How do you fix a leaking ice rink?

If the hole is large, cut a piece of NiceRink liner from the edge of the rink slightly larger than the hole, generously apply the glue around the edges and press into place. If the water is deep enough, place WHITE weights of any sort over the hole/patch to hold in place and just let them freeze under the ice.

Why does my ice rink crack when I water it?

The short answer is that it’s normal. The moisture in your slab is acting as the glue to keep it all together. When it’s extremely cold out that moisture dissipates and can cause settling. You then go and shock the ice with a resurface and which in turn can cause cracks.

How do you find a hole in an ice rink liner?

Drop some food coloring near where you believe the hole is. The direction the food coloring flows will show you where the hole is in the liner. The flow will be going toward the hole and out of the liner. You can now patch the hole to fix the issue.

How do I fix a crack in my backyard rink?

Fill the Cracks If your DIY ice rink develops a crack, pack some ice shavings or snow into the crack (or hole). And then give it a light coat of water, smooth it over the best you can and let it refreeze.

How long does it take for backyard rink to freeze?

It takes a minimum of 72 hours at -10 C for 8 inches of water to completely freeze. Do NOT walk on your rink before this time unless you have to. Water will seep up around the sides and flow onto your surface.

How thick should the ice be in a backyard rink?

Q4 – How thick does the ice have to be? A – A minimum of 2” (two inches) thick for the ice to stay solid and hold the weight of a 300lb person is required. For the municipal rinks, we recommend at least 3” (three inches).

What to use to repair ice rink liner?

We have had a mouse chew a hole through our liner while stored improperly and have heard many a story relayed to us the same. When using the white patch tape make sure the cut/ gash area is dry. The white patch tape bonds best above 5 degrees. The patch tar sheet bonds best with heat.

How to fix a leak in a backyard hockey rink?

Since I have some ice, I was thinking of using that as a base, then covering the whole surface with plywood, placing the new (non-leaking) tarp over the plywood and then filling from there. Optionally, I can also punch through the ice and lay down some bricks to support the plywood so that the plywood wouldn’t be bearing directly on the ice.

What kind of tape to use on ice rink liner?

The white patch tape bonds best above 5 degrees. The patch tar sheet bonds best with heat. You can work with it in cool temperatures but a hair dryer and or a heat gun will bond the tar patch to your poly.

Where does the water go in an ice rink?

The water underneath your ice is like water in a closed jar. It has no way out for evaporation. Furthermore, there is also a very rare circumstance of air temperature and pressure where ice skips the water phase and jumps directly to vapor.