Iowa dad builds backyard ice rink

Created: January 19, 2021 03:50 PM

(KWWL)  As we all hunker down during the pandemic, folks are thinking of ways to make staying at home a little less routine.

One Iowa family has a tradition that's perfect for getting out of the house and having some fun while working towards a goal.

Janesville father Weylon Heiser added an ice rink to their family's backyard. Using boards, liners, and a lot of water, he was able to build a rink that is 50 feet wide and 100 feet long.

"I spent all of Christmas break one year just building all of the brackets and the boards," Heiser says, "it was a couple of thousand dollars for the materials and about $500 a year for the liner."

Whether it's playing three-on-three with teammates or slapping the puck around, Heiser said building the ice rink was an investment worth making if it means helping his boys reach their goals.

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