See how to make a backyard ice rink with a few easy steps and our video tutorial! Making a backyard ice skating rink is easier to do than you think. Save this so you can follow all the steps when you’re ready!
Last winter, we decided to try to make a backyard ice rink and we failed miserably. But try, try, try again…right? Luckily, we only had to try one more time before getting it right!
BUT FIRST: Before I tell you all the steps involved in making a DIY backyard ice skating rink, I want to give you a heads up on the most important thing. You need to do this all before it freezes. You will need to run the hose and want to make sure it can continually run until the rink is full.
Also, here’s what our space looked like this summer!
Pick a place that’s level-ish
Make a boarder
Add a liner
Fill the rink with water
Give the water time to freeze
Make it smooth
Add some lighting!