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Can I flood on it?

Posted by Dean Sprung on

That is a question we get asked by all of our outdoor SmartRink customers.  There's something about the age-old tradition of mastering the perfect backyard rink.  It usually involves trial and error of hose connections at 10 p.m. in -20 degree temperature.   Having a backyard SmartRink gives you a level surface to work with.  Your ice build up only needs to be about 3".  I like this because you are not having to use much water to achieve a naturally refrigerated glide.  In the image below, the layer of ice is just thick enough that you can still see...

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Backyard rink in less than 60 seconds

Posted by Dean Sprung on

This is a time lapse video of a backyard rink installation that we did in the fall of 2014.  It took about 2.5 days to do it.  This includes unloading the transport truck, moving the material to the site, finding square, selecting the pieces, installation and a trip to the local pub at the end of the day.

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The Backyard Rink.

Posted by Dean Sprung on

A backyard rink is heritage, a tradition passed through generations or a rite of passage in your first house.  It's a symbol of your love for the sport.   September 2014 - SmartRink   It's for taking pictures to put into scrap books (or for sharing in the cloud in my case), staying up late, team building, friendships, an introduction to hockey, a trip to the lumber store, a test of engineering and an intersection of science and art with the hopes of perfect cold temps.  It's a place where your children can be active and provide a chance for...

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