Saw this article on Deadspin and (as a first year Rinkbuilder) it's certainly my worst fear.
http://deadspin.com/awful-neighbor-sics ... 1669154641
This summer I even asked my town's building inspector if there were any issues/restrictions around a backyard rink. He said only time restrictions for noise/lighting, something that most of us would abide by without even being asked. But that doesn't stop some terrible claim like in this article from popping up sometime in the future.