DIY Ice Skating Rink: 10 Steps to Building a Backyard Ice Skating Rink on a Budget! by Ashlee Benest

DIY Ice Skating Rink: 10 Steps to Building a Backyard Ice Skating Rink on a Budget!

I had a blast building an ice skating rink, for very little money, with my boys over the holidays! Here's how I did it: 

  • Clear an area in your yard where you want the rink to go. 
  • Lay down tarps/drop-cloths and cover them with snow.
  • Get kids to help by playing on the area. The more they play, the flatter it gets!
  • Clear away excess snow if you get any.
  • Cold temps are a must, and rain can work to your advantage!
  • Flood the rink every night.
  • Buy some cheap hockey sticks and pucks.
  • Get a couple of hockey nets.
  • Find some used skates.
  • Have fun, get fit (and don't fall)!

Supervise kids at all times! 

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