Wednesday, December 31, 2008
l'm interviewing these three new Ice-Girls , Boy , the things l have to do for my Community !, l will let you know how it works out , once l get out of Jail.
My December attendance report goes like this ; Bud 15 times , Kurt 14 , Peter 11, Biagio 9 * , Bill 8 , Dale , Keith , Jamie and Kris 7 , Grant and Ross 6 , Elio , Dennis , and Bertha 4 , Rick 2 , Ian , Gord , Dave and Lloyd 1 , Tim - 10.** Based on reports from the Blog and pay - offs made to the book keeper.* this guy has Moxie.** this guy is being send to St.Andrews.
HAPPY NEW YEAR'S and Remember "Keep your Shovel on the ice".
Until next time S.L.I.M.
which stands for Slow Learner in Management.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
We cleaned and flooded ,three coats up ,two coats down. In attendance where ; Bud , Peter , Biagio , Dennis , and Grant. After we had some refreshments , pizza and chips , unfortunately the Ice-Girls didn't show up ,it's has something to do with a restraining order,l would check into it , but my Lawyer said it would be a vilification of my restraining order ,lol.
So next Year we'll be only C.& F. on Sundays starting the 4th and Thursdays starting the 8th.
Thanks for all your help this year, watch for my report on the 2008 Season coming soon.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
So Bud , Kurt , Jamie ,Bill , Dennis , Grant and some hockey players cleaned both rinks and the ice-guys laid down three coats . The rinks are now back in tip top shape.
Please join us Tuesday the 30th at 9 P.M. for a Clean & Flood & the Ice-Guy News Years Party .
Happy New Year's and thanks for all your help to all the Ice-Guys and their families that are going away for New Year's .
In 2009 we will be going back to just Sunday and Thursday clean and floods once the kids are back to School.
I , thought we weren't going to clean this morning ,(it was another GOOD IDEA by Bud ) , but lots of guys showed up ,like ; Bud ,Peter, Kris ,Ian , Bill, and Kurt, so with the help of Bertha we clean both rinks . But we couldn't Flood because it was snowing.
If it Snows tonight don't bother coming down at 9, unless you want to..it's getting to hard to call.
Please show up Tuesday the 30th at 9 P.M. if you can or want to, it's the last ice time in 2008 and may turn into an ICE-GUY NEW YEARS PARTY.
Friday, December 26, 2008
This is Peter (Slim ) Westergard with a comment. So thinking about helping with the ice doesn't cost you anything , but doing it does, and the reward is seeing everyone enjoying themselves and knowing you had something to do with it.
The rinks are getting allot of use and will really need repair on Sunday so please be there.
Also Last years Blog was called
"Flood ,Sweat and Beers" ,
so what should we call this blog ?
"Puns and Hoses " ,
"There's Tim ? " ,
"For Pizza Sake ",
"why is Kurt doing all the Work ? "
please forward us some ideas.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Hey it's Kurt Duggan here with the report on tonights Christmas Party / Safety Meeting / Planning Session , attended by Bud ( Slim ), Kurt , Peter , Bill, Keith , LIoyd's son Steve and friend Jason. Great Pizzas thanks to Mark of NICK'S. It was snowing so we couldn't Clean or Flood, but plans where made to "give her" on Tuesday.
So please show up Tuesday at 9 to help get the rinks ready for Christmas and Boxing Day the two busiest days of the Year.
Merry Christmas From and to the Ice Guys
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
We had lots of guys because it was nicer weather ,thanks to Bud , Biagio , Bill , Grant , Jamie , Kurt , Peter , Dale , Ross , and Dennis .They cleaned and gave each rink three coats.
This Friday School is out for Christmas Break until Jan.5th, 2009 .
We may need to do some snow removal this week.Remember if it Snows , Show ,and Blow.
I hope to see you Ice guys at this Sunday's Christmas Party.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
It was cold but the rinks needed to be cleaned so Bud ,Kurt ,Peter ,Bill, Jamie ,Dennis and Elio showed up and with the help of Bertha cleaned both rinks.Kris had been down earlier and tuned-up Bertha.We wanted to flood but the hose was frozen so we moved it into the other room to warm it up.Kurt has a plan to make the hose room warmer so we won't have this problem again. Later some guys showed up for some skinny.See picture above . Hats off to tonight's Team and thanks again to Jamie for setting up this blog.
Plans are to go down and clean and flood at 8 on Monday and Tuesday.Please join us."many hands , make ice work "
Friday, December 12, 2008
The next Clean and Flood is Sunday at 9.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Please Join us Friday for a Firepit , Funtime and Cleaning ,it's going to be cold ,so wear your snowsuits, bet they aren't as nice as ours , l'll reveal the sponsor later.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
We hope to give - her every Night , so hope 2 c u around 8 or 8.30 Tuesday , Wednesday , etc.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Please join us around 8.30 P.M. tomorrow and every night this week if possible , For Fun & Flooding.
We are "The True North , ice-guys, Strong and Free "
Saturday, December 06, 2008
As mentioned in the previous post, Kris, Kurt, Bud, Ross and Colin answered the casting call for the Global TV spot. Check it out here. Well done lads, now the Rosemont Ice is more legendary than it already was, not to mention the legendary ice guys! And thanks to Global TV for making this TV spot happen!
Friday, December 05, 2008
It aired on the six oclock news and we heard it " looked good ", we'll try to add it to this blog. After the news we met at the rinks for the Flood Fest. Thanks to Spolumbo's for the sausages and buns , Bud , Peter , Kurt , Paulina , Keith , Jamie , and his family , Biago and another one of his recruits Luke, Dale , Ross , Colin , his Mom & Dad , Ian , Elio , and his family, and some others show up , we said goodbye to Rick , had out the fire pit and bar-b-q and enjoyed watching the teenagers Skating on the lower rink , while listening to the hockey game , Flames beat Blues 4 to 3 , Later we cleaned and flooded the lower rink , l when home , so if you did more flooding after l left , let me know and l'll edit this report.
Next flood and clean is Monday Dec. 8th starting at 8 P.M. hope to see you then. We hope to Flood every night next week .
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Hope you can help Tomorrow morning with the Global T.V. spot , meet before 10 A.M. dressed to flood. Pamila Anderson plays one of the ice girls. I just added that to see if you even read my reports.
The Flood Fest is a go , we start at 7 P.M and do what we can , l've line up some supplies and we need have the rinks ready for the weekend.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Please join us Thursday Dec 4th at 8.30 P.m. for flooding.
Note we need people the morning on Friday Dec. 5th to shoot a bit with Gil Tucker of Global T.V. please show up before 10 A.M. dressed to flood.
Stay tuned to this blog for Reports and Notices.
Bud the book keeper
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
It's nice to have Cold Weather, Monday was a no-go because it was to warm. But tonight we started before 7.30 with Kurt, Peter, Biago, Rick, Grant, Kris, Keith, Bud, joined by Biago's recruits Dale and his son Ross . Nice to have young Ross, to carry on the tradition.
We did three coats on both rinks and used the Spray method to built up the top N.W. Corner.
We listen to some of the Hockey game, the Dallas Stars beat the Calgary Flames 3 to 1.We Finished up around 9.30. Remember there's no "I" in TEAM , But there's a " We'' in WELL- DONE.
We plan on meeting everynight this week at 7. 30 to " make Ice, well it's Cold " Please join us if you can.
Stay tuned to this blog for reports and info.
Flood Fest is still on for this Friday, Dec. 5th.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Please join us at 9 P.M. Monday Dec 1 st. It's the first day of Winter and is suppose to be Colder .
Used "The Board'', Nov.19/08 , Nov.20/07,
First flood Nov.21 /08, Nov .18/07,
Weather warm Nov. 08, Cold and four days of snow Nov. 07,
Flooded 7 days , Nov. 08 , 12 days Nov. 07,
First skating Nov. 27th both 08 and 07,
Nov. 08 Team ; Kurt, Bud, Jamie, Kris, Biago, Keith, Bill, Peter, Elio, Dennis, Grant, Gord, Andrew, Matt and Rick.
Nov. 07 Team ; Kurt, Bud, Jamie, Kris, Keith, Bill, Peter, Ian, Geoff, Grant, and Rick
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Bud the fill-in reporter.
Feels Like: -
Wind: W 31km/h
Wind gusts: 46km/h
Great turn out tonight: Bud (9:00PM), Keith, Rick (nice to see ya), Ellio, Bill, Biagio, Dennis and Kurt. Coats: Two medium on the upper. One light and one medium on the lower. Great to see two new faces tonight, Dennis was "broken-in" by putting the second coat on the upper ice and working the hose like a pro.
We gave a round of applause when we saw Rick show up with a backpack "packing-it". For those that don't know, Rick and family are packing-it to the island of BC. Rick will be leaving next Saturday morning driving solo with the family to follow. We are all going to miss him. But if he feels home sick and wants to find out what we are doing, he can click on the Blog to find out how we are all doing.
We investigated the lower ice, which is coming along nicely, Keith reveal skate marks. Yes, November 27th and someone was skating on the fresh sheet. It might be a record!! Bud would know. Flood Fest has been moved one week to Dec. 5th, Friday. It is just too warm to make it worth while and next Friday is looking to be a lot colder during the day and night. Thanks for all the help tonight. See you tomorrow at 9 PM.
The Rink Writer,Kurt
With sadness and disappointed we have decided to postpone the Flood
Fest until next weekend. The weather is just too warm to make the effort worthwhile. So, we will still flood tomorrow night however at 9 PM. Try to put a couple of coats on. Please visit the Blog for the latest from tonight's flood.
The Rink Writer,
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Feels Like: -
Relative Humidity: 79%
Pressure: 102.50 kPa
Visibility: 24.0 km
Head count tonight: Bud, Kris, Peter, Jamie, Kurt. Ellio and his 7 year old son Jacob stopped by after Jacob's hockey practise at an indoor rink. Jacob took the hose and help put some water on the ground.
Coats: 3 light/medium on the upper. 2 light coats on the lower.
The lower sheet is going to be ready for the weekend. We'll have to do some repairing on Sunday from all the skating over the weekend.
All the more reason to have the Flood Fest on Friday night in order to prepare for the traffic over the weekend. Last call for Flood Fest attendees is tomorrow. So far the following are coming:
Bud, Kris, Keith, Kurt, Jamie, Peter, Biagio, Ellio. If you are not on the list and are going to attend, please email Kurt to update the amount of buns to buy for the lobster/burgers.
Some shots of the guys with the hose on the ice;
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
08 /09 Season
Ice Guys; ( that have been at a flooding so far )
Andrew, Biago, Bill, Grant, Jamie, Kris, Keith, Kurt, Peter, Gord, Dave, Ellio, Bud.
Nov ? /08 Jamie starts this blog
Nov 20 / First Flood
07 / 08 Season
Ice Guys; Bud, Kurt, Peter, Bill, Rick, Andrew, Jamie, Kris, Ian, Geoff, Keith,Jr, Grant, Puiu the Romania.
Nov18/ 07 Started Flooding
Nov 21 Kris used the Board, Rick Surfed
Nov 25 Jamie got nicknamed K-2
Nov 27 Kids Skating
Nov 30 First Flood Fest 7 to 11 Seven guys = seven coats
Dec 3 Blog named " Blood ,Sweat and Beers "
Dec 5 Jamie's Picture in the Calgary Sun , Bud introducts goalie "Chipper Sawdust "
Dec 11 Kurt introductes his goalie " Grant Fir "
Dec 20 First Ice Guy Christmas Party
Feb 29 /08 Blog finished
06 /07 Season
Ice Guys; Bud, Kris,Kurt, Peter, Jamie, Rick, Keith,Geoff, Grant, Andrew, Jr and Tim (only once for Beer and Pizza )
Nov 5 /06 Had whaleback removed
Nov 23 used Board to pack snow
Nov 28 Kid's Skating Nov 29 Record start both rinks in
Feb / 07 had most snow on record
Mar 2 season over From Nov 28 / 06 to Mar 4 /07 had 97 skating days
Feels Like: -
Wind: NW 28km/h
Relative Humidity: 39%
Pressure: 101.18 kPa ￼
Visibility: 24.0 km
Ceiling: 24000 ft
Iceguys on the hose tonight were;
Bud, Peter, Jamie, Biagio, and Kurt
We put on one coat only due to the warm weather. To help keep the base Kurt loaded up the truck again with a load of snow to throw down. The forecast is calling for snow overnight which will help the upper rink. The lower is coming up quite nicely and should be "skateable" on the weekend after the Flood Fest.
Speaking of Flood Fest Please RSVP me as soon as possible before Thursday night.
Committed so far are;
Bud, Peter, Jamie, Kris, Keith, Ellio, Biagio(maybe, cause his birthday is that day) and Kurt
The Rink Writer,
7°C A few clouds
Feels Like: -
Wind: W 20km/h
Relative Humidity: 33%
Pressure: 101.45 kPa
Visibility: 24.0 kmCeiling: unlimited
The line-up tonight was Bud, Ellio, Keith, Kris and Kurt. Kurt brought his truck down to put Bud's idea into action. The "idea-guy" had a good one - fill the truck up with snow from the field and spread in around the rink to make a slushy base. Of course the "idea guy" was conveniently late to help throw the white sh*t, stuff around. We'll try this again tomorrow, too warm tonight - barely cold enough to see your breath. One medium coat on the upper, one light coat on the lower. We fired up the snow blower to burn off the carbon accumulated over the summer and to refresh our memories in getting the unit running.
We will try it again tomorrow at 8 PM and the same all week. Please RSVP Bud and cc Kurt if you are able to make the Flood Fest. (The Fire & Ice Girls have been booked for this event.) We need a head count to find out how many steaks and lobsters to buy. Just a reminder, Friday's Fest will get underway at 7:00 PM. Feel free to show up when you can, we would like to throw down as many coats as possible (Weather is a big factor this year).
Cheers,Your rink-writer - Kurt
Monday, November 24, 2008
A few clouds
Feels Like: -7
Wind: S 11km/h
Relative Humidity: 74%
Pressure: 102.13 kPa
Visibility: 24.0 kmCeiling: unlimited
Thanks for all the help tonight!
Bud, Jamie, Kris, Grant, Keith, Bill, Biagio, Elliot, and Kurt who were down to throw some H2O on the ground. We did one heavy coat, followed by a light coat on the lower rink. The upper sheet got 3 light to medium coats. During the freezing process, we discussed the strategy to get the ice in skating form.
So, this week if we can get as many "Iceguys" down as possible to help it would be really give us a head start. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday we are going to be down at 8:00 PM to flood.
FRIDAY !!!FLOOD FEST 2008 is on. This is the night we start at 7:00 PM and try to put as many coats on as we can. Last year, (Bud reminded us), We put on 7 coats, both sheets. We had 7 "Iceguys" doing shift work on Nov. 30th. The more "Iceguys" we have this year the more coats we can put on.
We will have food available to keep the energy up that will go into the early hours of Saturday morning. During the next few days, please let us know if you can make it Friday for the FEST so we can make sure we have enough food.
See you at 8 PM every night this week!!
P.S. Congrats to Stamps for the winning the Grey Cup.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Feels Like: -6°
SSW 10 km/h
Sunrise: 8:03 am
Sunset: 4:40 pm
Barometer: 1011 mb and falling
Well done guys!! It was looking like the flood might not be so good based on the forecast for the evening, but the temperature dropped below 0ºC and was just enough for the flood to really be productive. Kurt and Paulina got the hose out around 7 PM as the Friday night "Patrol" showed up on schedule at 7:30: Buddy, Peter, Andrew, Jamie (a.k.a. K2), Biagio. Kris came burning into the parking lot sideways with the Ford Explorer eager to flood, after his evening of hockey with his daughter around 8:30.
We were all able to lay down three coats of water getting a great base of ice for the two sheets, rapping up around 10:15 PM. Tomorrow night's flood would help for sure. If you can come on down that would be great, but we'll keep an eye on the temperature.
It looks like Sunday at 8 PM for the next flood. So, if you take a small nap after the Grey Cup we would appreciate the helping hands for a third night of flooding so far. We would like to see Rick down for a couple of nights before he moves to the nice coastal waters of BC's Victoria. Thanks for all the help tonight, Kurt
Friday, November 21, 2008
Temp -5 with Wind Chill -11
Tonight we worked 7.30 to 9 we had: Bud, Keith, Jamie, Grant, Bill,Gord, Andrew,and Jamie, Kurt didn't show as usual. Kris had been down Wednesday and did a GREAT JOB, flatting both rinks out with the board. We added a light coats to both rinks.
Please join us Friday Nov 21 starting at 7.30 or come whenever you can, we hope to do acouple of coats , as long as it's cold over night it will freeze. I'm away Saturday but I'll have Kurt, if he shows up, take over the book keeping, so may tuned for this weekends plan.
Thanks for your support Remember "lot's of hands, makes ice work "
See blog info from Jamie below , Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org Bud the Book Keeper, because Kurt didn't show..right guys ? The blog is live at:
Feel free to let the rest of the team know about it. I can set up others so they can post to it directly. I just need their email addresses and their permission to submit their addresses to Google (where the blog is hosted) so they can be set up as bloggers.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Also We had some beer left over for next time.