The TRUC Board System



Excluding the frame material, here are the 9 basic components of the TRUC Board System and they are shown in the image gallery to the left.

  1. The TRUC Puckboard Dasher Inner in White – Ice Surface Side
  2. The TRUC Puckboard Outer Cladding in White
  3. Wooden Back Plate in Red – Outer Frame Components
  4. Support 45’s in Red
  5. 5 in 1 Rink Stake in Black
  6. Sill Cap in Yellow
  7. The Board System Sill Band in Red – Inner Accent Band (on red side) – Blue inner band accent on ramp side
  8. Liner Protection/Kickplate in Yellow – Ice Level
  9. Detailing – Coloured Matching Screws
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TRUC Board System

The TRUC Board System was developed to compliment the TRUC Corner System. The TRUC Board System features a 4′ modular set up with a real rink look. When built in its modular format, it becomes a *Presto Install. All modular components when installed on your grass may require shims, wedges or lifts to assist in your straight and level line (as you work your way down your rink length and width). This is just the way it works on your imperfect, irregular lawn. And believe us when we say no one’s lawn is perfect.  As seen in our images, complete with shims, you will barely notice any site imperfections. The TRUC Corner and Board System is designed for yards with a **1% grade or less.
***Safety during assembly is paramount
****Imperfect Lawns

The Board System, as discussed above, compliments the TRUC Corner System with a 60″ arc length and has seen 3 years of product development.
This ultimate product features it’s own:
Liner Protection System, Presto Install with modular set up, and durability and functionality with the stack-able TRUC Corner components for different height applications. Fasten rope or string lights in your back yard or in a public setting and attach sponsor advertising to the built in TRUC Corner Wiggle Wire to help offset your costs and add to the wow factor. It’s Real Rinks for Real Yards.

*Board System Presto Install

A quick and easy set up with maximum results for presentation and curb appeal. Your original assembly and build efforts that take place in your first months, previous to rink season, sets you up for your Presto Install later in the same year (or all succeeding years). At first rink seasons end, you will number your modular components and record any details pertinent to set up for the following season; set up next season will be quick and easy. This is all relative to your storage, assembly, removal and documentation of your modular components. We measure areas like distance (from back deck and drive way) to document for exact install or improved tweak of location in succeeding years for Presto Installs.

** 1% grade

A 1% grade over a 50′ rink length will amount to 8″ water/ice in your deep end with a bare minimum of 2″ of ice in your shallow end.   This is why we prefer the grade be less than 1% for an amazingly stunning rink result in your backyard or your public areas.


Safety during assembly is paramount.  It is noted the rink builders responsibility for safety during set up solely resting with him/her. All edges and corners are to be smooth, flat and have seams that meet perfectly. Proper equipment needs to be worn with every appearance on your Ultimate Rink and while enjoying the TRUC Rink System.

**** Imperfect Lawns

After 25 years of building rinks in every setting, on every surface, in every weather condition and handling a myriad of sloped situations, we understand what it takes in your backyard. There is not a perfect yard anywhere unless you have spent time on it. Shims, lifts and fills are a normal phenomena. Dips and hollows and slopes are a regular occurrence.  CHECK YOUR SLOPE AND SPEND TIME ON YOUR YARD ONCE TO SAVE YOU SOME GRIEF PREVIOUS TO YOUR ASSEMBLY PROCESS. THIS IS THE ROOT OF YOUR SUCCESS. We have been advancing the art of backyard rink making for 25 years. We know!! We can answer any question you may have and direct you to professional advice. And this is not just to make the sale!!

Ice and Water Level Specs

Ice surface minimum water depth: 2″

Maximum slope over the width and or length: 4″

Ice surface maximum water depth: 6″

Boards Modular Framing Specs

Upper Horizontal Sill Plate: 2″ x 4″ x 48″

Lower Horizontal Sill Plate: 2″ x 6″ x 48″

Vertical Sill Plate: 2 @ 2″ x 4″ x 19″

Presto Install/Presto Tear Down

For an Ultimate Rink of this stature and with the busy lives we lead daily, set up and tear down times are important. So is space! The TRUC Rink System has been designed to minimize these exact issues.  With it’s modular design, it is efficient and practical to assemble once the *Original TRUC Board System has been built. The tear down in spring is incredibly quick, with a time of 4 hours for complete rink dismantle and another 1 hour for odds and ends (eg. lighting, ramp, etc.)  All modular boards are stack-able and total space for an 18′ x 35′ rink is a mere 5′ W x 9′ L x 5′ H space in your storage shed or garage.

*Original assembly and planning takes days and even weeks but all good things do require this. Once the planning has been accomplished and your understanding of the TRUC System and your rink site has been established you are now ready for Presto Install.  Having the proper tools are also very important to the success of your project. The tools are basic skill saw, drill with red robertson bit, hammer/mallet, line level and 5 in 1 Rink Stake with Support 45’s. We have a wagon or a small cart to carry our tools and screws from corner to corner as we assemble.



Additional information

Weight 12 lbs
Dimensions 11 x 48 x .05 in


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