What are Ice Rink Tarps?
An ice rink liners tarp is a tarpaulin that is usually made of strong polyethylene material used to cover ice rinks, or the area of ice used for sports, particularly the smooth, enclosed, and often artificially prepared ice surface used for ice-skating, hockey, or curling.
Most of ice rink liners tarps that you will find in the market are U.V. treated, so you can rest assured that your tarp, when used outdoors, can resist the sun’s violent U.V. rays and heat damage and can endure for several years of frequent usage. Additionally, these tarps are waterproof, and have an extremely high cold crack resistance so they won’t tear apart when the water freezes. There is a stretch factor built in to these tarps as well, so they will not be damaged when stretched to fit an ice rink.
Types and Uses
An ice rink liner tarp can prevent melting of the rink’s edges and can help in maintaining the rink liner so it can be used again. To set this up is simple. It only takes two people to roll out the tarp over the ice rink and fasten it with clips or screw it to rink’s frames to secure it. Or, if you prefer, you can also cut it into more manageable lengths and sizes to avoid buckling if your rink framing boards are uneven.
Regardless of the style of the rink, the liner is important. An ice rink liner tarp can be really handy in the making process of the ice rink, since it can hold the water in place and prevent spillage until the water completely freezes. Ordinary tarps cannot do this, so you should opt for these tarps instead of the various inferior types of tarps that are suited for other tasks.
Most ice rink liner tarps are manufactured from tough low density polyethylene, laminated on both sides with high density polyethylene which makes these tarps strong, durable, and resilient to prevent tears, rips, scratches, and abrasion. They are 100% waterproof. In addition to these features, these tarps are lightweight so you can easily set them up and roll them over an ice rink, as well as to fold them back into rolls to store away. They rot proof, shrink proof, and adaptable to Artic or extremely cold temperatures. These tarps are also generally affordable with competent prices, thus they are widely used in backyard ice rinks and larger commercial rinks