Building an ice rink in my backyard (calling Canadians, Michiganians, Wisconsinites)

#1
So, I have decided that this winter I shall build an ice rink in my backyard, we've had a little bit of snow where I live and the temperature has been below freezing for the past few days. I have my basic plan already to go, I was planning on going old school (not using board and a liner) but I haven't done this before. So anyone ever done this before? Have any tips or random things to keep in mind while I'm doing this?
#2
yepp

if u dont use a liner dont expect to have growing grass in hte summer,
no boards=losing alot of pucks
warm days ruins the ice alot faster then u think
water as often as u can,

its quite simple really, just clear out hte snow in hte area u want to make the rink,
always bring the hose in and out otherwise it will freeze obviously

and ps im canadian for interest sake
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#4
I've done this before, and I have loads of tips.

But as a Minnesotan, living in the State of Hockey, you don't want my help...
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I've done this before, and I have loads of tips.

But as a Minnesotan, living in the State of Hockey, you don't want my help...


the state of hockey is canada
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#6
Well i live in MI and its supposed to be above freezing this week so... and why dont you just use a lake?
#7
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the state of hockey is canada


Canada isn't a state. It's a country with provinces.

I agree that Canada cares about hockey way more, but if someone tried to tell me one of the other 49 United States was a bigger hockey state than Minnesota I'd fight them to the death.
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Canada isn't a state. It's a country with provinces.

I agree that Canada cares about hockey way more, but if someone tried to tell me one of the other 49 United States was a bigger hockey state than Minnesota I'd fight them to the death.


i obviously realise it isnt a state

i was just being an ass, as for the most hockey state actually, i have no idea
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The most hockey state is Alabama, you silly people.
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yepp

if u dont use a liner dont expect to have growing grass in hte summer,
no boards=losing alot of pucks
warm days ruins the ice alot faster then u think
water as often as u can,

its quite simple really, just clear out hte snow in hte area u want to make the rink,
always bring the hose in and out otherwise it will freeze obviously

and ps im canadian for interest sake


you spelled "the" wrong every time you used it, and the same way too, "hte". but yeah pretty much what JimmyBanks6 said.
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yepp

if u dont use a liner dont expect to have growing grass in hte summer,
no boards=losing alot of pucks
warm days ruins the ice alot faster then u think
water as often as u can,

its quite simple really, just clear out hte snow in hte area u want to make the rink,
always bring the hose in and out otherwise it will freeze obviously

and ps im canadian for interest sake

you spelled "the" wrong every time you used it, and the same way too, "hte". but yeah pretty much what JimmyBanks6 said.

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Wrong!!!


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lol yay my grammar isn't so bad after all
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Michigan is by far the biggest Hockey state....

+1
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#17
Just get some 2x4s and make a perimeter that you can fill with water. I'd suggest spraying some water along the edges of the wood, allowing it to freeze and then repeating that first so you can then fill the rest in without the worry of it disregarding you're mighty barrier.
That's supposin you're using a hose.
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#20
Florida is the hockey capital of the WORLD!!!

I have a very nice ice rink right down the road from me!!!...hockey ALL year long


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Florida is the hockey capital of the WORLD!!!

I have a very nice ice rink right down the road from me!!!...hockey ALL year long


I've never played hockey nor have I ever ice skated or put on ice skates for that matter


You lucky face. I wiss I could play all year round.
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+1


+1 more mutha fukka. I've been playing since I was a wee one, so has my brother, and my little sister of 4...

EDIT: I just read your name!!!! Captain muther ****ing insanooooo!!

Oh and I'll upload pics of my rink today after school.
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#23
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Canada isn't a state. It's a country with provinces.

I agree that Canada cares about hockey way more, but if someone tried to tell me one of the other 49 United States was a bigger hockey state than Minnesota I'd fight them to the death.

Michigan - Detroit - Hockeytown.


Eh?
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Michigan - Detroit - Hockeytown.


Eh?


For sure, I dont know why were named hockeytown....

We must like our football team....
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#25
Michiganian reporting in! I grew up there most of my life.
I can honestly say I have really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like.


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