Rosemont Ice Guys Blog

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Correction! Today was the Warmest Day of the Year...

 No coats tonight due to the Global Warming.

But big thanks to the GANG that came out tonight. 

Daniel (cameo appearance), Bill, Peter, Kris, Craig, Jamie,  and Kurt cleaned up the surface ready to take a BIG beating on the weekend with +temperatures Saturday and Sunday.

Photo taken this morning around 11 am from the main hall.
The iceguys working on the strategy for Monday night.

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Monday, January 10, 2022

Warmest Day of The Year...

 Posted 3 days ago... -23ºC on Thursday. Tonight plus 3ºC.

So we, Bill, Peter, John, Andrew P., Craig, Chris, Kris, and Kurt did a good clean and scrape for the shinny tomorrow night. Too warm to flood unfortunately. 

John pointed out on Thursday last week that the goalies runners are all busted up. So, Kurt made some new and improved ones with puck board laminated to the bottom. John and Kurt installed tonight. Should be good for years to come.

Not too busy tonight considering the weather is so warm. A skater that we talked to, his name was Marcus, comment how nice our ice is. We told him we make it by hand and he said, "Outdoor rinks with Zambonis aren't as nice"! Great to hear that our hard work is noticed by skaters that appreciate it.

The crew hydrating after a scrape.

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Friday, January 07, 2022

Many Hands Made Light Work...

 We attacked the ice tonight with all we could throw at it.

Total Coats. (-23ºC)

Upper = 31 coats

Lower = 32 coats

Thanks to Bill, Craig, Peter, Chris, John, Andrew P., and Kurt for layering up and clearing the snow and flooding.  The condition of the ice took a beating since we haven't flooding for three weeks.

Both rinks were very thirsty for the H2O. Well done everyone. The weather is getting more bearable this weekend so this flooding is going to be perfect. 

Let's go again on Monday night at 8 pm.

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Monday, January 03, 2022

First night back on the ice in 2022...

 Well, it's great to get the gang back on the ice after the holiday break, BUT wow, what a cold night!

Thanks to Bill, Peter, Craig, Chris, Andrew P., and Kurt for getting out there and getting it done. A wee bit cold to flood tonight at -24ºC without the wind, so we did a good blow and scrape to keep the rink from getting any smaller. Cut back the banks and as you can see in the photo, we are good to go.

Kurt took this shot at 11 am this morning at -20ºC. People still love to strap on the blades.

Nice and clean tonight ready for the week of sub zero temperatures.

Let's plan to flood Thursday night at 8 PM.

See you all then,
Keeping the hose on the ice,

Saturday, January 01, 2022

Happy New Year!...

Happy New Year Guys!! 

Hope you had a chance to recharge and relax. Kris and I are out of isolation and Peter should be 100% soon. 

Looks like the weather is getting warmer, which means our ice will get some more use. Let's start the New Year by doing a scrape and and a flood Monday night at 8 PM (regular schedule). Shinny starts the following Tuesday and we can get it into great shape next week. 

See you Monday for some New Years Cheer!

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The COVID and the COLD!

Total number of coats;

Upper =29

Lower =29

Between the temperatures being sub -25ºC and the COVID Cases rising, the ice is getting little use this Christmas season. 

Big thanks to Willem, Jeff, Bill and Craig for scraping the surface last night.

We have a few iceguys in "ICE-olation" due to COVID. We hope to be back to normal in the New Year. 

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Thursday, December 23, 2021

The Warriors Tonight...

 Big thanks to Peter (bringing blower), Bill,  Andrew, Craig, Daniel,  Andrew, Chris, and Jamie.

Total Coats

Upper = 29 coats

Lower = 29 coats

Well done team. 

Keeping the hose on the ice.