This 20' x 20' Iron Sleek DYI Skating Rink Kit includes everything you require (except the wood) to build your very own backyard rink. Skip the Guesswork and turn an expert job into a fun winter skating rink project...then get out there and create family memories!
Build your own backyard ice rink with Iron Sleek’s engineered outdoor ice rink products. These ice rink liners are top of the line, and also available is an innovative hockey board options that will provide you with value you cannot find elsewhere. Highest quality, incredible durability and sleek design for easy storage in the off-season.
When choosing among the different sized backyard hockey rink kits, keep in mind that your rink does not need to be the exact size of the kits listed below. You just need to make sure that you choose a kit that has a big enough liner. For example if you want to build a 28' x 46' rink, the right kit for you is the Iron Sleek 30' x 50' rink kit. If you want to build a 36' x 65' foot rink a 40' x 70' foot Iron Sleek Rink Kit is for you. Basically, the rink you want must be able to fit completely inside of the rink kit that you buy. This is definitely a case of bigger is better. A little extra liner is always a good thing.
Note: Does not include the necessary lumber. The information provided on this page assumes the use of 2" x 12" x 10' lumber which is widely considered the most cost effective method of attaining a functional sheet of ice. 2" by 12"'s require fewer Iron Sleek brackets because of their rigidity and will require fewer cuts, if any.
Another common choice is 3/4" plywood which is a better choice for rinks that have a long section of very high water and for rinkers who want more of an enclosure feel. Although plywood will cost a bit more money for the boards and will require more Iron Sleek brackets because it lacks rigidity, it is still well worth it. Some other benefits of Plywood over 2" by 12" lumber is for stacking and storage on the off season and it is lighter to handle.
On the contrary, plywood requires a little extra work, money, and skill. Plywood boards come in 4’ by 8’ sheets. The most common practice is to rip them in half with a circular saw and to support the boards minimally with an Iron Sleek bracket at the seams and every 4 feet. In addition, it is critical to bind the tops with Iron Sleek Mending Channel at all seams. The good news is that the local lumberyard may rip the plywood for you. Ripping plywood is not as easy as it seems. Ask someone skilled for help or ask the lumber store to do it for you. Plywood has very sharp corners so BE SURE TO USE IRON SLEEK BASE COVE to protect the bottom of your liner. Base Cove is truly a rink saver.
To Skate or not to Skate:
Once you have your 2" to 3" of solid ice, it is time to shift gears from Rink Building to Rink Maintenance. Hopefully, you did all the right things up to this point.