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Wouldn’t it be awesome to have an ice rink in your back yard? Instructables user Instructors writes:

For 3 years now my family has been putting up a homemade ice rink in our backyard. The method was a very simple one only requiring a flat area, some PVC, a large plastic tarp, along with some extra tools, and of course water. This method is better then a lot of the wooden ones for several reasons: wooden one are hard to put up and the wood will rot, arent really portable, isn’t really cheap for a vast area, and takes a bit more water (meaning more time it takes to freeze).

As far as I know, the Idea for the PVC ice rink came from my father, who was looking at building an ice rink. In his quest he found several professional ice rinks, that sold for a lot of money (up to $600 dollars!), money that he didn’t have. So then the Idea of the homemade PVC ice rink emerged!

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).