What a winter to try and create my first outdoor backyard rink. I think I am ready to admit defeat. I now have banks around the ice surface that are over 5 ft high all the way around. To top it off, it is covered in snow once again. We have skated on it a grand total of three times, for likely a total of 4 hours tops. In those 4 hours though there was lots of fun and it has made it worth the effort. Take a look at the smiles on the boys faces.
Before you ask "Where are their helmets?" Let me defend by saying it was either frost bitten ears with a helmet on, or put on bulky hats to protect cheeks and ears from the bitter cold that day.
I might have to shovel it off at least one more time :)