People usually start skating mid to late December and skate through March break.
3 - 4 months
It's all up to mother nature, lol. Our rule of thumb is 5 days of -10 or 10 days of -5 ( day time temperature)
Prices do range depending on slope and size. To give you a base line the average 24 x 36 with a decent slope is around $2300
We have a Rinkulator™ that uses our measurements as well as laser level readings to calculate a custom price. It also calculates rebuild, pump-out, takedown, hours to fill your rink, cost to fill your rink etc.
You can either subscribe to our weekly or bi weekly rink maintenance service and let us maintain it for you or shovel the rink regularly and add a millimetre of water to the ice surface every few days.
Our frames can handle both the water when its frozen or thawed.
If the hole is is made through no fault of your own it will be replaced free of charge. If your kid goes through the ice with a skate, you gotta have us re-install it at cost.
We do not store the wood for you. Our crew, after the take down, will place your wood in the area of your choosing in or outdoors. If it is being kept outdoors we wrap that year's liner around the wood to keep the wood protected.
There needs to be a minimum of 2 inches on the side with the least amount of slope. All our rinks will have 3-4 inches of ice on the least sloped section of the rink.
The rebuild price is the same original new build price, minus the total cost of wood.
The wood does not deteriorate very quickly during the winter. Most families get about 4 years out of their wood keeping the wood covered outdoors over the summer. If the wood is kept in a garage or storage unit it can keep longer. If additional boards are needed in the future as replacements, wood is provided at cost.
The rink is made with 2 x 12 x 12 SPF Canadian Lumber, with bracket braces every 12 feet and on the corners, it is additionally staked into the ground. The the rink is lined with our premium 12 mil rink liner.
If the rink is on private property you do not need a permit. It is classified as a "temporary structure" much like an above ground pool or trampoline. If you are planning to build the rink on public property please contact us over the phone.
If the rink breaks we will replace the rink ASAP free of charge.
Yes we have our own stake-less system for sport courts, driveways or yards.
The freezing is all up to mother nature. There has never been a year in the past 13 years where our families have not been skating.
You can use our pump out service or once the rink is a floating ice burg. Make a hole in the liner on the deep end so that over the next 2 weeks the water slowly drains.
Invite our Rink-Master to your desired rink space to laser level and take measurements. Rink Master visits and quotes are always free.