Building a Backyard Rink

Building a Backyard Rink

Water's True Personality Shows When You Freeze It

About the Book

This is THE Book for Building a Great Backyard Rink

What do we got here, let's see: we got some tips, we got you your inventory list, we got some help in estimation, and we got some crazy-awesome ideas to make your rink a tonne of fun. In metric or imperial. Yuep, this is the book you want if you want your rink to turn out right. 

Do you have an unlevel backyard? No problem. Super cold and now sure how to progress the rink? We got ya covered. Taps frozen up? Oh yes, grasshopper, the solution is in this book.

Make this a Winter of Awesome

Seeing your kids head outside and glide around the backyard is pretty awesome. When you have friends over or host your family Christmas tell everyone to bring their skates. Feel absolutely zero guilt in drinking gallons of hot chocolate this winter - you'll burn it off on the ice!

Get the Know-How

Don't worry about all the minutea of building the rink; I've already made all the mistakes for you. I can help you estimate how much it will cost, how much water it will take and the best temperatures to make ice. Trust me - from personal experience - your neighbors, and perhaps your local friendly bylaw officer - will not appreciate a failed pour! 

Embrace the Cold

There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing choices! Even in the depths of winter we encourage our kids to be outside and join them in outdoor activities. Adding a rink to your back yard is a great way to add seasonal fun for your family and friends.

About the Author

James Chambers
James Chambers

James Chambers is a speaker, writer and mentor who builds web applications in the cloud on the .NET platform. A three-time recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award, James shares his experiences and mistakes in this short work covering two technologies seeing rapid adoption among web developers worldwide.

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