Rink Update: Seeing how I made the decision to make a backyard rink again this year it is that time of year I start watching the weather in the upcoming 10 days. Looking today, I don’t really see a time in the near future that I am going to start flooding. 😔 🏒

    Well… Decisions were made and I got most of the structure in place for the backyard rink tonight. 🏒

    The deconstruction starts… See you next year Backyard Rink 👋

    Well I am not sure what to think with this constant rain all day. I am fairly confident that it is not helping that rink as there is puddles out there… Is it spring already? 🌧️

    Well done to these kids braving the cold and putting good use to the outdoor rink late into the night. 🏒

    After a late night at the ER it was an early morning to wake up as the Ice Ops crew needed to resurface the ice. 🏒🥅🧊

    Ready for the skaters now!

    2022-2023 Ice Ops update: This weather with the other issue is not looking good for the rink conditions… 🌧️

    With the temperature hitting a low of 5°F (-15°C) the rink was making lots of ice last night and has a nice layer on top… 🧊

    Flooding Complete: A little over 18hrs of flooding brining my 9th year of this to a close. This year size was 54’ x 32’ and has about 14,041 Gallons (53,151 L) of water. Now I wait for it to freeze and keep my fingers crossed no leaks or sides blow out. 🏒

    Now that my city upgraded our water meters and I have an app I can check it with, I realize that my calculation last year was way off. Guess I didn’t know how to read it or something but this year will be much more accurate but also with that much more shocking 😱

    Flooding Update: 12 hours in.. things are progressing nicely but at this point we have not covered the base but should in the next hour.

    💦 Still watching water fill my backyard rectangle up and praying there isn’t a leak… Also, testing out the beta status.lol app 😉

    Flooding update: 8hrs in and still going well but the ground is not covered yet. Also, some of the snow chucks have been sticking up in the tarp so I am keeping my fingers crossed it won’t tear a hole in it. 🫣💦🏒

    Flooding update: 2hrs in and things are progressing nicely as water is touching all of the back wall at this point. No leaks but at some point tonight before this gets too far along I need to put up some support braces 🤨

    It’s that time of year again when the air is cold and I am going to pump a lot of water in my backyard that hopefully freezes. Let’s go! 💦🧊🏒

    Doesn’t everyone spend a break in their day snow blowing their backyard instead of eating lunch or doing something else important?


    After… Now we are ready to flood at some point maybe this weekend

    It didn’t take me this whole time as I might have ducked out for a quick run but the boards are up. Next up I need some cold weather… Sorry other Minnesota people 🧊 😬

    Well.. It is now or never (for this season), if I am putting up the rink today and tomorrow are the days to set the boards up. Let’s go!

    Weather is not looking good for someone who didn’t get his hockey boards setup.. I am going to still tell myself there will be warm days ahead in December. 🤨

    Also, this next weeks weather will be a good test on the shed office insulation.

    On one of her last days out of school due to COVID she decided to use that time to tear it up on the rink 🏒

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