The Ice N'Go rink solves your construction problems by providing you with a complete kit that allows you to easily and quickly build the frame work that holds the water. Everything is in one box including the frame components, the liner, and a special cap system to protect the liner from skate and shovel cuts. No need for tools and there will be no unincluded items to buy. We also provide a detailed set of written instructions and an instructional video to show you how to assemble your new rink, step by step.
A - Rinks can be built on uneven ground. The instructions with the kit will show you how to level the border to compensate for the drop. It's very easy to do - but the greater the drop, the more preparation will be needed. The maximum slope for an EZ Rink is 3inches, for an Ice N Go it's 7inches and it is 12inches for an Ice N Go PRO. We HIGHLY recommend that before you do anything, you carefully measure the slope (slant, tilt, grade or drop) of your yard to make sure that you select the most level site.
The first time you set up the backyard rink and get it ready to fill up with water it will take an average of 1 to 3 hours on "level" ground . If the ground is not level, it will require additional time to adjust the frame to make it level. uld take from 6 to 8 hours depending on the size.
A minimum of 2'' (two inches) thick for the ice to stay solid and hold the weight of a 300lb person is required. For the municipal rinks, we recommend at least 3'' (three inches).
NO! Neither the PVC tubing nor the specially composed polyethylene liner will affect the grass. Grass is dormant during the winter so covering it in that period has no negative side effects. The only way to damage the grass would be to leave the plastic liner on the ground too long after the winter is over.
For a depth of 2 inches*, here are the general guide lines: *Water always freezes from the ground up. NOTE: Nothing, repeat, nothing can be added to water to make it freeze faster.
Fill the pocket with slush and allow to freeze.
Yes to both. It's easy to build the kit on a good snow base because all you do is hollow out a space and insert the kit assembly, but you should only do this in a region where you have a consistent snow base, otherwise if the snow melts from under the rink, it could cause a mess. For those regions with little or no snow, just set up on "clean" ground.
No! We have a liner protection system using flexible ribbed PVC caps that snap over the frame to protect the liner from shovel and skate cuts. Just in case, your installation box includes a liner repair kit. Replacement liners and protective caps are also available.
We recommend the "Ice Groomer", which is an ice-resurfacer you connect to your hose and pull behind you to get a great, smooth surface. As an alternative, you can spray or flood a very thin layer of water using your hose. For bumpy areas, we suggest softening it up with hot water and then smoothing it out with a flat piece of metal like a trowel. Cracks can be filled with warm water and smoothed over.
Simple. When it starts to thaw, most of the water will evaporate over a few days or if you still have a lot of water because of a heat wave, open up the rink at the lowest level and slowly let the water drain out. Carefully take the rink apart, dry off all the parts and put them back in the box until next year. To avoid ruining the grass, remove the liner before the spring.
No. Even if you only have room for a small ice rink, your family can enjoy hours of skating fun. Larger rinks will accommodate a greater number of skaters safely as well as a greater variety of activities and games.
Anytime after your fall clean upand before the first snow is the best time for building the structure. The liner should best be placed last (following the onset of cold weather) and be filled with water once it is in place to prevent accidental damage from high winds or animals. Walking on the liner with the wrong shoes or over sharp objects left underneath can cause damage.
Yes. Too much water can cause the water to freeze in "Slivers". We recommend thin applications repeatedly. Ensure the water has frozen between floods.
Cold water builds up the ice depth. Hot water makes for a stronger, smoother ice surface. Hot water floods are recommended prior to skating.