Now that the kids are off school (or just about to be!) the weather is cold enough in most parts of the US and Canada to make a do it yourself ice rink in your backyard! It is actually a lot easier than it sounds, as long as you have a flat area to turn into a skating rink and cold enough temperature so it freezes!
And, other than the cost of water, it is a great inexpensive activity that your kids can enjoy as long as the temperature stays below freezing, and that all their friends can enjoy too.
Some quick tips before you get started:
- Wait until the ground is frozen, even though it is tempting once that air temperature hits the freezing mark to get started.
- It’s all about location… a spot in the shade is better than where the sun will be if the weather warms up.
- Have fun!