Hi, I've just finished my backyard rink, and discovered this awesome site afterwards. Unfortunately, it wasn't the other way around, so now I've already attached the liner to the boards, and it gets filled up with rain. We haven't got sub zero degrees (Celsius) in Oslo yet, and the long term forecast doesn't show one single day with degrees below zero, or 32 degrees F.
Right now it's 40 F and I just hope that my boards will hold the water till it eventually freezes.
My favorite team is the Montreal Canadiens, and I usually spend my winter nights staying up and watch their games, even though its a pain to get up in the morning :s (we are 6 hours ahead of eastern time zone, which means the match starts usually 1:00 AM here in Norway..)
Happy new year, and have a good one, I'm sure I'll get tons of good information here. In fact, I've already had :)