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Backyard Hockey Rink

By: on September 12, 2012
Backyard Hockey Rink

Winter is coming. And when the temperatures drop below freezing, and the snow and ice and dragons and White Walkers storm your abode, it's important to be a good host. To welcome them with some Ice 'N' Go backyard hockey rink action. Obviously designed by the Canadians, the Ice 'N' Go arrives as a kit that includes the PVC rink frame and a vinyl liner to create borders, plus optional hockey goals. No tools, no wood, and probably only a moderate amount of assembly-spirited frustration are required. Once the frame and liner are laid, the rink requires a 4-1/2+" water depth--and several hours to freeze--before the skating, checking, and tooth-dislodging can begin.

For $325, Ice 'N' Go will deliver a 15' x 26' backyard hockey rink. Sizes increase from there, growing up to 25' x 45' for a massive face-off (and face-plant) friendly kit, which costs an extra $300. 50" x 42" goals each ring in at an additional $100.

I wonder how the Mother of Dragons would fare in a pair of speed skates. I think I'd take her on my team. Daenerys, Jon Snow, Arya Stark, pre-Storm of Swords Jaime Lannister, and Tyrian's compadre Bronn. Heh, the first few practices they'll probably all be high sticking each other in the face. But I think by January, when the real cold as a well digger's asshole temperatures roll in, they'll be able to Gretzky the White Walkers and wights and that Melisandre chick...and Sasquatch and Yeti for good measure...down.