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Read back issues of our newsletter here, and sign up to receive it in your inbox so you don't miss anything. Ezine Issue # 17 - December 2013
Deadline looms for Win-a-Rink Contest, plus Winter Classic is here!

Posted on December 31, 2013 on E-zine Newsletter

Hockey greatness begins with dreams of greatness in seven- or eight-year-old children. The child clumsily flings the puck toward the net, practically dropping the stick in the process. But as the frozen season progresses, those pucks enter the goal with more and more frequency. The dreams become more real - of fans erupting in a frenzy as the future hockey star buries the puck in the net for an exciting overtime win. [read more…] Ezine Issue # 16 - October 2013
Welcome back to My Backyard Ice Rink!
                           First Ever Win-a-Rink Video Contest!

Posted on October 29, 2013 on E-zine Newsletter

We've been waiting all year for NOW! The 2013 - 2014 backyard ice rink season is finally here for many of us, and I'm looking forward to helping you build a "killer" rink in your own backyard.

Do you like to ice backyard ice rink in this picture? It could be yours... Don't forget to enter our Win-a-Rink Video Contest for your chance to win a rink like this! Information about contest in this Newsletter E-zine
 [read more…] Ezine Issue # 15 - May 2012

Posted on May 15, 2012 on E-zine Newsletter

There are a number of serious reasons why you'd want to maximize your skate days, and they involve most of the reasons you build your backyard ice rink in the first place.

You get to skate MORE, play MORE hockey or shinny, and practice your stick handling MORE. Plus, you save money, fuel costs and time by not having to travel to and from the big public rink all the time.
 [read more…] Ezine Issue # 14 - March 2012
Rideau Canal, Winterlude Festival and more

Posted on March 6, 2012 on E-zine Newsletter

Before she found fame and fortune as a singer, at age 10 she was skating circles around the boys on her Pee Wee Hockey team

She earned MVP two years in a row playing right wing.
 [read more…] Ezine Issue # 13 - December 2011
Easy ice resurfacing, Sid Crosby update, and more.

Posted on December 1, 2011 on E-zine Newsletter

After 320 days and 61 regular season games absent from the NHL, the Pittsburgh Penguins are no doubt overjoyed to have Sid the Kid back in the line-up!
 [read more…] Ezine Issue # 12 - November 2011
Build Your Own Ice Rink. Ice Rink Construction and Ice Rink Materials

Posted on November 13, 2011 on E-zine Newsletter

You know you're on the way to greatness when you earn more than one nickname at the same time.
 [read more…] Ezine Issue # 11 - October 2011
The Schnozz Report, plus rink board info

Posted on October 16, 2011 on E-zine Newsletter

What's worse, taking a slapshot directly to the schnozz, or losing Game 7 of the postseason playoffs to the Boston Bruins, eventual winners of the Stanley Cup?
 [read more…] Ezine Issue # 10 - September 2011
1st pick 3 years in a row?

Posted on September 22, 2011 on E-zine Newsletter

Edmonton Oilers finished in the basement in 2011. Consolation prize? Another 1st draft pick overall. Here's our big welcome to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, a skilled finesse player who knows how to score. As training camp progresses and the coaches will have an eagle eye on Nugent-Hopkins. Can he compete with the big guys in his rookie season, despite ...
 [read more…] Ezine Issue # 9 - July 2011
Time for a Refrigerated Ice Rink

Posted on July 3, 2011 on E-zine Newsletter Ezine took a 'vacation' in June. We're back in July 2011 to offer belated congratulations to the Boston Bruins, the 2011 Stanley Cup winners. [read more…] Ezine Issue # 8 - May 2011
Canucks Tame the Blackhawks, and more

Posted on May 1, 2011 on E-zine Newsletter

With his one score in overtime, Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks silenced Canucks critics, put his team into the quarterfinals of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and reduced the risk of strokes in thousands of Canucks fans. [read more…] Ezine Issue # 7 - April 2011
Start preparing now for next year's backyard ice rink

Posted on April 14, 2011 on E-zine Newsletter

The saying is as old as the seasons... [read more…] Ezine Issue # 6 - March 2011
Keep Your Rink Ice Into Springtime

Posted on March 5, 2011 on E-zine Newsletter

It's March already. The most rural of roads are dry and snow-free, even if still lined with shrinking piles of melting snow discarded and abandoned by the snowplow. [read more…] Ezine Issue # 5 - February 2011
Pond Hockey

Posted on February 6, 2011 on E-zine Newsletter

Says Walter Gretzky: "There's something special about playing on the pond - it takes you back to simpler times. There's a purity in playing outdoors in the elements. It's a place of dreams." [read more…] Ezine Issue # 4 - January 2011
Synthetic Ice Rinks

Posted on January 9, 2011 on E-zine Newsletter

Synthetic ice rinks are sprouting up everywhere! Some 130 large synthetic ice rinks can be found worldwide. That's because the technology has advanced to the point that the synthetic surface is almost like ice.

In fact, you can even install a synthetic ice rink in your basement, garage or backyard. They can be small, medium or large, depending on your budget. And budget may be a factor, since your synthetic rink will cost around $9 to $20 per square foot.  [read more…] Ezine Issue # 3 - December 12, 2010
About Ice Rink Brackets

Posted on December 12, 2010 on E-zine Newsletter

The brackets are important, because the water in your ice rink weighs a ton, and that might not even be a figure of speech. The boards around the perimeter of your rink need adequate support that will prevent them from crashing outward from the weight of the unfrozen water. [read more…] Ezine Issue # 2 - November 23, 2010
About Hockey Rink Netting

Posted on November 23, 2010 on E-zine Newsletter

If you and your family are hockey rink rats, protective hockey rink netting could be well worth your investment, for several reasons! [read more…] Ezine Issue # 1 - October 31, 2010
Ready for ice rink season?

Posted on October 31, 2010 on E-zine Newsletter

It is nearly winter in Canada. We may see the first snow flurries as early as Nov 5th. Overnight temps are already dipping below freezing in many parts of Canada and the United States.  [read more…] Ezine Issue - October 7, 2009
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Posted on October 7, 2090 on E-zine Newsletter

...the purpose of this web site is entirely devoted to backyard rinks and offers (for free), the best information, tips, advice and recommendations on how to build your own backyard hockey rink and backyard ice skating rink.  [read more…]

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