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4 Fun Ice Hockey Facts To Impress Your Friends

February 27, 2017

While the end of the winter season is approaching, in many parts of the country, you can still have a lot of fun with backyard ice rinks. As many as 36 million kids play organized sports every year, but those options become more limited during this time of year. While many sports have to take a hiatus during the colder months, playing ice hockey on a home ice rink is a great way to get exercise and have a great time in the winter.

Pro Parenting Tip: Get Your Kids to Like You

January 31, 2017

Parenting, although magical and plenty of fun, is A LOT of work. You have to worry about their health, their clothes, make sure they are well fed, keep them sheltered and safe, and teach them things as they grow. On top of all that, you have to do your best to get them to like spending time with you, which can often be the most difficult part of parenthood.

Ice Skating: So Much More Than a Fun Pastime

January 27, 2017

Ice skating at your local arena or home ice rink allows you to make treasured memories and spend quality time with family and friends during the winter months. In fact, 65% of youth sports participants say that they participate in sports in order to be with friends. If your kids have an affinity for ice hockey or ice skating, it's likely that the social aspect may be a real perk.

How a Backyard Rink Can Help Skaters Develop Their Skills

January 5, 2017

For the diehard hockey player or figure skater, a backyard ice rink is the perfect way to access a training facility at all times. While competitive teams travel to rinks near and far for games and practices, having a rink in the backyard can help many young skaters develop their skills.

5 Festive Ways to Stay Active This Holiday Season

December 16, 2016

You're bound to be surrounded by tempting food and drink this holiday season, and most of us would like to relax as much as possible. But in order to promote year-round health, it's important to find a healthy cookies-to-exercise balance.

3 Tips For Keeping Your Kids Safe This Winter

November 21, 2016

Although many of us love the events that winter brings -- hockey, ice skating, and the holidays, among others -- we need to take extra precautions when participating in wintertime activities. It's impossible to watch our children every second, but careful preparation can be key in keeping them safe in the winter.

Getting Ready For Hockey Season: the 4 'S's

November 18, 2016

Fall is about to give way to winter, which means one thing: it's time for winter sports!

And if you want to surprise the young winter-sports fans in your life, then it's time to learn how to build a backyard ice rink. Home ice rinks allow kids of all ages to get regular exercise and training while having a lot of fun. If your questions about how to build a backyard ice rink have kept you from taking the plunge, you're not alone. But the truth is, it couldn't be easier with our DIY backyard rinks.

This Winter, Celebrate With These 3 Special Skating Party Ideas

November 14, 2016

One of the main reasons we participate in sports is that they're fun and let us connect with other people. After all, 65% of kids who participate in sports say that they do so in order to spend time with their friends. So if you can find a way to combine a physical activity like ice skating with an exciting social atmosphere, it's a win/win.

Staying Safe on Your Backyard Rink: Ice Skating Dos and Don'ts

October 18, 2016

In a typical year, around 10.65 million people aged six years and older participate in ice skating. If you've decided to build a backyard ice rink, you and your family will have instant access to this beloved seasonal activity all winter long. Whether it's your first time building a home ice rink or you just want a little refresher in backyard rinks and proper skating safety, be sure to follow this simple list of dos and don'ts for backyard ice skating!

4 Backyard Ice Rink Myths: Debunked

September 22, 2016

Now that the kids are back at school, many parents and kids are thinking about their fall and winter sport participation. If your kids love playing hockey or enjoy spending time skating on the ice rink in the colder months, you may have considered installing a homemade ice rink in your backyard. However, some people have concerns about building a back yard ice rink. These concerns are largely unnecessary, but these myths are still often cited as reasons not to pursue home ice rink installation. Since these myths are so commonplace (we're asked about them all the time!), we've compiled a list of the top four back yard ice rink myths -- and we've debunked them for you, too.

3 Reasons You Should Build a Backyard Ice Rink This Winter

September 16, 2016

Whether you love ice hockey, skate competitively, or just enjoy going to the rink around the holidays, you know how fun and rewarding ice skating can be. You might very well be one of the 10.65 million ice skaters who get out on the rink in an average year. But you might not realize that you can have access to a skating rink whenever you want with a homemade ice rink right at home.

With the NHL Celebrating Its 100th Season, Popularity for the Sport Should Skyrocket

August 22, 2016

During the 2014 hockey season, there were more people playing hockey in the U.S. than ever before. Last season, according to USA Hockey, 519,417 players participated in the frozen sport.

Hockey has long played third, fourth, and sometimes even fifth fiddle to some of the major U.S. sports, but times are changing. Thanks to the popularity of the NHL and the sheer enthusiasm for the sport, hockey is growing into one of the most popular sports in the country, and one of the most fun activities to partake in.

3 Ways to Turn Your Backyard Into an Athletic Paradise

August 12, 2016
Customizing your backyard is one of the best aspects of owning a home. You can create whatever you want while remaining secluded to the privacy of your own backyard. Whether you're part of a diehard athletic family or you just want to spend some extra time with your kids, there are plenty of awesome ideas you can do to transform your backyard into your own personal athletic playground.

Can You Turn Your Pool Into an Ice Rink?

July 14, 2016
When you have the pool of your dreams right in your own backyard, life is good. At least until the winter comes. Since all that water freezes year after year, you would hardly be the first mom or dad to wonder if you can turn your pool into an ice rink.

How To Dismantle NiceRink Backyard Rinks

June 30, 2016
Across the country, you'll find 1,900 indoor ice hockey rinks and 500 more outdoor ice hockey rinks. Of course, come winter, thousands more backyard rinks go up as well, giving kids and adults alike the perfect place to create frozen memories together.

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