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).

Tubes at a bigger ice rink.

4. Then fill the tubes with magic liquid.

5. The liquid is Propylene Glycol

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

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

Another rink using a pink variant.

9. Confused? Here’s a helpful diagram.

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

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

Via cockeyed.com

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