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July 03, 2011 Ezine Issue # 9 - July 2011

2011 Stanley Cup 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. They were clearly the better team of the season and series.

This picture ( AP) accompanied a Nicholas Cotsonika story of Boston celebrations immediately following their win, published at Yahoo Sports

It's a great read, and the picture embodies the over-the-top exultation that accompanies the Stanley Cup winners.

For Canucks fans, at least the dream lives on.

Were you There?

Did you attend any playoff games? Were you in Vancouver on the night of their Game 7 loss to the Bruins?

Now that the dust has settled and the pundits have opined, would like to know your thoughts, experiences and opinions about the Bruins win or the unfortunate chaos in Vancouver following the Canucks' loss.

Share it with us, including any pictures, if you took any. Just go to Your Backyard Ice Rink and speak your piece!

Postseason: Typical of the off-season, the NHL Draft has occurred, with a gifted Ryan Nugent-Hopkins going to the Edmonton Oilers with the overall first pick. Get the full run-down at

Ice Rink Refrigeration

Some people put in swimming pools. Others put in ice rink refrigeration. The out-of-pocket expense is very similar.


If the idea has been building in the back of your mind that THIS the year you'll install a refrigerated ice rink, then NOW is your last opportunity for this year to complete your research and get the installation scheduled! Don't wait till September - by late summer, the installers may be completely booked for the next several months.

  • Decide where you want the refrigerated rink, whether a permanent or portable refrigerated rink, and how big.
  • Choose which company is best for your needs
  • Schedule the initial interview and site visit. The ice rink company includes the visit as part of the total cost, and will help you with some of the more technical choices.
  • Get your project on the install list asap!

Why get a refrigerated ice rink?

The answers are individual and varied. They could pertain to your professional career or those of your children. It could have something to do with the sheer joy of skating, of exercise and entertainment throughout a long cold winter, of enjoying the thrill of skating in pleasant weather.

The reasons and choices are yours, and more folks are deciding that refrigeration is worth the expenditure. For more info and what to do next, go to Refrigerated Backyard Ice Rinks

New at is growing!

  • We've added more information. For example, we now offer do-it-yourself suggestions for building rink boards. Chances are good that you'll find even more information than you found the last time you stopped by.
  • You can now purchase ice hockey equipment from a trusted source - The mybackyardicerink Store. If the equipment is good enough for us, we'll accept it for sale in our online mybackyardicerink Store. We're still putting stuff on the 'shelves', but some of the essentials are already available to you, for example plastic rink liners.
  • Now, during the off-season, is a great time to really study the plans for building a backyard ice rink! By the time October rolls around, you'll be ready and prepared like a pro to set up the rink perimeter in preparation for precipitation. Need ideas or help? Join the mybackyardicerink Community

Opportunities for You to Share your Pictures and Stories

  • Community: Join our community of backyard ice rink builders! Post your triumphant pictures, and get help with solving the problems you had with last winter's backyard ice rink. At the same time, you might be able to help someone else with their questions.
  • Your Backyard Rink: Recount a favorite story, and post up to 4 related pictures!

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