This Is How You Make An Ice Rink

Not for DYI purposes.

1. You lay down a bunch of tubes in the desired shape (usually a ring or an oval works best for an ice rink, naturally).

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Tubes at a bigger ice rink.

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4. Then fill the tubes with magic liquid.

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5. The liquid is Propylene Glycol

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6. It’s pretty important. If you don’t have it, this could be you:

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The science behind it is complicated. Let’s just say that it helps keep the ice really, really cold (read a bit more here).

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Another rink using a pink variant.

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9. Confused? Here’s a helpful diagram.

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10. Now, just start pumping in water and freeze!

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Ice rink chiller. A bit too advanced to use in your backyard.

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14. Last Step: Enjoy!

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So should you!

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