Backyard Ice Rink Packages

5% off any new rink installed in October !

Rink Options – Wood or Plastic?

Select option below:

Rink sizes, materials, and accessories can be customized to fit your family’s needs.
Contact us for our recommendations and a free site assessment.

Wood Board Rinks:

Board Height: 24″ Tall

Max Yard Grade: 14″

Rounded Corners: Additional Cost

Rink Add-Ons:

Rink Fill
Rink Tear-Down
Storage
Water Truck Fill
Rink Maintenance

Accessories:

Backstop
Netting
Under-Ice Lights
Ice Resurfacer
Overhead Patio Lights

Buy or Rent?

Rink rental is a full-service package. Leave the labor to our experienced team!

16 x 32

Buy: $3,138

Rent: $2,745

20 x 40

Buy: $3,871

Rent: $3,242

24 x 48

Buy: $4,570

Rent: $3,705

32 x 64

Buy: $6,028

Rent: $4,692

40 x 80

Buy: $7,576

Rent: $5,768

Rink sizes, materials, and accessories can be customized to fit your family’s needs.
Contact us for our recommendations and a free site assessment.

Plastic Board Rinks:

Board Height: 18″ tall or 48″ tall

Max Yard Grade: 10″

Rounded Corners: Yes

Rink Add-Ons:

Rink Fill
Rink Tear-Down
Storage
Water Truck Fill
Rink Maintenance

Accessories:

Backstop
Netting
Under-Ice Lights
Ice Resurfacer
Overhead Patio Lights

Buy or Rent?

Rink rental is a full-service package. Leave the labor to our experienced team!

16 x 32

Buy: $4,146

Rent: $3,561

20 x 40

Buy: $5,131

Rent: $4,262

24 x 48

Buy: $6,082

Rent: $4,929

32 x 64

Buy: $8,044

Rent: $6,324

40 x 80

Buy: $10,096

Rent: $7,808

Why Choose T-Rex Rinks?

We are a local company that guarantees your family will enjoy a backyard rink every winter without any labor, worry, or headache. Each rink is designed to fit your specific backyard and is installed by a team of professionals that do it every day. Just like any service, DIY is an option. T-Rex Rinks simply offers a great solution for homeowners that want all the benefits of a backyard rink but prefer the convenience and confidence of going with a local professional.

Additionally, our rink system allows for installation on surfaces that aren’t exactly flat. While most online rink kits require a total slope of 8-10 inches or less, T-Rex Rinks allows for a slope up to 14 inches. For many homeowners, the slope of the yard will fall in the range of 10 to 14 inches. If that’s your situation, we’ve got you covered!

If you do plan on going DIY or ordering a rink kit online, I just ask that you PLEASE measure the slope before building!

To book a FREE measurement, simply fill out our contact form or give us a call at 651-300-0124.

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About Us

We are brothers, Nolan Rinta and Taylor Rinta. Some may know us as the window washing brothers, or call us the “Shine Guys”. My brother and I have grown as business partners over the last 10 years, starting and operating Shine Window Cleaning in Stillwater, MN. We’ve built a strong reputation in our community and gained a better understanding of what makes a GREAT home service business! Taking those values, we created another company called T-Rex Rinks.

Not wanting to clean windows in January in Minnesota, we tried different ways of expanding Shine Window Cleaning through the winter. We experimented with interior painting, hanging Christmas lights, and plowing snow. Nothing felt right…until we looked at the ice rink in our own backyard. Outdoor ice rinks are a great way to spend time with friends and family during the winter, but they take a serious commitment of time and energy. This realization was our “Aha” moment and our inspiration for creating a backyard ice rink service company. From there, we found a mentor who had been building backyard rinks in Chicago for the past 30 years. Following his guidance, my brother and I opened T-Rex Rinks and found that many MN families love the idea just as much as us!

Building Your Backyard Rink

There are three stage to building a successful backyard rink. Here’s how to get started:

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Frequently Asked Questions

There is no such thing as a completely flat yard and our rinks do not require a yard to be exactly level. However, we generally need an area that is 14 inches of slope or less. It is important to have somebody measure the slope of your yard BEFORE ordering any equipment. Give us a call and we would be happy to do it for you.

How you set up your rink and what type of liner you use will determine the health of your grass. With a white/white liner and flooding the liner method, there is a 99.9% effective rate in turf health. On the other hand, if you use a clear, blue “tarp” or black liner, or just flood the grass, turf health will greatly diminish. Several factors will cause dead grass in the Spring: not enough sun penetration, too much sun penetration, or flooding the root zone of the turf.

The obvious answer is 32°F. What our clients really want to know is, after filling up the rink, when is it ready for skating? That answer has several variables: how and what you set up/line your rink with; and, prevailing weather conditions.

  • Liner – use a WHITE liner to prevent heat absorption from the sun. Using a liner that holds the water, your deep end should not be more than 10 inches deep.
  • Boards – The outside of your boards should be a light color or covered with the white liner at the start to prevent heat absorption.
  • Weather – Let the ground cool down for a good amount of time before lining and filling. Wait until the nighttime temperatures drop to 18 to 23°F and daytime temperatures stay below 36°F. With those conditions, you should be able to skate in three to five days. Cold nights are key, since you’ll build more ice during those lower nighttime temperatures than the higher daytime temperatures can melt it and you will be gaining ice thickness each night. Typically, an ice thickness of 3-4 inches will hold most kids and average-size adults.

A DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Rink isn’t for the faint of heart. Can you save some money?? Sure. Will your kids be proud? Well…Maybe. But only if your DIY rink actually works out! The problem is that over 50% of Minnesota DIY rinks are unsuccessful the first year, usually due to faulty design and construction. If you do plan on going DIY, I just ask that you PLEASE measure the grade before building!

When you go with T-Rex Rinks, you’re buying more than a rink kit. You’re buying a guarantee that you and your family will be able to enjoy a backyard rink every winter without any labor, worry, or DIY headaches. From materials, install, and flooding to rink tear-down and storage, we’ve got you covered

There are two options:

  1. Fill using a hose connected to your home’s water spigot.
  2. Hire a water truck.

Most of our customers choose to use their water spigot. This method is perfectly fine, it just takes a little longer. Using a water truck to flood the rink usually costs $400-500 but only takes 15-45 minutes. Both are great options and we can discuss what is best for your situation.

Yes. As long as the grade doesn’t change dramatically (over 14 inches) you can put a rink on any semi-flat surface. Part of the rink can be on grass and part on a concrete patio, no problem. Give us a call and we’d be happy to explain how it all works.

Yes. The cost of the ice rink and professional installation will be offset by the enjoyment you and your family get from using it.

A backyard ice rink is a great way to get outside and have some fun in the winter. It’s also a great way to improve your skating skills. And if you’re not a skater, don’t worry – there’s plenty of room for hockey, too!

Professional installation will ensure that your backyard ice rink is set up correctly and that it lasts for years to come. So take the plunge and enjoy all that winter has to offer!

Special thanks to our friends at Supreme Sports in Chicago for sharing. You can learn more about them here: https://www.supremesportschicago.com/.

Yes, we do provide ice rink maintenance services for ice rinks. Our experienced and highly-trained crew is more than capable of efficiently managing the condition of an ice rink’s surface in order to ensure that skating remains safe and enjoyable.

Our team can take over the entire process from start to finish: installation, repair, resurfacing, board repairing maintenance and so on.

Having somebody else build your ice rink can be a great way to take advantage of the expertise and experience they bring to the process. Having professionals build your rink means that they’ll have access to all the necessary tools, materials, and knowledge to ensure your ice rink will last for years.

The first benefit is quality control. Professional contractors know how to construct an ice rink properly, ensuring it meets industry standards and regulations. They will also use high-quality materials which are designed specifically for the job, such as weather resistant polyester tarpaulins and other moisture barriers that keep water away from the frame of your skating surface. This ensures that you get a safe and secure skating surface that won’t crack or break easily under pressure or usage over time – resulting in fewer repair costs down the road!

Another key benefit is time efficiency; by having someone else do all of this work, you can rest assured knowing that it will be done quickly with minimal disruption. Professional contractors employ teams of experts who specialize in building rinks efficiently with accuracy; no detail is overlooked when constructing a proper ice rink. Furthermore, their experience allows them to plan out construction processes before taking any action so there isn’t any guesswork involved once work on site has begun; their advanced cost forecasting abilities ensures you’re getting maximum value without stretching out your budget unnecessarily.

Finally, working with experienced professionals insures that you receive comprehensive advice regarding safety procedures both during construction as well as daily maintenance routines post installation – not only helping keep your guests safe but avoiding unnecessary troubleshooting along the way too! Ultimately this yields tangible peace of mind knowing you’ve got reliable help available should any issues arise along with optimism seeing successful execution towards making sure everyone gets we witness perfect execution towards letting everyone reap benefits offered through entertainment gained via something simple like an outdoor ice skating area!

Installing an outdoor rink is a great way to enjoy the winter months. Knowing when the best time to install an outdoor rink will mean the difference between success and failure.

Generally, autumn is considered the best time to install an outdoor rink because temperatures are lower and more consistent, ensuring that ice will bond properly with the surface it is applied on. Early or late in autumn usually works best as temperatures begin to dip below freezing during these times.

When it comes to installing an outdoor ice rink in your backyard, the amount of time it takes can vary greatly depending on a few factors. If you are working with an experienced professional– who is familiar with all the equipment and processes involved in assembling your outdoor ice rink– then they should be able to get it installed and ready for use in around 1-2 days.

However, if you’re doing the installation as a DIY project, then it can take significantly longer – up to 2 or even 3 weeks or more – depending on how complex your specific situation is (the size of your backyard; what shape and area you need to cover; etc.). It’s also important to consider any weather-related issues that could arise during the process, particularly if there isn’t shelter available. In this case, building an outdoor ice rink could prove more difficult since snowfall or rain may interfere with set-up time and conditions.

The cost of building an outdoor ice rink can be a complex task that should really be done by a professional, but the costs will depend on the size and complexity of the project. In general, you can expect to spend between $3,500-$8,500 for a professionally built outdoor ice rink. This cost factor includes everything you need such as asphalt paving and liner along with all accessories like boards, dasher systems and lighting. The quality of construction is paramount in assuring that your investment holds up against extreme weather conditions and impacts from users skating on it. It’s also important to use proper materials so that your rink lasts longer than just one season. Depending upon the complexity of the project additional materials may be needed such as concrete installation or excavation work which could lead to additional costs being incurred. Ultimately, how much money you’re willing to invest into an outdoor ice rink depends on both size factors and your desired level of performance. When done properly though with top-quality building materials it can easily become a centerpiece for entertaining family and friends during long winter months!

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