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HOW TO – Make a home ice rink

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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!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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