Tips to Build Your Own Ice Rink

It’s that time of year again where the weather outside is frightful, but the thought of staying cooped up inside is even worse. This winter, why not take matters into your own hands and build your own ice rink? It’s easier than you think, and it’s a great way to get the family outside and active even when the temperatures are below freezing. That’s why we’ve put together this helpful guide on things to consider before building your own ice rink.

Build Your Own Ice Rink

Building your own ice rink is a great way to get into the winter spirit, and have some fun while you’re at it. But before you get started, there are a few things you should take into consideration. Here are some tips to help you get started:

Location, location, location.

One of the most important things to consider when building your own ice rink is where you’re going to put it. You’ll want to choose a level spot in your yard that’s well-suited for the project. Avoid putting it too close to trees or other objects that could potentially damage the rink. And make sure the area is large enough to accommodate the size of rink you’re planning to build.

Choose the right materials. 

For the best results, you’ll want to choose materials that are designed specifically for building an ice rink. This includes a plastic liner, some sort of framing system to hold up the liner, and a layer of insulation to keep the cold in and the heat out. You can find all of these materials at your local hardware store.

Consider the weather. 

When you’re planning to build your rink, it’s important to take the weather into consideration. You’ll want to choose a time when the temperatures are cold enough that the ice will freeze quickly, but not so cold that it’s difficult to work with the materials. You’ll also want to keep an eye on the forecast in the days leading up to your project, and be prepared to adjust your plans if the weather isn’t cooperating.

Have a plan.

Before you start building, it’s important to have a plan in place. This includes measuring out the area where the rink will go, and making sure you have all of the materials and tools you’ll need. It’s also a good idea to build the rink in sections, so you can easily make adjustments if necessary.

Take your time. 

Building an ice rink is a bit of a project, so it’s important to take your time and do it right. This is not something you want to rush, or you’ll end up with a subpar rink that won’t be enjoyed by anyone. So clear your schedule, call in some help if needed, and take the time to do it right.

Building your own backyard ice rink is a great way to get the family outside and active this winter. By following these tips, you can ensure that your rink is safe, functional, and enjoyable for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!

Backyard Rinks

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