Until recently, my husband did not share my enthusiasm for a backyard rink. He thought a rink would be too expensive, too hard to put together, and too much work to maintain. Well, I found something that finally changed his mind - a backyard skating rink kit! There are many kits online, but I like this one. In fact, my husband is so on board with the idea that he even talked a co-worker into buying a kit for his home!
Now, as far as maintenance of the rink is concerned...that's what the children are for!