DIY Backyard Rinks & Courts


Whether you dream of your little one becoming the next Connor McDavid, or just want to inspire some outdoor family-fun, bring the snowy fun closer to home with your very own backyard rink. Building a backyard skating rink is a great way to enjoy Canada’s long winter months. No longer will you rush out to the community rink to claim your spot on the ice before the shinny game breaks out. Be the envy of your neighbours and check out these three DIY Backyard Rink options that are sure to score big with your family.  


DIY Kits

What type of wood do I use? And how much do I get? Leave the guesswork out of this DIY project, purchase a kit and you’ll get everything you need right in the box! Skip the trip to the lumber store and keep all your fingers intact with this no cutting option. All you need to know is the size you’re looking for – so get out that measuring tape and choose the best spot for your new rink. Pro tip: choose a spot in your yard that has the flattest, most level ground.


Canadian Tire has a variety of easy DIY kits including this Rink in a Box.


Customized Kits

Have an olympic sized yard or a unique idea for your winter wonderland? Design your own rink in the space you want that suits your personal style, go for a customized rink kit. Choose between glass, plexiglass, fencing or protective netting and your own rink boards. Looking to include a handrail system? You got it!


Fully Custom Built Courts

Bring family and friends together all year-round with a fully custom built court! A fully built court provides you with the opportunity to choose if you want to shoot hoops, perfect that tennis swing, or play hockey at any temperature. Design exactly what your family wants and enjoy invaluable quality time together with all seasonal activities. The fun doesn’t need to stop when the sun goes down, add special LED lights to your outdoor court!


In our long, Edmonton winters, an outdoor rink may prove to get more use than a pool and can take the same amount of space.


You and your family can stay active and entertained no matter what the thermostat says. For more details on how you can transform your backyard with your very own rink or court, contact us.