– Hey guys, Jeremy here
from the Hockey Movement, with my buddy, Eric. – Sup? – In our last video, we
showed you how to set up a backyard rink. Now, it’s time for the final
step, to put in the liner. You don’t wanna put the
liner in right away. We installed the rink when
it’s a little bit warm out, easy to install, get
everything in the ground. Now, you wanna wait until you
have some freezing temperature in the forecast to throw that liner down. The thing is, if you install
your liner too early, animals can walk across
it, sticks and trees. – Trees can walk through it
and it’s just a terrible thing. – Take two. The thing is, if you install
your liner too early, leaves and sticks can fall into it, animals can walk across it, and it can cause your liner to break. You don’t want it to happen,
so wait until you have some freezing temperature,
throw the liner down, put the water in, and you’re good to go. That’s what we’re gonna do
now, but as you can see, Eric’s made some improvements. Eric, what have you done here? – Well, I put up a few light posts, here, just for the ambiance of it looking sweet and Pinterest-like, so we can have some romantic skates here, my wife and I at night. Also, over there, there’s
a bench that we’ve built. My little boys love to pretend like they’re big hockey players. They wanted a bench there and on the back, we have a little shelf
to hold the hockey water, so they’re pretty pumped about that. From the furthest away light, it’s all connected into the closest light, and then we’ve got that
connected to a power switch in the shed, so with a flick of a button, all the lights are good to go. – This is lookin’ great and
the lights and the bench are great little projects
that can keep you busy, while you’re waitin’ for the
weather to get a little colder. So, now all that’s left
is get that liner in. I’m gonna switch to GoPro now, give you guys a closeup look
at how to install the liner, give you a few tips along
the way to make sure that your rink is a success. Let’s go. It’s important that you
rake this area first. You’re looking to remove
any little sticks or twigs that might be here because when you put the
liner in and all that water, it’s gonna bear a lot of weight, you don’t wanna puncture
any holes in that liner. Try to keep your liner
as pristine as possible. Our rink is 24 by 44, and the liner here is 32 by 53. The reason is, you want the
liner to be bigger than the rink because you need it to come over the edges and overlap a little bit, that
way it can hold all the water in there and you don’t have the liner only comin’ up to there,
and losin’ all your water. (rock music) The liner is in, now, we
just gotta prep it for show. So, what we want is the liner
to be flush to the ground, also flush to these inside boards. We don’t want too much
excess on the inside or too much on the outside because then, it’s gonna pull in when
you’re trying to fill it. And you definitely don’t
wanna staple or clamp it hard because then when you’re filing it, the liner will come in,
so try to make it flush. Get rid of any of those wrinkles. Those wrinkles can
cause problems later on. Make sure it’s nice and
flush there, flush here, and then when you’re filling it, you can make minor adjustments. For the fill, we have these
bumper caps on top of the liner. That keeps it in place with
a little bit of room for give when the water comes and pulls
on it, so they’re flexible. What we’re gonna do after
the water is in there, is take all the bumper caps off, and we’re gonna put these
liner protectors on the inside, and that’s gonna protect
the liner for years to come. Now, this isn’t a necessity,
basically, just sit right there and you throw the bumper cap on top, and that protects the
liner from pucks, sticks, skates, all that stuff. Now, you don’t have to
do that, but if you do, you can use this liner for
a few more extra years, without getting those
rips and tears in it. Now, for the final and
best part, the rink fill. When do you fill it
and how do you fill it? When you fill it is important. You wanna wait until you
have a nice cold snap, so it should be zero to
negative 10 degrees at Celsius. For the Americans, that’s
about 32 to 20 degrees, and you want that stretch
for about four or five days. So, you fill it, the cold snap comes, and boom, you’ve got ice. What can happen is if
you fill it too early or not all the way and it gets cold, you get some ice in there
and then it gets warm, and the ice starts sliding,
that can tear your rink. So, that’s why you wanna
wait for that nice cold snap. How do you fill it? A few ways, so you can use your hose. If you’re in the city,
that’s gonna cost you on your water bill. I don’t know how much,
you guys can do the math. You can also get a truck to come in. That is a preferred method
because the truck’s gonna come in it’s gonna dump it, fill it
all at once really quick. You do have to pay for that
and that’s not always an option for everybody out here in the country. Trucks are hard to come by full
of water in the winter time. So, then we have using your hose again. We are on a well, right here,
and that well could run dry if we try to fill this all at once. So, our only real option
here is to fill it, turn that tap on for about three hours, and then come back,
fill it for three hours. One last option is if you
have a pond or a lake nearby, you can pump right from
the pond or lake right in, but it’s gotta be pretty
close to where your rink is. When you’re fillin’ it up, it’s important to check
every once in a while to make sure the liner
isn’t bunched, or tearing, or there’s not too much pressure. The water is going to go
to the low points first and fill those, so just check
those every once in a while, make sure there’s not too
much pressure on the boards. If you notice the boards
are leaning a little bit, put in some extra brackets, but we have these pretty well set up with the nice rink brackets, so we should be good to go here. Alright, that’s it,
thanks a lot for watching. So, we have the how to
prepare for the rink, how to build the rink,
how to install a liner, and we’re gonna do another video
on how to maintain the ice. Got some really good tips on how to get that glass-like finish, so make sure you
subscribe to this channel. And once this thing is filled and frozen, we’re gonna bust out the GoPro
and do some how to videos, and some fun backyard
rink videos for you guys, so tune in, hope to see you then. Thanks a lot for watching the video. See you in the next one.

How to install a liner and fill your rink
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57 thoughts on “How to install a liner and fill your rink

  • January 11, 2016 at 3:03 pm
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    Can I get a give a way ! If not that's fine keep doing the cool videos

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  • January 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm
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    This video is helpful especially since it just started to get cold

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  • January 11, 2016 at 3:23 pm
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    i waited for this video for over a year.

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  • January 11, 2016 at 5:13 pm
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    Started in October building my first backyard rink after watching your videos. Everything was going well, leveling it, etc. Waited til we just got our cold snap and just put the liner in on this past Saturday. Started filling it up and found the dreaded hole in the liner. Apparently the factory seam wasnt sealed. Major bummer! Thanks for posting your videos though, really enjoy them!

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  • January 11, 2016 at 7:10 pm
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    Great video my uncle built my brother and I a rink and its 109 feet long by 36 feet wide 😍

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  • January 11, 2016 at 7:24 pm
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    You guys are lucky, here in mass its 45 and last week it snowed then got up to 70 it's a bummer

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  • January 11, 2016 at 7:56 pm
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    It's 45f here and I'm waiting for those ponds to freeze

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  • January 11, 2016 at 8:34 pm
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    Always a great watch, really look forward to your videos. Thanks Jeremy and Happy New Year

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  • January 11, 2016 at 9:02 pm
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    Nice job dude I love your videos please do more and please upload the final hockey rink quickly

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  • January 11, 2016 at 9:34 pm
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    15

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  • January 11, 2016 at 9:35 pm
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    what gopro did u use and also, im from Britain so what would you recommend the best hockey stick to be

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  • January 11, 2016 at 9:54 pm
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    Me too 130th like

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  • January 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm
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    Make a zambroni

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  • January 11, 2016 at 10:45 pm
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    I have so questions about skating how can I contact you

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  • January 11, 2016 at 11:29 pm
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    great video!

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  • January 12, 2016 at 1:06 am
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    when will that next video on how to get nice ice on your ice rink vid coming out?? I just flooded my rink today and its a little windy but i am excited to see this next one!

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  • January 12, 2016 at 4:19 am
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    meanwhile i'm watching these videos in Australia…

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  • January 13, 2016 at 12:59 am
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    I subbed can you sub back nice

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  • January 13, 2016 at 1:37 am
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    great video. where I can buy the liner protector?

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  • January 13, 2016 at 2:41 am
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    Looks great

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  • January 13, 2016 at 10:35 pm
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    My ice looks blue lol

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  • January 13, 2016 at 11:04 pm
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    Can u do a Q&A next vid Jeremy please nice vid

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  • January 14, 2016 at 1:08 am
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    Nice video

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  • January 14, 2016 at 2:57 am
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    I video keep up your are my favourite hockey player and how to teach on YouTube keep it up Jeremy @the hockey movement

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  • January 14, 2016 at 11:39 pm
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    Is the other video coming out in 2017?

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  • January 15, 2016 at 12:46 am
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    Hey i am 14 and have been practicing at open skates for about a year and never played on a team have a tips for joining a team for the first time ?

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  • January 18, 2016 at 2:26 am
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    I am just wondering. I need new gloves and I think that it is between the verbero dextran pro le, ccm ultra tacks, or eagle aero pro. Which one would you say is the best or would you say that a different pair is better

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  • January 19, 2016 at 12:09 am
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    Jeremy were u at the Molson canadien rooftop rink in Toronto!?

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  • February 11, 2016 at 1:03 am
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    the video is so nice sefms. file list what's your opinion about it,!guys !!

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  • February 16, 2016 at 3:12 am
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    When my neighbors built theirs they used a fire hydrant

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  • March 23, 2016 at 7:01 am
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    A tree once walked into my liner…… Oooh it was such a mess

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  • March 28, 2016 at 12:15 am
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    Here in the U.S., at least in our city, the fire department will pump the water from the hydrants and it will actually save you money. If you run your hose, you also have to pay a waste water charge for the water. With the fire department, you only pay for the water.

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  • May 18, 2016 at 7:14 pm
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    Where do you live?

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  • September 19, 2016 at 1:10 am
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    If guess ppl with swimming pools don't need to do all this…

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  • September 22, 2016 at 8:40 am
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    There was no finished product? What a let down.

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  • October 24, 2016 at 6:16 am
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    Nice beanie

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  • November 10, 2016 at 3:51 am
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    and tell the world I said that

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  • November 16, 2016 at 11:38 pm
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    if u have a pond or lake close by why wouldn't u skate on that.

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  • December 7, 2016 at 8:04 pm
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    I put water down in layers. That's how we do it at the rinks I work at lol. All at once takes forever to freeze

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  • December 7, 2016 at 9:59 pm
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    How thick should it be tarp

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  • December 12, 2016 at 12:56 pm
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    I think those boards are a bit small because as the ice rises the boards will get smaller because there is more ice witch won't keep the puck in very good

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  • December 26, 2016 at 8:14 pm
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    Dude, your well won't go dry. You could leave the water running nonstop for 3 months straight and it still wouldn't be dry.

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  • January 1, 2017 at 2:39 am
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    Jeremy, when filling the rink can you just weigh down the liner with bricks instead of clamping it to the boards? Seems a lot cheaper but there might be a problem with that method??? thx

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  • January 6, 2017 at 6:25 pm
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    You should not use a hose you should use a sprinkler

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  • January 20, 2017 at 8:16 pm
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    Celsius for the Americans? Lol.

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  • April 1, 2017 at 10:29 pm
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    I wish I could do this…but Texas won't allow it

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  • May 14, 2017 at 4:16 am
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    "That's Celsius for the Americans" Oh my gosh! In America we use Fahrenheit!

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  • June 9, 2017 at 5:39 am
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    I haven't seen the one after the water has been placed

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  • October 29, 2017 at 11:58 pm
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    Sweet

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  • November 18, 2017 at 6:47 pm
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    I don't have the money for a liner😢

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  • November 23, 2017 at 6:42 am
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    If u have a pond or lake why don't just skate on that when it gets cold enough

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  • December 11, 2017 at 9:13 pm
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    I never thought about trees walking on it maybe we could tree proof it?!😂

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  • December 21, 2017 at 1:37 am
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    i wish i hade  enough room for a rink in my back yard would be so much fun

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  • January 14, 2018 at 6:35 pm
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    How long did it take to be  Skatable?

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  • October 9, 2018 at 2:30 pm
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    What rink kit did you use or where do you get the side panels and brackets?

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  • December 8, 2018 at 3:44 pm
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    Great Video! What depth of water should be added usually? I put 1-2" and it all bubbled up and crackled apart… Should it be done in steps or just one big flood of water? maybe 5 inches?

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  • December 27, 2018 at 6:07 am
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    My wife would have me committed if I tried to build this. I built a gutterball table for my son and I still hear about that one.

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