Go Ahead And Make Your Own Ice Rink: It is Easy!

learn to ice skate on your own rink

Enjoy the convenience of an ice rink in your own yard!

Learn to skate on homemade ice rink

Learn to ice skate!

I made this ice rink thanks to a rather cold spell in our area. If it’s going to be cold, we like to make the best of it!

Invite friends! I’ve collected a stash of assorted sized second- hand ice skates, knee pads, elbow pads, and helmets for my kids and their friends to use.

I wanted our rink to be small enough to be easy to set up and take down and I needed it to be made with materials I already had.

back yard Ice Skating Rink


Salvaged 2 x 4’s, enough to go around the perimeter

Plastic (I had leftover plastic used as a moisture barrier under my house.)

Bricks or logs; used to hold the walls in place.

How to:

Find a very flat area on your property. Lay out your 2 x 4’s to make a rectangle. Size the rectangle so that it fits your plastic. Remember that the plastic needs to go up and over the 2 x 4’s. I didn’t stake the sides or even use hardware to attach the boards to each other. I just lined the boards up end to end. Then I placed the plastic over; pulling it very flat. Next I placed other scrap pieces of 2 x 4’s where ever there was a point where two boards were meeting up. I used logs to secure in place. All that was left was to add water and nature did the rest. When the weather warms up again, gather the boards and folded up the plastic and store for future fun.

If you are looking to make a big ice rink: I found this site recently and thought it had a lot of good tips.

2 thoughts on “Go Ahead And Make Your Own Ice Rink: It is Easy!

  1. tango

    CLEVER!! Hubby’s dad used to flood their whole backyard each winter to make ice rinks for the kids. Great winter fun, but that was Michigan and we’re in Maryland. Nice thing about your small rink is that it doesn’t have to be too cold for too long to freeze.

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