Rinky Dink

January 7 : Rinky Dink

January 7

His enthusiasm for his kiddie pool of ice inspired us to make him something bigger.

We attached four pieces of wood together and put in a tarp to create this 10 x 16 rink for our hockey loving son.

I looked on the internet for ideas about how to make a backyard rink. I saw lots of instructions that were way more complicated that what we needed. They were bigger and had supports and people using strings for some reason. We didn’t do any of that. All we did was this: put the wood together, put in a tarp, filled it with water and waited for the water to change state.

DIY Rinky Dink

More skating photos to come…

2 thoughts to “Rinky Dink”

  1. i totally want to do that next year!!! our kids can’t get enough ice skating. how fussy were you about the ground being level?

    1. Kate! You absolutely should do it. We were not too fussy about the yard being level. Luckily, our tiny little yard is mainly flat and our rinky dink is small – 10 x 16. Most people make something bigger but honestly, this is enough. Both of the little kids are out there daily and they can get the feel of skating. We used a tarp instead of clear plastic because it was thicker and cost less.

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