Backyard Ice Rink Brackets
Our brackets were designed and engineered based on knowledge gained from building and skating on our own outdoor rinks using the traditional sideboard and pounded stake method.Our brackets eliminate the need to “build” a rink. They are easy to use and cut installation time by at least half. With that in mind, we know you’ll enjoy the practical purpose and clean look of the bracket’s design on your Ice Rink. Spaced every four feet, our brackets accommodate 3"-14" of ice with no additional support needed. This is done using either our Thermoformed Plastic Sideboards or 3/4" thick plywood in variable height panels of 12", 16" or 24" depending on your rink’s location, design and how the rink will be used.
The ability to adjust the board height makes it easier to erect a rink on uneven or sloping ground. The minimum board height is 12" with a maximum suggested height without additional support of 24". This allows for as much as a 10" pitch (14" of ice) using our backyard ice rink brackets alone. For rinks on uneven or sloping ground, we have now added an extra board support component into the bracket, where a 1" x 4" x 19" board can be added and attached for additional sideboard support. There is also a 3⁄4" diameter stake hole within the bracket to provide extra stability when needed. Frost-penetrating 3⁄4" steel stakes are available in 18" and 24" lengths. Brackets should be placed every four feet along the perimeter. Place them every two feet apart and add 1 x 4's and/or steel stakes into the bracket for any areas with deeper than 14" of water/ice. If the water/ice gets up to or over 18" please contact us for additional board sup- port recommendations.
This makes a sturdy frame to last for years to come. Easy Up—Easy Down! Our brackets are made with super UV resistant, treated poly compounds to last over 12 years.
For Lakes, Ponds and Hard Court Surfaces: We/You can make a simple modification to our brackets and you can then use the Thermoformed Boards and Brackets on Frozen Lakes, Ponds, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, or other hard surface area. By removing the spikes, the brackets can lay flat on the surface and be staked in or sandbagged to help hold them in place.