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The Ultimate Belated Fathers Day Gift Idea for 2016

June 27, 2016

By the time you read this, Father's Day 2016 will have come and gone. Maybe you found the perfect gift idea, or maybe you bought a gift card.

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3 Reasons You Should Build a Backyard Ice Rink This Winter

September 16, 2016 

A backyard ice rink can provide hours of enjoyment every week, all winter long, but you might not realize the other benefits a home ice rink can provide.

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3 Social Benefits of Team Sports (And Why Your Child Should Be Playing Them)

June 01, 2017

Spring and summer provide all kinds of opportunities for your child to participate in other team sports. These sports will not only keep them in tip-top shape for hockey season, but they'll also enjoy a number of emotional and social benefits from doing so. We'll take a look at just three of them below.

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3 Tips For Keeping Your Kids Safe This Winter

November 21, 2017

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.

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3 Tips To Help You Stay in Shape For Hockey This Summer

May 26, 2017 

Backyard ice rinks make it easy to practice throughout the winter, but during the spring and summer, you have to make more of an effort. Here are just three tips to help you stay in shape during the off-season.

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3 Ways to Help Your Kids Thrive In Their Favorite Sport

July 24, 2017

Installing backyard ice rinks, working on the fundamentals of baseball/softball, and practicing kicking can help your kids thrive in their sports.

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3 Ways to Turn Your Backyard Into an Athletic Paradise

August 12, 2016

Field goal posts, ice rink brackets and a putting green can turn your boring backyard into an athletic paradise.

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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.

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4 Fun Ice Hockey Facts To Impress Your Friends

February 27, 2017  

4 fun ice hockey facts

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5 Festive Ways to Stay Active This Holiday Season

December 16, 2016

5 Festive Ideas For Staying Active This Holiday

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5 Ways To Stay In Shape In The Off Season

April 19 , 2017 

Get ready for next year's hockey games by keeping in shape during the off season.

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Can You Turn Your Pool Into an Ice Rink?

July 14, 2016 

Technically, it is definitely possible in certain areas of the country, but only if you know what you are doing

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

November 18, 2016 

Get Ready For Hockey Season With the 4 'S's

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How a Backyard Rink Can Help Skaters Develop Their Skills

January 5, 2017 

How Skaters Benefit From Practicing On a Smaller, Backyard Rink

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How To Dismantle NiceRink Backyard Rinks

June 30, 2016 

Of course, you can just grab a hammer and start pulling up the brackets and backyard ice rink liners pell mell, but you will find its hard to set up your rink next winter when its poked through with holes.

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How to Prepare Your Home for a Backyard Ice Skating Rink

August 4, 2016 

Take advantage of the long and warm days now to get your backyard ice skating rink space ready for the winter ahead.

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Ice Ice Baby: Common Ice Issues You'll Want To Avoid With Your Rink

August 21, 2012

Building A Backyard Rink? Here Are Some Ice Issues You'll Want To Avoid

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3 Easy Maintenance Tips For Your Backyard Ice Rink

March 30, 2017

Planning on building your own backyard skating rink? Be sure to follow these three easy maintenance tips for keeping your rink smooth and safe.

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Ice Skating: So Much More Than a Fun Pastime

January 27, 2017 

Even if you're a novice on the ice, you can still reap the numerous benefits that skating on a backyard ice rink can provide.

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All About Ice Rink Tarps: 3 Essential Criteria

February 2, 2018

Building your own backyard ice skating rink can be a lot of fun and very rewarding. On top of personal satisfaction at successfully building something and the winter of hockey games to come, you will likely save a good amount of money over time. How? Well, since the United States only has 1,900 indoor ice hockey rinks and 500 outdoor rinks, it can cost a pretty penny to book team time on the ice.

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Building An Ice Rink With Your Teen: Easy Steps

January 26, 2018

As a parent, you'll probably be happy to learn that up to 67% of American teenagers actually would like to spend more time with you. In a turbulent time when hormones are brewing, responsibilities are piling up, and making the right decisions is the most difficult thing in the world, your teenager needs the guidance you are able to provide.

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The Pressure Free Way To Train For Hockey Revealed

January 10, 2018

It might surprise you to learn that 71% of kids that participate in sports say that they wouldn't mind if nobody kept score. Though it is counterintuitive to sports as a concept, it actually makes a good deal of sense. Children, and people in general, play games and sports to enjoy time with their friends in a structured environment.

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5 Ways To Connect With Your Kids This Winter

January 4, 2018

Contrary to what you might think, since the mid 1970s American fathers have actually been spending more time with their kids, according to Pew Research. In fact, they now spend almost three times as much time with their children as their fathers did. Mothers, though 71% of them now work, still saw an 57% increase in the amount of time they spend with their kids. This is heartening news for parents everywhere.

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Where To Find the Materials for a DIY Home Ice Rink

December 6, 2017

It might surprise you to learn that up to 67% of teens in America say they'd like to spend more time with their parents. One way to bridge that hormonal gap might be building an ice rink in your backyard this winter. If your son or daughter loves hockey, ice skating, or any winter activity, building your own DIY ice rink is a great bonding activity.

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How Building A Backyard Ice Rink Can Keep You Warm This Winter

December 4, 2017

Winter is here and there's no time like the present to learn how to build a backyard ice skating rink. You'll be able to use it for romantic nights with your significant other, and your kids will be able to use it to practice for hockey in their free time. You can even get all their friends together for back yard games.

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Good Hockey Parent #Goals: 3 Rules To Follow

November 14, 2017

Nearly 36 million kids play organized sports each year, and that figure includes millions of young hockey lovers. If you've ever built a backyard skating rink for your young hockey enthusiast, you'll know that a homemade ice rink is an excellent way for them to perfect their skills and have a lot of fun.

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3 Ways To Encourage Your Daughter To Play Hockey

November 9, 2017

Hockey is a sport beloved by people all over the world. But even though society has made a lot of headway in terms of gender equality, ice hockey is still considered by many to be a male-dominated sport. There is absolutely no reason that every girl shouldn't try her hand at hockey and learn to love the game.

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Liner Notes: Your Ice Rink Tarp Questions, Answered 

August 28, 2017

Building a homemade ice rink takes a bit of preparation. It's never too early to start thinking ahead to your rink's installation. We've compiled a few FAQs on one of your ice rink's most important components: your ice rink liners.

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Location, Location, Location: How to Choose a Spot For Your Backyard Ice Rink

April 27, 2017

Here are a few things to consider when choosing a spot for your rink.

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Missing The Ice? Why You Should Try Roller Hockey This Summer

June 23, 2017

Roller hockey is a great option to stay in shape during the ice hockey off-season.

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Parent's Guide to Early Sports Exposure for Kids

March 6, 2017

Here are just a few of the many benefits that come from exposing your child to sports at a young age.

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