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New England customers, 360 Sportscapes is now our authorized YardRink installer. 360 is the #1 residential ice rink builder in New England and they specialize in customizing rinks to fit your yard.

360 Sportscapes can be reached at (877) 937-4360 or by e-mail atinfo@360sportssystems.com.

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  • 1

    Rake and Level

    Choose a location with no more than 10” of slope in any direction. Remove all sharp rocks.

    Pro Tip: Straw can be used to cover rocks and level the ground.

  • 2

    Spread Tarp

    As shown, lined and marks should face up.

    Pro Tip: In windy conditions, use Panels to help hold up Tarp in position.

  • 3

    Place Panels

    To form long walls, align the bottom inside edge of the Straight Panels with the blue lines woven into the Tarp. Form each corner by placing Curved Panels.

    Pro Tip: Short lines on the Tarp indicate the center of each side of the rink.

  • 4

    Connect Links

    At each Link overlap: first pass a Hex Bolt through the end of both Links and carefully engage its thread. Then pull the Panels together snugly, as shown. Then using the Hex Bolt Driver, tighten the Hex Bolt to interlock the mating teeth on each Link.

  • 5

    Attach Tarp

    To attach the Tarp, wrap Cable Ties as shown and pull the tarp tightly toward the Link. Use a Cable Tie for every eyelet.

    If desired, the free end of each Cable Tie can be trimmed with scissors or a wire cutter.

  • 6

    Install Stakes

    Along every straight wall, tuck the Tarp into the Vee at each end of every Straight Panel. Then, in each, angle the stake slightly toward the rink, taking care not to pierce the tarp. Hammer the Stake into the ground. Wear goggles and gloves.

    Important: Drive each Stake flush with the top of both adjacent Panels. If not possible, cut the top of the Stake flush.

  • 7

    Fill Panels

    As shown, use a hose to fill each Panel. Capacity is about 7 gallons; filling typically takes 40 seconds.

    There is no need to wait for the water in the Panels to freeze before moving to Step 8.

  • 8

    Fill Rink. Enjoy!

    Fill minimum depth of 4 inches. The skating surface may day a few days to freeze, depending on the weather.

    Note: Starter Rink shown.

Take Down

  • 1

    Drain Rink

    To start draining your rink, choose a deep water location which will not drain into nearby buildings. At that spot, cut several Cable Ties and then fold down the Tarp edge to release a controlled flow of rink water. As the level of the remaining water decreases, work your way around the rink cutting additional Cable Ties.

  • 2

    Remove Stakes

    Remove all Stakes from the ground. Wear goggles and gloves for safety.

    Save the stakes for next winter!

  • 3

    Empty Panels

    Once the rink is empty, cut all remaining Cable Ties and unscrew all Hex Bolts. Tip over each Panel to empty it.

    Save the Hex Bolts for use next winter!

  • 4

    Stack Panels & Store

    For off-season storage, stack Panels head-to-toe. (You may wish to use the shipping boxes.)

    If your Tarp is in reusable condition, allow it to dry thoroughly before folding.

    Store your YardRink in a garage or other suitable area to enjoy next winter!

    Remember to order new Cable Ties.

Everything You Need

Starter Rink

Standard Rink

WARNING: Small parts are a choking hazard for pets and young children
PanelCurved PanelHex BoltsHex Bolt DriverCable TiesStakes
White, oval, triple-laminate with woven-in blue lines.UV-resistant HDPE and a factory-installed Link.UV-resistant HDPE and a factory-installed Link.Supplied in pack of 50 
+ driverUse with 
a cordless drillUV-resistant, high tensile strength(package
 includes extra)White fiberglass
Rink Size 17’ x 35’12 (6 per side)1628 required120014
Rink Size 26’ x 53'30 
(12 per side, 3 on each end)1646 required130035(+1 spare)
Tarp Straight 
Panel Curved Panel
White, oval, triple-laminate with woven-in blue lines. UV-resistant HDPE and a factory-installed Link. UV-resistant HDPE and a factory-installed Link.
Rink Size 17’ x 35’ 12 (6 per side) 16
Rink Size 26’ x 53' 30 
(12 per side, 3 on each end) 16
Hex Bolts Hex Bolt Driver Cable Ties Stakes
Supplied in pack of 50 
+ driver Use with 
a cordless drill UV-resistant, high tensile strength(package
 includes extra) White fiberglass
28 required 1 200 14
46 required 1 300 35(+1 spare)

Required Items

  • Cordless Drill (variable speed)

  • Scissors or Wire Cutters

  • Hose

  • Saw (if Stakes cutting is required)

  • Sledge Hammer

  • PPE: Goggles & Work Gloves

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~ Daniel
"The boards are filled with water, creating fantastic stability for the rink. It’s one of the reasons YardRink is the Preferred Back Yard Rink of XG Hockey."
~ Ryan
"Love, love, love this setup and design!!! We just installed our rink in our yard and it’s awesome. Our kids are so excited for this winter and skating in their own yard. We can’t thank YardRink enough!"
~ Erin
"A few hockey dads came by after I built it and said, “Whoa... what a beauty!” My brother was equally impressed. It’s just so cool!"
~ Nigel
"This is so much better than the last rink! Watching the puck whip all the way around the corner is amazing."
~ Kevin
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