You Can Easily Install Synthetic Ice in Your Garage
Posted by Brett
One of the most daunting challenges of winter sports is having a place to practice. And with the current pandemic, there are capacity restrictions for many public facilities if they aren’t closed completely. You can’t ski just anywhere. There’s no luge run in your neighborhood. Skating on a frozen pond can be risky.
But what if the ice rink could come to you? That is what KwikRink Synthetic Ice® for the garage is all about. With our residential synthetic ice rink products, you can set up a skating surface right where you live.
You likely have many possible locations for a synthetic ice rink in or around your home. Of course, a backyard can be a great place to set up a large rink, but it takes more of a permanent commitment because it requires leveling the ground and building a supporting structure.
A flat section of your driveway can work for a small rink if you can spare the space. Or you can set up a rink on your backyard patio if you don’t mind moving your deck chairs and barbecue grill out of the way.
If you don’t want bad weather to spoil your fun, an unfinished basement may be a good choice for an indoor rink. If the floor is flat, you can lay synthetic ice tiles right on the concrete. For a permanent installation, you can build a room just for skating. But if any of these options won’t work for you, your garage may be the best solution.
Our Lock-Rink system of either 4′x4′ or 4′×8′ self-lubricating plastic ice panels can turn the concrete floor of your garage into a great little practice rink for the aspiring figure skater or hockey goalie in your household. Contact us for a free quote to get started.
Synthetic Ice in the Garage?
Yes. Your garage! Even a small area can become a suitable hockey training facility or place to practice figure skating basics. Members of the Derlago hockey family turn their garage into a mini ice rink every winter. But you don’t need a frigid Canadian winter to create a synthetic ice skating area in your garage. Here are just some of the benefits.
Whatever the Weather
Your garage offers protection from harsh weather conditions. In winter, you won’t be scraping snow off the rink or enduring bone-chilling winds. And because you can skate during all four seasons on our synthetic ice, you’ll be protected from the summer sun, too.
Plus, you can control the temperature. You can keep your garage either toasty or cool with space heaters or fans. The slippery surface of the synthetic ice won’t be affected. You can comfortably hit the ice day or night, regardless of the outdoor temperature.
No Water, No Problem
Because your garage rink doesn’t need ice, you won’t have to hose it down and wait for it to freeze with the garage door open. The rink is ready to go whenever you lace up your skates. And our synthetic ice surface has about 90% of the glide of real ice. So you’ll never miss the water.
A level, concrete garage floor makes a great base. You won’t need any additional supporting structure for a smooth, flat skating surface. Our easy-to-assemble ice panels fit together like a puzzle directly on the concrete. Less assembly time means more ice time. And you can take it apart just as quickly.
Park it Here
A garage rink made with KwikRink synthetic ice is a great way to make the most of limited space. You don’t have to kick your car to the curb permanently. When you hang up your skates, you can disassemble the rink. Or you can park your vehicle right on the durable 3/8″ surface. It’s tough enough to take repeated hockey stops as well as the weight of an SUV. Low-maintenance KwikRink home products have a lifespan of 7 to 12 years.
Trick it Out
Your garage rink can be more than just a slippery surface. We can add permanent face-off dots, goalie creases, lines, and circles. And you can always flip it over to use the unmarked side. We can help you further customize your rink with dasher boards, protective netting, blade sharpeners, and more.
Nothing Is Permanent Except Change
Because a garage rink does not have to be attached to the walls or the concrete floor, you can quickly uninstall it without leaving a trace. That makes it an excellent option if you rent your home or plan to move in the future.
Peace of Mind
With a garage rink, you’ll know your family is safe at home. Your kids can practice or play just steps away. And public health experts say that with the COVID-19 pandemic, skill-building at home can be safer than practicing with a team.
Find Out if a Garage Rink is Right for You
KwikRink can help you plan your garage synthetic ice rink made with our KwikRink V Home synthetic ice panels. We’ll help plan the space for maximum safety and fun. Just measure your garage’s interior, take a few snapshots, and contact us through our website. We’ll put together a quote and help you get your family skating in your garage in no time!