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Tips for Building Your Backyard Ice Rink

Published on: 10/31/2021 15:37

Planning

  • Measure the area where you want your rink.  If using our Thermoplastic Boards you will want to keep the length and width of your court divisible by 4 as each board is 4’ long.
  • Measure the slope.  Many backyards look flat but in fact can have a significant slope when it comes to creating an ice rink.  A string line with a string level will allow you to check the slope of your backyard.  Call us if you need guidance on how to do this.
  • Access to water.  When choosing the location of your rink, make sure it’s near an easily accessible water source. This will make it much easier when it's time to flood and resurface your rink.  When you're done resurfacing you'll need to bring your hose back inside so it doesn't freeze solid. When the hose is brought inside, it will have some water left in it. If you have a hose reel, most of the water will be dispersed while winding it up. If not, do your best to drain the hose before bringing it inside and have a large bucket or garbage can to set the hose in for the water that may still drain out can be nicely contained within your container leaving no mess.
  • Before the frost.  If your rink is going on grass, as most rinks are, you need to plan ahead and have the brackets installed BEFORE the frost sets in.  Installing the brackets and boards should take place well in advance of the cold weather arriving.

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Junckers Industrier A/S Sports Flooring Signs with Fiba

Published on: 9/16/2021 20:23

JUNCKERS & FIBA PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Total Sport Solutions Inc., the Canadian Distributor for Junckers Industrier A/S Sports Flooring is excited to announce that Junckers has signed a long-term agreement with FIBA, basketball’s global governing body, to serve as Global Supplier of wood flooring until 2024. The announcement by FIBA was made on 09 September 2021, detailing the multi- event partnership which will encompass FIBA’s elite international competitions in the next three years, including FIBA EuroBasket 2022, FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 and 2024 Paris Olympic Games basketball tournaments.

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Get Your Backyard Ready for Winter!

Published on: 9/3/2021 14:12

Wow, September already!  Another summer almost over and soon we will be looking for outdoor winter activities to keep our families active, engaged and healthy.  Have you ever thought about putting up a backyard rink for the winter?
A backyard rink can keep the kids active, entertained and outside for hours.  Total Sport Solutions is your local dealer for NiceRink, the #1 backyard rink company!  We have all you need for a basic rink right up to creating the ultimate backyard rink!  If you can dream it, we can make it happen. 

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5 Popular Fitness Youtube Channels

Published on: 8/13/2021 00:00

As we patiently wait for things to get back to normal, we can still maintain healthy diet and routine. Although gyms are currently open, going to the gym may still be difficult for some, but it’s still possible to continue working out and staying active. We’ve listed some of the most popular fitness YouTube channels, offering a wide variety of exercise routines, workouts and nutritional information. There is something for everyone, you just have to find your style!

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Benefits of Team Sports for Children

Published on: 7/30/2021 16:12

Teaching children about collaboration and team work at a young age is extremely important. And team sports are a great way to keep kids active and entertained, develop important skills that will help them in their futures and build character. Sports like basketball, soccer, and hockey provide children with a community of friends and peers that offer a support system outside of their homes or school. Below we’ve listed some benefits of team sports!

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Want to Play like the King? You’ve Got to Train like the King!

Published on: 6/25/2021 14:28

It’s no doubt that LeBron James is one of the greatest NBA players of all time. He reportedly spends over US 1.5 million dollars on fitness and dietary programs in order to continue being the best. But don’t worry, you too can be a great basketball player if you just work hard and practice, practice, practice! LeBron James doesn’t become the King just like that – he maintains his health and practices until he “makes perfect”. Watch the video below and follow the list of exercises that we’ve put together, so you can also train like a King!

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Mind and Matter: Activities for Your Body and Mind!

Published on: 6/25/2021 14:11

It’s evident that the past year has been difficult for many. The pandemic had affected so many different aspects of our lives and effected both our physical and mental health. Now, with lockdown regulations being lifted, and the weather getting better and better, it’s important to begin attending to our physical and mental health again! Below, we’ve listed a few activities to nurture both your body and brain!

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Keep Your Court in Top Shape with our Annual Inspection Program

Published on: 6/25/2021 10:00

Our annual inspection program is designed to make sure your backyard court and the components are functioning safely and operating optimally for your ongoing family fun! Recommend that we come out once per year to inspect and adjust your court and equipment

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Plaid For Dad

Published on: 5/14/2021 15:04

Our workplace is proud to be participating in Plaid for Dad, a nationwide movement working toward a world where no one fears prostate cancer! Please donate to our workplace campaign now and wear plaid on Friday, June 18!

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Help Your Kids to Do Better in Life

Published on: 10/23/2020 06:00

Encourage them to be Active in Sports

We all have high hopes for our children. Our goal is that they will grow into well-rounded adults. We make sacrifices and provide them with the best opportunities possible. Sometimes, we are stuck in a fight for their attention because of television, video games, and other sedentary activities. Win the battle and make active fitness a priority.

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