Ice Rink2017-02-18 00:28:44
Netting tipsRink Netting
1. If you have two pieces of netting joining at a corner, put the netting up at that corner first. That will ensure the netting is tight to the post at the point it needs to be.
2. A center support is needed for spans over about 12'.
3. Regular rope will sag, but wire rope can be tensioned so it holds the netting straight across the top. If the netting sags, it's much easier to shoot a puck over it.
4. Netting should be stretched out, but not taut. It should catch a hockey puck and not reflect it back at you.
1. Tip the goal onto an object so the netting doesn't make contact with the ground if snow/ice is expected.
2. Goal netting should be fairly loose. You want the netting to catch the puck and not send it back at you. This is especially important if playing at night, where you could be hit with the rebounded puck.
3. Even if you build your goal from scratch, a commercial replacement net will finish it off nicely. Just use rope to hold it to the pipe. (Despite wrapping around to the front, I haven't seen any breaks from where I've hit the post with a puck.)
1. If you need this, the weather's too warm for rink building.