Ever find yourself constantly maintaining your backyard ice rink rather than actually having fun on it?
It absolutely feels like a chore sometimes, doesn’t it?
But when you’re armed with the right tricks and tips — such as understanding that keeping a smooth surface requires steady watering from a garden hose or better still, an ice resurfacer — maintaining your rink can be as chill as a winter breeze.
This blog will take you through some straightforward yet effective methods to upkeep your backyard ice rink.
Keeping your backyard ice rink clean after each use is a must-do. Here’s how:
Using a tarp for my backyard ice rink comes with many upsides.
Let me tell you how hot water can help your backyard ice rink. This is such a good step to follow.
Do this process again when you see bumps or lines on the ice.
If you notice any damage or divots in your backyard ice rink, make sure to take care of them right away. Here are some steps to follow for proper maintenance:
Something you need to know about diy home rinks is that you don’t need Zamboni’s for these. A decent ice resurfacer is good enough to do the job.
To ensure the longevity of your backyard ice rink, it’s important to properly care for it throughout its extended use and at the end of the season.
To remove excess water from your backyard ice rink, these tools are helpful. Here are some steps to follow:
To get ready for the next skating season, there are a few things I like to do:
Maintaining a backyard ice rink can be easy if you follow these simple tips. Remember to clean the rink after each use and cover it with a tarp when not in use. Smooth out the surface by filling it with hot water and fix any damage right away.
Additionally, properly care for your ice rink at the end of the season by using a rain shuttle or squeegee to remove excess water, storing equipment correctly, and preparing for next season.
With these steps in mind, you’ll enjoy skating on a well-maintained backyard ice rink all winter long!