in a very short period of time. The process of flooding your ice an ice maintenance is so much easier using a plastic tarp or plastic ice rink liner.
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.
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.
Hocky Art: There ia alot of hockey art in the form of wall paintings, hockey posters hockey logos and other hockey prints. Add creative hockey ice logos to your backyard ice rink!
Synthetic Ice: Now you can play hockey and ice skate all year long. Learn about fake ice that improves with time. Can a synthetic ice rink help your game?
|Synthetic Ice Rinks
Synthetic ice rinks: Minimal maintenance! Skating, shooting, hockey drills and playing - boost your hockey skills at home all year long, either indoors or outdoors.
|Synthetic Ice Rink
Synthetic Ice Rink. Which synthetic ice rink surface is best - we show you 5 points to look for, so you can decide which is best for your home or commercial use.
|Synthetic Ice Information
Synthetic ice information: Decide if a synthetic ice rink will work for you. FAQ about synthetic ice rink panels, installation and longevity.
|Synthetic Ice for Hockey
Synthetic ice for hockey. How do you practice and play hockey year around, even in summer? Daily entry fees, or - synthetic hockey ice.
|Barrier Protective Hockey Rink Netting
Protective hockey rink netting provides a barrier to keeps pucks shot out our yor backyard ice rink in play and out of your neighbour's yard! The barrier protective hockey rink netting is used for puck containement and comes in different sizes and colors. We offer protective hockey rink netting similar to the ones you'd find on top the glass in ice hockey commercial arenas.
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 Net OHA
Hockey Net OHA
|Pond Hockey Nets
Pond hockey nets are created especially pond hockey play. Pond hockey goals are specifically designed for pond hockey. They stand a maximum of approximately 1 foot high so players will have to keep the puck low when they shoot so you won't be chasing or losing pucks...
|Goalie Shooting Targets
Goalie Shooting Targets helps the shooter drill the spots goalies find so hard to defend. Made for use in tough, ice hockey environments.
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.
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.
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, A Tale of Fathers, Sons and Hometown Heroes.
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
In The Crease Movie, a documentary film from Stickmen Pictures LLC featuring BRENDAN SHANAHAN,JOE THORNTON,SCOTT GOMEZ,JEREMY ROENICK,BRIAN ROLSTON,SCOTT NIEDERMAYER,MATHIEU SCHNEIDER, MARTIN HAVLAT
|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.
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Ice Rink Design
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