A Quick and Easy Guide to a Backyard Ice Rink
Winter is coming! While it may be easy to forget when we’re bundled up from head to toe with only our eyes peeking through our scarves, there are some fun benefits of living in the Northeast during these cold winters months. One of the more fun aspects of winter – and a personal holiday favorite – is that it’s cold enough to go ice skating. (I know, I know…I previously told you guys that you can skate year round with our synthetic ice, and that’s still true! You can check out that information here. But, right now we are talking about the real deal – frozen water!) And, if you already have a backyard Sport Court, creating an ice rink is easier than you may think. That’s right, that backyard court can be used for more than just shooting hoops. You can create your very own winter wonderland – right in your own backyard – with just a few steps and some cold weather.
Fear not! Sport Court outdoor court surfaces are designed to withstand all the winter elements, including you and your kids flooding it with water to make an ice rink. While most of our outdoor courts can be fitted with dasher boards and kits for easy flooding, you can also head to your local hardware or home improvement store and pick up some two-by-tens to fit around the length of your court. (Bolt the wood together for a solid, sturdy perimeter). Using a hose, fill the entire surface with about 1 (one) inch of water and let it freeze solid. Always be sure to test the ice before skating. Keep a shovel handy for snow removal and your fingers crossed for continuously cold temperatures!
Even though it’s relatively easy to create your own backyard ice rink, we at SportProsUSA know that sometimes you still want to leave these things to the pros. Have questions about flooding your court? Want us to help you get set up and started? We are here to help! Call us (or fill out this form) with your questions or concerns, and a SportProsUSA Team Member will help make your winter dreams come true!
Be like this Vancouver dad – your kids will thank you!
Infograph originally posted 12/12/16 on SportCourt.com