Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Stuff that Matters , but maybe only to S.L.I.M.

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.

-17 C Ice-Guy's New Year's Party

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

what a night - 8 C

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.'s the DEAL

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'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

Think about it

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 ? " ,
"Ice-try ",
"For Pizza Sake ",
"why is Kurt doing all the Work ? "
please forward us some ideas.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

December 23, a fine night for a flood

-15 ish and no wind, not quite as cold as it has been
The lower rink had a few inches of snow on it and the upper also had plenty piled up on the left side.
A fine crew rose to the challenge. Keith, Bill, Biagio, Jamie, Kurt, Kris and Peter did the honours. Both rinks were cleared, the left side of the upper was cut back, we got 4 coats on the upper and 3 on the lower.
All in all a good night's work with lots of Merry Christmases and Happy Holidays all around. The ice is looking awesome. Well done lads.
This Thursday is Christmas Day so you guys can have the day off if you've been good this year.
Next flood is Sunday December 28 at 9 PM.
Have a great Christmas everyone !!

Saturday December 20, 2008

OK, so I know this post is not in chronological order, but I also know at least one of you will be glad to see it. We had snow in the wee hours of December 20, Ironman Bud Edgar (aka Slim) took the initiative to clear both rinks by himself starting at 9 AM. A true herculean effort. I'm starting to wonder whether he really belongs in management.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

-28 C and Snowing

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

-25C and no wind

A cold night, but well worth the effort. Kurt, Keith, Lloyd, Peter and Bertha cleaned both rinks and managed to get 3 good coats on the upper. Each coat was set up before we could finish a beverage if you can believe that. Just for fun, we got out the buffer and put on the finishing touches, now it's like glass. We even managed to get a picture as you can see here, ignore the fact that it looks like daylight hours, that's just a fancy camera trick. Good work men !
Don't forget, Bud's making us pizza this Sunday Dec 21 at 7 PM at the hall. We have 2 fine sheets of ice thanks to all the ice guys, hope to see everyone out to celebrate our hard work and the holiday season.
After that, we're in maintenance mode which means we clean and flood every Thursday and Sunday starting at 9 PM.
Oh yeah, Bud and the girls came by tonight to say hi and order me to write the ice report. Too bad he couldn't stay, he had family stuff to do at home, good on him.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

-23 C and wind Chill

Only Kris tonight, using Bertha to clean lower Rink . What a Guy !

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

nice night only -13 C

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.

Christmas Party

Hey Team ,because of all your hard work ,this Sunday the 21 st. at 7 pm we'll meet in the hall and have pizza's from Nick's and some refreshments. Hope you can make it.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Not Tonight

I check the rinks out and they look good .Plus the wind chill is high and we did a Great Job last Night. So take the evening off and join us Tuesday at 8 , for a clean and flood.

Thanks Bud

Sunday, December 14, 2008

-28 C and a wind chill

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 "

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

cold and snowing - 14 C

Kris had already been down and changed the plug in Bertha , cleaned most of the upper rink and left us some beer. Thanks . Kurt and Bud went down at 7 got Bertha out and cleaned all of the upper and the whoopez-doodles and later Kurt's ,Dave's and Dale's Family showed up to skate. Dale , Ross and Dave helped get 2/3 of the lower rink cleared before Bertha quit . So we had a beer break around the firepit while some Hockey Players recleaned the upper rink and played a game. Bud's wife Sheila had warmed up the last of the Spolumbo's and boy they tasted good ! It wasn't all that cold and the teenagers sure look like they had a great game going . Sorry the rest of you missed out on a great night.

The next Clean and Flood is Sunday at 9.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Check this out ! +2c

We have a sponsor..look at the guys in their new Snowsuits..very formal ,we'll model them soon. Tonight Jamie * ,Bill , Biagio * , Kurt , Kris and Bud * cleaned, fixed the nets and did three coats. Plus they had some Bohemian Lager Beer thanks to Doug , Bud's boot legger. Earlier Doug and Bud checked out the Banff Trail rink and met Lyle and his dog Wiley , hard working guy ,they only have two ice guys , later they saw St. Andrews , it's coming but a few weeks behind us , Brair Hill has ice and had Kids Skating . Good on Them , we know because we have been working hard on our rinks . Thanks to the Team ! * These men when Home early because they weren't feeling well , there's a s'ice'kness going around , that 'ice'ness has effect allot of our troops . Hope everyone feels better soon .

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

It's Ruff !

Some of us work like dogs , see if you can figure out which three by this picture .
We also think a Dental Plan would be nice , at least throw us a bone or a beer.

a FEW Good Men -2 to -4 wind chill -10 light snow

Bud , Kurt , Bill , Grant, Elio , Dale , and Ross cleaned and gave the rinks two coats each . Grant counted 19 people skating and playing hockey . Just after we finished it started to snow.
Hope you can help tomorrow, after 8. Go with the Flow .

Idea for this Friday

I think , there l am..the Idea Guy , Here's my latest brain wave..This Friday we should have a Family Flood Fest..sure it will be cold , but we can open the hall and warm up in the basement ,plus we have the fire pit . It is going to snow , so we'll neeed to clean and may not be able to flood . Let me know if you and yours are available .

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

+8 Chinook Winds

Grant , who send me this report said , He , Biago , Bill and Ian cleared both rinks and added one coat to each . The skaters help clear the upper rink . Good work guys.

Please Help

We have some overworked Men , that need sick leave , so can you step up to the rink & cover for them ?, anytime after 8 this week. So we can maintain Calgary's Best Outdoor Rinks.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Strong and Three ? - 6 C

Now that l have your Attention..Only Kurt , Dale , Bud , and Halle showed up tonight. But boy did we have fun !,we fixed the door on Bertha's room , cleaned and did two coats on both rinks , Froze in the benches and shovel stand plus had some hot Spolumbo's during our break and had a great time with Halle. To bad you missed it . Remember ask not what Rosemont can do for you , But what you can do for Rosemont .
We hope to give - her every Night , so hope 2 c u around 8 or 8.30 Tuesday , Wednesday , etc.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

It finally Snowed - 4 C

It snowed over 6 ins From 9 A.M to 8 P.M. Kris was out with Bertha around 5 P.M. joined by Kurt later. At 8 , Peter , Keith , Biago , Gord , started shovelling , Bud and Dennis arrived around 8. 30 and got Bertha going . Good work Team ! . Both rinks are cleaned off and the whoopez - doodles have been formed . We finished around 10 .

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 "

The New Recruit

Here's a little pic of the newest Ice Guy. He works harder than Tim and he doesn't drink as much.

Rookie Trophy

Because l have lots of time on my hands, I used the empty beers cans to make this Award.
Now it's time for you to vote , Ross _ , Colin _ , Luke _ , Jacob_, Paulina _ , Elio _ , Biagio _ , Dale _ , Dennis _ , Gord _ , Tim _.

Hollywood Bud Pitt

Flood Fest 2008: Photos

Saturday, December 06, 2008

The Best Never Rest !!!

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

What a day! - 4 C , O.J Simpson gets 33 years

We started with a T.V. shoot with Gil Tucker of Global ,we being Kris , Kurt , Bud , Ross and Colin.
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

clear +3 C

Doug and I were down at 7 P.M. dropping off the shovels , that l had had repaired. At that time there where guys skating on the lower rink in the dark so l turned the lights on and pull out my Goalie, "Chipper ". As l was leaving some girls asked me where the benches where so l brought a blue bench out. Then Doug and l when walking and checked out , the Banff Trail Rink , they had a little ice and had their hose running , it's not ready yet , but closer then the others that Peter and l saw . I walked back down around 8.30 and saw Peter , Biago , Elio , and Keith flooding, they had already put a coat on both rinks and where taking a break. It was warm out but the first coat froze so they had another and finished up around 10 .

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

Clear Sky -7 C

At 7.30 P.M. Jamie, Dale, Ross and Kris started flooding , doing two coats on each rink , Bud show up at 9 and help with the third coat . People had been skating and they had to kick them off to flood . Kris put a Goalie Net out by the lower rink , it's the best so far but the North upper rink is taking shape . After we finish a couple of guys showed up to skate , but we told them no , because we had just flooded.

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

Tuesday Dec. 2nd 2008 report

Clear night -6 C
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.

Peter's Pictures, Correction

The photos below are the rinks at ; St Andrew's Heights, Cambrian Heights and Highwood, taken Sunday Nov. 30th 2008 ,they haven't started and we've already have had Skaters on our lower rink and 1/3 of our upper rink is covered with ice. We are the Best , because we never Rest.

St. Andrew's Playing Catch Up - Again

Ice Guys Peter and Bud recent checked out the competition. As you can see from these top secret photos, there's much going on over there yet.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Nov 29th, 30th & Dec 1st, 2008 Floods are Cancelled

Mother Nature is being a " Mother " and it will be to warm to flood tonight.
Please join us at 9 P.M. Monday Dec 1 st. It's the first day of Winter and is suppose to be Colder .

Nov.2008 compared to Nov. 2007

Based on reports from the Flood, Sweat and Beers blog and this blog, there's how our first month went;
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

St.Andrew's Hockey Game on Nov.29, 2008

What we may need to use, if it ever Snows.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Nov. 28 2008 +4 C now

What a Night, Peter was the opener, he had the lights on and the beer sled filled up, before 9. Bud showed up next , followed by Kurt and Jamie, later Dennis and Kris appeared, Shade, Diamond and Maggie played like dogs, well we worked like dogs putting three coats on the lower and two on the upper rink. Yes l called them Rinks because there where marks from someone skating. Ron Howard and Buster even stopped by for a visit. So it was colder then, below freezing but it is starting to warm up. It will be hot and busy tomorrow and Sunday. So take Saturday off to watch the Flames play Vancouver there at home. We hope to see you Sunday the 30th around 9 P.M. for a fix up flood. The Weather is suppose to get colder and we may even have snow, next week, that's what we need. But we've done well with what we have had to work with, Good Work Team. Happy Birthday to Biago. Remember " Many hands make ICE work."

Bud the fill-in reporter.

Ice Report: Rick Returns, Dennis Debuts

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

Flood Fest Now Slated For Next Weekend

Hello All,

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

Rink Progress - Slowly, But Surely

Here are some photos taken by Elio, a rookie Ice Guy and solid early season Calder Cup candidate.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ice Report: 3 Days Before Flood Fest


Feels Like: -
Wind: 0km/h
Sunrise: 8:11
Sunset: 16:35
Relative Humidity: 79%
Pressure: 102.50 kPa
Visibility: 24.0 km
Ceiling: unlimited

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;

Ice Report: 4 Days Before Flood Fest

Bummer it didn't snow, overnight, we need it, to make the base . Weather for today 3 during the day, overnight -6 , Thursday 4 , overnight -5, Friday FLOOD FEST, 5 overnight -2, people will be skating this weekend because Saturday it suppose to be 7, overnight 0 and Sunday 7 ,overnight 2. Ouch.. but last night the Flames 6 Kings 2 thanks Kurt for bringing your radio ,so we could listen to some of that game.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This year so far compared to 07 & 06 Seasons

Here's a Summary to Nov. 25, 2008 taken from some info.gather from this blog and Andrew's blog.

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
Hope 2 c u all at de rinks this week and at Flood Fest this Friday, but we need a head count, so Kurt and l can get enough supplies.Let us know. Thanks Bud
I'm In ?? Bud

Ice Report: 4 Days Before Flood Fest

Feels Like: -
Wind: NW 28km/h
Sunrise: 8:09
Sunset: 16:36
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,
Ice Report: Balmy Temperature Hampers Progress

7°C A few clouds
Feels Like: -
Wind: W 20km/h
Sunrise: 8:08
Sunset: 16:37
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

Ice Report: Grey Cup Sunday edition

A few clouds
Feels Like: -7
Wind: S 11km/h
Sunrise: 8:08
Sunset: 16:37
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

It's Starting To Resemble A Rink

Temperature: -3ºC
Feels Like: -6°
Humidity: 83%
Dewpoint: -4°Wind:
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

Report First flood of 08/09 season - Thursday Nov. 20

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 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.

Of course, if you showed up,to flood , tonight ,you know Kurt did as well, there's the pictures of him, to prove it.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hot new band

This band rocks! We should book them for the Flood Fest.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

to the TEAM. 1st Ice report of 2008/09 season Nov.2nd recruitment meeting. In attendance: Kurt, Keith, Jamie, Grant, Bill, Bud and new recruits: Gord, Biagio, Matt and Dennis.Dennis brought his lap top and show us the Tim Horton's Way to make ice. Funny! We covered the bases, had some Pizza, thanks to Nick's some Calgary Beer thanks Doug and lots of laughs. Kurt and Bud show off their new head gear you might say they where " light headed ". We are pumped, let it snow, because we are good to go. Looking forward to our Best year yet. Bud the other Book Keeper

Also We had some beer left over for next time.