Going to the local hockey rink once a week may not be enough if you’re looking to take your game to the next level.
You’ll need more training time on the ice, and what better place to do that than your own home?
For years, skaters and skater parents have been making home hockey rinks in their backyards using simple hardware tools, water, and cold elements.
Now, with synthetic ice, you can skip that process.
Practice At Home All Year Long With The Holiday Home Rink By PolyGlide Ice
This change has brought about different businesses that provide large synthetic ice and natural rink options.
However, for a big enough rink with all the bells and whistles, many backyard ice rink kits can be quite expensive and can cost thousands of dollars.
Hockey equipment and training can also add up, so there may be little room in the budget for a home hockey rink.
At a budget of around $1000, a new option launched over the holidays will make hockey more accessible for all.
Introducing The Holiday Home Rink
PolyGlide Synthetic Ice is the premier manufacturer and supplier of synthetic ice.
For years, we’ve helped hundreds of hockey players, figure skaters, and commercial spaces create ice rinks.
Synthetic ice consists of tiles and panels made of a special polyethylene material that connects like puzzle pieces to create a smooth, skateable surface.
Our synthetic ice tiles are made from our unique, "hybrid" blend of Polyethylene plastic.
This material exceeds industry standards for durability and skating performance.
The Holiday Hockey Rink Package bundles our Starter Kits to create one of the best ice rink kits on the market.
Our goal is to help hockey players hone their skills without limits like space or price.
What are the benefits of a synthetic ice home hockey rink?
There are over 550,000 hockey players in America.
Yet, only a faction has on-demand access to rinks or can practice consistently.
This makes it a difficult sport to break into.
But with Polyglide Ice, there are several benefits to new and experienced hockey players.
An Affordable Alternative:
Hockey requires hours of training to hone stick handling, speed, balance, and power.
Yet, the average portable refrigerated home rink costs at least $25,000.
PolyGlide Ice is an affordable alternative for individual and commercial use.
It’s often a one-time investment that can last for years.
Natural rinks are at the mercy of the winter months, while refrigerated rinks require thousands of dollars of maintenance yearly.
Easy Setup and Storage:
Backyard rinks are known for their long setup times but this is NOT the case with PolyGlide Ice.
Within an hour, you can have your rink set up and start ice skating with your family and/or friends.
These tiles or panels have dovetail or puzzle-like edges that you simply connect together on a flat surface and start skating.
And unlike other rinks, you can simply pick up the tiles and store them away if you want to use the space for something else.
Skate Indoors or Outdoors:
What if you want an indoor rink?
PolyGlide Ice is your best option for any rink size, big or small.
You can turn a spare room or garage into a rink by simply placing the tiles on a flat surface.
You can even convert your living room into a mini-rink to get some stick-handling practice.
Create an indoor arena or backyard hockey rink easily with Polyglide Ice.
If you're tired of skating outdoors in cold climates, bring the rink indoors with PolyGlide Ice!
12 Months of Hockey:
You can only create an ice rink during the cold winter months.
Refrigerated rinks, on the other hand, last longer but are costly to run outdoors during the hotter months.
With PolyGlide Synthetic Ice, you’re not restricted by the elements.
You can use them throughout the year, giving you an advantage over your competition.
PolyGlide Ice rinks are easy to clean and manage compared to other rink types.
You can simply clean synthetic ice with a dry mop, warm soapy water, and retreat it with a slip conditioner.
Other types of backyard skating rinks sometimes require repair and resurfacing with hot water, especially if there’s rain or snow.
With PolyGlide Ice, you'll spend more time skating than working on rink maintenance.
No time is wasted playing with a hose or makeshift water truck, piling on inches of water to create a suitable ice surface.
Now these are all benefits of most synthetic ice tiles, but what makes the Holiday Hockey Rink the best option?
What Special Features does the Holiday Home Rink have?
While we intended originally to promote it solely for the Holidays, high customer demand made it a viable year-round option.
Here are just a few of special features that come with each rink package:
1. Holiday Hockey Rink Gives More Bang For Your Buck
That’s enough for your kids to have some fun working on basic drills, practice shooting, and edge work to become a stronger skater.
At only $995 with free shipping, this price is much less than many other products you will find on the market.
2. Solid Core Construction
Our PolyGlide Ice panels are manufactured with a double-sided solid core that creates a durable tile that is built to last.
That means no pins or pinning is required; a solid singular piece of super-dense synthetic surface per tile.
Solid core also means it’s not an injection mold, where the tile is hollow and can only be skated on one side.
This is a common distinction found in synthetic ice tiles on the market.
The tiles may be advertised as ½” or 3/8"thick, but since they are injection-molded, if you cut them in half you'll see that the tile is actually only 1/8” thick on the surface (see photo).
With our solid core Holiday Home Hockey Rink, you have an artificial ice rink that will last for years.
Just flip them over and keep on skating!
3. Reduced Coefficient of Friction:
Synthetic ice gets a bad rep for not “feeling like the real thing.”
On natural ice, there is much less friction, as the blades create a thin film of water, making skating possible.
With synthetic ice tiles, the tiles must be lubricated to give a smooth feel.
Even then, poor-quality synthetic ice will feel difficult to skate on and will quickly dull your blades.
That means a great skating experience right out the box.
4. It’s Not Just For Hockey
Hockey is not the only option for the Hockey Home Rink Package.
Our Home Ice Tiles are also great for figure skating.
Figure skaters need a high-performance rink to practice turns, spins, and other high-difficulty moves.
The Home Hockey Rink can be used for all types of skaters in your family, coaching or recreational skating for exercise.
5. Ships Quickly and For Free
A hockey rink for under $1000 is truly under $1000 if shipping is free (lower USA 48 States)!
Shipping a rink can be costly given the weight of these kits.
We include fast, free shipping with this offer, meaning you can enjoy your new rink quickly without the extra freight costs.
3 Helpful Tips for Buying Home Hockey Rink Packages
1. Size Matters
One of the biggest problems you’ll encounter is choosing the right size rink for your needs.
First, look at the space you intend to set up your rink.
Is it indoor or outdoor?
What’s the size of your space?
When you decide on your rink, the size matters and you don’t want to be disappointed by choosing a rink that’s too small for your space.
Use measuring tape to add up the total square footage to get an idea of the size rink you’ll need.
In some cases, two Holiday Home Hockey Rinks may be exactly what you need to create a large space that everyone can enjoy.
The ground should also be level to achieve a better skating experience.
2. Think About Aesthetics and Maintenance
Although the rinks are under $1000, it helps to keep your rink in top-notch shape.
Our rinks are infused with our special slip surface agent, but you should invest in an additional Slip Surface Conditioner to enhance your rink, especially if you’re skating daily.
This liquid ensures a smooth glide every time and helps prevent dirt buildup on your rink surface.
A soft brush and cleaning supplies help to remove shavings and dirt.
Once you take care of your rink, it will last for years.
3. Include Safety Measures
Even for seasoned skaters, rink safety should come first.
Younger skaters can also benefit from tools like ice skating trainers to help them learn to skate.
You can even add overhead lighting for training and games in the evenings.
The initial $1000 investment means you can skate immediately without the bells and whistles, but over time, you can make your rink a safe and fun space for all.
4. Rink Trim and Equipment
In time you may want to add some accessories like our BounceBar rebounding curb to keep the puck on the surface(and so your puck comes right back to you).
This is a much less expensive solution than buying a dasher board system and will also save you money.
Get the best Home Hockey Rink Package for under $1000
PolyGlide Ice is one of the best investments you can make.
You can set it up in minutes, install it indoors or outdoors, and create your own synthetic ice arena that will last for years.
The PolyGlide Ice Holiday Home Rink uses a durable, hybrid polyethylene material that was built to last!.
You also get more rink space for less, with 128 square feet available from combining 4 of our best-selling Starter Kits.
It's the perfect rink solution for indoor rink projects or as a portable backyard rink kit that provides winter fun all year long even during the warmer months.
With high satisfaction rates, we’re confident it can exceed your hockey training, figure skating, and recreational needs.
So put away the garden hose and park the water truck this year and save on all the additional costs trying to create your own sheet of ice.
Enjoy an awesome ice rink that provides unlimited ice time and allows you to train all year long.
You can start small or go big with an Arena-Style backyard hockey rink, the choice is yours.
Click here to order our hockey rink package for under $1,000, or contact us to get more details on why synthetic ice rinks are the future.