Might be too late- but. . . .
Are you sure you want a "full set of boards"? The biggest drawback
to this is what you have to do with the snow that you'll be clearing.
Also, if you go to the standard height without the glass it seems like
you're introducing a real safety hazard for anyone over about 5 feet
I had a rink for years for my son, but we never used more than about a
6" 'board'. Behind the net I had a couple 4x8 sheets of plywood
that were propped in the snow. [I had some 1/2" that I used, but if I
was buying it, I'd use 1/4" luan] If someone crashed into them they
were designed to collapse.
I bought 50 pucks & cleared the lawn in the spring as the snow melted.
I considered netting off the rink to keep the pucks closer to it, but
never got around to it. I just saw some bird netting at Lowes in
the garden center that I think would work--- but my rink building days
I think that no matter what you do it will never match an indoor rink.
But what it lacks in utility it makes up for in location.
How big are you going? [or did you go?]
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