How to Install and Care for Your Backyard Rink Kits

If you’re looking for a way to have some winter fun, installing backyard rink kits is the perfect solution! But before you can start skating, you need to know how to install and care for your rink kit properly. Here are some tips on how to do just that!

Backyard Rink

Installing a backyard rink kit is a relatively easy process, but there are a few things you need to know beforehand. In this section, we’ll go over the steps you need to take to install your rink kit properly.

  1. Preparing your yard: Before you can install your backyard rink kit, you need to prepare your yard for it. This means clearing away any obstacles in the area where the rink will be installed, and making sure the ground is level. If your yard is not level, you can use some leveling compound to fix the issue.
  2. Installing the rink kit: Once your yard is ready, it’s time to install the rink kit. This involves assembling the frame of the rink, filling it with water, and then freezing the water. Be sure to follow the instructions that come with your kit carefully, as each one may be slightly different.
  3. Caring for your backyard rink kit: Once the rink is installed, you need to take care of it properly in order to keep it in good condition. This means avoiding sharp objects in the area around the rink, and keeping an eye on the weather conditions so that you can drain and cover the rink when necessary. 
  4. Tips and tricks for having fun on your backyard rink: Now that you know how to install and care for your rink kit, it’s time to have some fun! Here are some tips and tricks for making the most of your backyard rink:
    • Make sure the surface of the rink is always smooth by regularly shoveling snow off of it.
    • If you want to add some extra fun to your rink, you can paint lines or other designs on the surface with food-safe paint.
    • Set up a net at one end of the rink so that you can play hockey or other games.
    • Invite friends and family over to skate with you! The more, the merrier.
    • If you have young children, be sure to keep an eye on them while they’re skating. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
    • Take some time to learn some basic skating techniques so that you can enjoy skating to the fullest.
    • If you start to get cold while skating, take a break and warm up inside for a bit. Then, you can head back out and continue skating!

Most importantly, have fun! Skating is supposed to be enjoyable, so make sure you’re enjoying yourself.

With these tips in mind, you’re ready to install and care for your backyard rink kit like a pro! So get out there and enjoy the winter wonderland.

Backyard Ice Rinks

T-Rex Rinks
786 Eagle Ridge Trail, Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 300-0124