Winter is such a fun time, especially for the kids. Yeah, for us adults, it can be pretty frigid, but watching our little ones having fun making snow angels, snow men and snow balls makes it all better. Those little rosy cheeks and giggles can make you feel like a kid again.
You can keep the happiness going this winter season
by building a backyard ice skating rink
. Don't say it is too late in the season to do this project, because we have many months yet to go before Spring even thinks of popping up her lovely head. John walks you through the steps of what it takes to build a backyard ice rink. It is essential to choose the right location and make sure that you compensate for any areas in your yard that aren't level. Choose pressure treated lumber and be sure to buy a few extra boards. Even though they will cost more, it is best to purchase prime guard decking screws. If you purchase regular galvanized screws, the pressure treated wood
will eat through them in no time. Buy some cheap liner, assemble the rink, fill with water, patiently wait, and then prep your rink for kid fun play time.
The ice rink
takes some time and practice to make, but think of how happy your kids will be. You have just given them hours of fun, and in reality, this project does not cost much. You should be able to re-use the materials for a few years, and you will get better with practice. If you are in need of some tips and techniques if you are still unsure if you want to undertake the making of the ice rink, check out these backyard ice rink tips from John