How to make the perfect ice rink
The idea of building your own ice rink in the backyard has started to become a lot popular, especially in the countries where ice hockey is the national sport and where it’s cold enough to support this project without any additional costs for freezing the water. In order to have an ice rink in your backyard that is large enough for the players to move around and prevent any problems caused by the design, you should start by designing it. This is not always an easy task, but in this article we are planning to offer you a few ideas that should get you the right amount of knowledge to design the perfect ice rink.
In most cases, the minimum size of the ice skate rink should be around 24 feet by 24 feet. This is the minimum size, and it should be able to provide the players with just the right amount of space to move around. There is always the possibility to make it smaller or larger, but you always need to take into account your current needs.
Based on the size you choose, there will be different materials and you will need different tools to put everything together, before the rink is ready. In most cases if you choose a bigger size, the costs for the materials are also going to increase. If you think about it there are many types of materials you can use in order to build the rink. Some prefer wood, and they are visiting a lumber yard before they start the building process. If you choose this type of material, then you will need to a specific type of tools like a saw, hammer, staple gun, hammer and others.
Before you start the construction process, it is important to get familiar with the exact spot where your brand new ice rink is going to be built. Make sure that you are going to do everything in place of your backyard where there are no rocks and a bed of grass is probably the best. It is important to make sure that you are completing this process in time and this means that you need to get an estimate on how many days the construction will be made, or in case you don’t plan to work full time on this, you should take into account how many weeks will it take before everything is ready. Always plan everything and stick to the plan, you don’t want to end up in a situation where spring is coming and your backyard ice rink is still not ready yet.
As this is going to be a temporary construction, you also need to make sure that you have the option to take it down and reuse the materials the next year. In most cases the materials you buy for an ice rink are going to last for at least 3 to 5 years.