Backyard Hockey Rink Installation FAQ 

Are you considering installing a backyard ice rink for your home this winter? If this is your first time, there is no doubt you have questions before getting started. 360 SportScapes is New England’s leading ice rink installation professionals. Please continue reading to see some of the questions we are asked when we start planning an ice rink build with our customers! 

Does the area need to be completely flat to create a Backyard Ice Rink? 

When it comes to building an ice rink in your backyard, the flatter the area is, the better, but it does not need to be completely flat. If the site is on a slope or uneven ground, 360 SportScapes uses its landscaping abilities to create a completely flat surface. When necessary, we build retaining walls to size to ensure your ice rink is 100% safe and compliant.  

How Deep Should a Backyard Ice Rink be? 

This can depend on a few different factors, but a general rule of thumb is ice thickness greater than 4 inches is recommended. When you consult with a 360 SportScapes ice rink installation representative, they will review your yard and the best thickness required to get the most out of your ice rink. 

How long does it take for a backyard Ice Rink freeze? 

This can depend on several factors but primarily, and of course, the temperature outside. We recommend getting started on building ice rinks before the first freeze, which means for clients in New England, it means late Fall. This way, as the cold weather hits, the rink is filled, and its core temperature will dip below the freezing point. 

Is it challenging to build a Backyard Ice Rink? 

Many first-time ice rink builders run into issues with creating a level surface, retaining water before the first freezing, or the frame of the rink moving after the first freeze. Naturally, the more experience in this type of work improves ice rink builders’ chances of succeeding the first time. Due to the cost of materials and the limited time frame required to get the rink completed, we recommend partnering with 360 SportScapes for your backyard ice rink building. Partnering with a professional like 360 SportScapes is proven to save you time and money in the long run. 

 360 SportScapes: New England’s Top Ice Rink Installation Expert 

We have constructed hundreds of ice rinks throughout New England and have the process down to a science. If you want a hassle-free, reliable ice rink that is done right the first time, save yourself the time and hassle of YouTube videos and runs to Home Depot by contacting 360 SportScapes