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Hot Water or Cold Water?

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Hot Water or Cold Water?

It's time to start thinking backyard rink and RinkMaster.  Our minds turn to all things winter, and the age-old question of the value of a hot-water rink flood comes to mind. Here are our thoughts on the matter There are no shortage of opinions on this, and there is no right answer.  But here's what we have learned. We've used both hot and cold water for floods here at RinkMaster for many years.  Because the question arises continually, and we periodically want to validate what we have learned.  And that is, there is no noticeable difference. Hot water is usually...

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When to start making the rink?

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When to start making the rink?

Many people ask about the best time to set up the rink.  And generally, the answer is this:  when you see a continuous cold spell in the forecast.   Setting up too early introduces risk of wind getting at the liner, animals running around on it, and general yard debris and leaves being added to your rink.   The best thing to do is to set up the liner on the day you will begin adding water.  If snow has fallen, shovel it off to the side. Just make sure the daily high temperature is not above freezing, and the night time...

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A New Season

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A New Season

It's that time of year when the nights start to cool down, and the warm and long summer days start to fade.  Which means it's time to start thinking about hockey and skating and backyard rinks! We'll be blogging weekly on our RinkMaster site, so drop by periodically for hints and tricks and general musings on all things rink. Nothing better than skating in the fresh winter air.  Drop back in to visit us now and then!

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