Ever have the rink to yourself? What to do?

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    I think skating around the rink in nothing but gloves, skates and a stick is exactly what you should do if you're by yourself in the building!


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    [QUOTE]I used to end up at Stick Time by myself for hours because my school had the rink from 5-7am four mornings a week, but we only used it officially twice at that time. Outside of actual gameplay, there is nothing better.  I'd have a big ole pickle bucket full of pucks, no more equipment but gloves, skates and a stick.
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    [QUOTE]On second thought... I'd like to get in a fight with my old man, just like Dean Youngblood.
    Posted by stanjonathan17[/QUOTE]


    LOL!!! I confess that I have actually never seen Youngblood. It's a huge whole in my resume that I probably shouldn't mention on these boards.

    Favorite hockey movies:

    • Slapshot
    • Miracle
    • Mystery Alaska
    • Mighty Ducks 1 (come on, you can't ignore its staying power.. quack quack)
     
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    Oh memories, used to get a rink to myself all the time, start/stop, around the circles, cross overs, front and back, lots of shooting at the net at all angles, aiming for corners, stick handling, I'd use pucks as pylons. I never got bored of it, wish I still had the opportunity.

    We used to kick Tom Schultz (from the band Boston) off the ice as the public skating ended and I got the free ice time.


     
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    In Response to Re: Ever have the rink to yourself? What to do?:[QUOTE]. Of course, if I was at Sandog's rink, I'd be sitting on the bench stuffing down Chipotle too.  When I leave this world, I'd be okay with arriving at an ice rink with a Chipotle next to it...the stuff of legend...Posted by Fletcher1[/QUOTE]

    But the real trick will be eating the burrito while skating to look cool in front of the figure skaters...
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ever have the rink to yourself? What to do? : What do you mean specifically? I get the rink to myself now by knowing someone who can tell me when there's a cancellation or empty ice, so you have to have an "in." When I was a kid my friends and I were rink rats at BU and the Boston skating club.  We would just hang out and get on the ice if no one was around and skate until we got thrown out.  And finally ended up getting barred from the rink altogether. Just about every rink has stick and puck times, just google the rinks near you to find out when, usually lunch time when everyone is at work/school.  And every so often it just so happens I end up being the only one there. Or build a rink in the back yard and you're sure to always have ice time.
    Posted by BadHabitude[/QUOTE]

    Thanks, BadHab...

    I used to do that a few years ago at Walter Brown Arena at BU as well...

    Skated with Matt Gilroy once...it was pretty cool...

    They kick you out so quick these days though...its too bad...

    But do any of you guys build rinks in the back yard?  Is it easy?
     
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    [QUOTE]Naked skating: You're in the rink by yourself, so I highly recommend you try a few wind-sprints in the nude. As someone who has done this myself, I can tell you that it is one of the greatest feelings you will ever experience. Your natural set of equiptment will feel free, your mind will feel liberated, you'll wonder why this is your first time doing it. Just try not to get too excited and don't fall.
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    LOL..  that sounds like a blast.    I can't imagine getting away with that unless you've got the keys to the rink though.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ever have the rink to yourself? What to do? : Thanks, BadHab... I used to do that a few years ago at Walter Brown Arena at BU as well... Skated with Matt Gilroy once...it was pretty cool... They kick you out so quick these days though...its too bad... But do any of you guys build rinks in the back yard?  Is it easy?
    Posted by mannyortez3424[/QUOTE]

    Check out my pics on my home page.

    You might make some mistakes first 2 seasons, but then you'll have it down.

    First and most imporant is LEVEL ground, not to be confused with FLAT.
    FLAT may not be level.

    I was surprised to see that one edge over 20 feet was 5 inches lower, (I was sure my yard was level) that means 5 inches of water before the other end gets any.

    Levelling my yard was no big deal.  I have a pickup and loading it with loam was like $15 or $20 - dirt cheap!  Even paying a landscaper to do it couldn't cost that much.

    Liner - you must use white or light colors, the colors absord the sun and you get melting much faster.  For starters you could go to home depot or lowes and get one of their tarps with the silver side.

    I don't have boards, just enough to hold the water in.  I just have 12 inch high plywood.  Whatever you have is fine.  I made a backstop to shoot pucks at out of pipe and bought netting off ebay, get small mesh, my first one it could stop pucks, but I found they could get through with a hard enough shot or get stuck.

    Then comes the recipe for ice, since I'm Polish we have a family recipe that's been passed down from generation to generation.  We combine water and cold!

    This year I'm not so sure, we haven't had consistent freezing temps yet.  3 days of freezing weather should do it.

    Bring the hose in or somehow get the water out or it freezes inside the hose and that's a problem.  Make sure to disconnect the hose and make sure you keep aware of potential frozen pipes.

    And then you skate to your heart's content, even to the point where you get bored.  There's a million drills out there, but how to remember them all?

    Yah, there's a million videos on stick handling drills, and power skating, but the stick handling drills aren't in book form that I can find.

    I should start a thread asking if anyone ever found they had the rink to themselves and if they know of any books. 

    But probably what will happen is that people will talk about all kinds of other stuff and never answer my question.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ever have the rink to yourself? What to do? : Check out my pics on my home page. You might make some mistakes first 2 seasons, but then you'll have it down. First and most imporant is LEVEL ground, not to be confused with FLAT. FLAT may not be level. I was surprised to see that one edge over 20 feet was 5 inches lower, (I was sure my yard was level) that means 5 inches of water before the other end gets any. Levelling my yard was no big deal.  I have a pickup and loading it with loam was like $15 or $20 - dirt cheap!  Even paying a landscaper to do it couldn't cost that much. Liner - you must use white or light colors, the colors absord the sun and you get melting much faster.  For starters you could go to home depot or lowes and get one of their tarps with the silver side. I don't have boards, just enough to hold the water in.  I just have 12 inch high plywood.  Whatever you have is fine.  I made a backstop to shoot pucks at out of pipe and bought netting off ebay, get small mesh, my first one it could stop pucks, but I found they could get through with a hard enough shot or get stuck. Then comes the recipe for ice, since I'm Polish we have a family recipe that's been passed down from generation to generation.  We combine water and cold! This year I'm not so sure, we haven't had consistent freezing temps yet.  3 days of freezing weather should do it. Bring the hose in or somehow get the water out or it freezes inside the hose and that's a problem.  Make sure to disconnect the hose and make sure you keep aware of potential frozen pipes. And then you skate to your heart's content, even to the point where you get bored.  There's a million drills out there, but how to remember them all? Yah, there's a million videos on stick handling drills, and power skating, but the stick handling drills aren't in book form that I can find. I should start a thread asking if anyone ever found they had the rink to themselves and if they know of any books.  But probably what will happen is that people will talk about all kinds of other stuff and never answer my question.
    Posted by BadHabitude[/QUOTE]

    Hahaha touche, BadHab...

    I would answer your question, but I just try to snipe corners and work on stick handling when I'm bored on the ice so I wouldn't be of much help...

    Thanks for the ice rink building info though, I appreciate...

     

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