First Time Building a Backyard Ice Rink is a multi-part articles: Day 1 – Initial Planning, Day 2 – Construction, Day 3 – Filling with Water, Day 4 – Second Layer of Ice, Day 5 – Skating Time and Day 6 – Finally Ready.
On average, the temperature hovered around 38-40 degrees but surprisingly, the rink is holding up very nicely without adding more water.
The far corner sank about 1/8 inch due to water leaking but overall, kids are able to use the entire rink – and it is amazing how quickly they learn to skate 🙂
Based on this picture, I am getting my money’s worth, don’t you think?
Next week is supposed to get colder, so I will take that opportunity to add some water at night.
PS – If you are looking for children’s skates, I highly recommend adjustable skates (Lake Placid Metro Girl’s Adjustable Figure Ice Skate
or Lake Placid Metro Boy’s Adjustable Figure Ice Skate (Large (6-9))
! This is the second year of use, and it should last next season as well!