FAQ About Ice Rinks

With winter coming, sometimes it’s a good idea to think about how you can transform your landscape into a little slice of winter heaven for you and the family. Ways to do this include adding an outdoor heater, shoveling off the patio, and adding an ice rink on the grass.

Yes, an ice rink!

Instead of paying to use the local rink, sometimes getting a bunch of uses out of your backyard during the winter is just as fun — and you can have friends over at the same time. So, what needs to happen to create something like this?

We’ve got a few answers for you.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: It varies. Depending on the size of your rink and the landscape it’s placed on, it can fluctuate. There also comes the reality of keeping brackets in place, the liner material, and the use of boards.

Q: Does my yard need to be exactly level?

A: No. Actually, many yards are not level due to the need to properly drain rainwater. Typically, a site with a pitch of less than 6” works best, but when the time comes, we can decide what’s best for you and your home.

Q: When is the best time to install a rink?

A: We recommend planning early. The best time to use it would be between December and March, with planning and execution beginning no later than Thanksgiving, for optimal usage.

Q: How do I maintain it?

A: Just as you would a sidewalk. Shoveling is necessary, as is periodically flooding the rink, depending on the usage it receives.

For more information on how you can transform your landscape into a mini Rockefeller Center, give Ambrosio Landscapes a call as soon as you’d like. We offer free, no obligation estimates to all inquirers and provide exceptional results in the New Canaan and surrounding areas.

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