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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dion Traded and


Dion Phaneuf the guy on the right, did you even notice him ?, anyway he was traded to the Leafs today.
But we carried on as usual, cleaning and flooding our rinks, just waiting for the date, when we'll get traded to the leafs,,,, on second though..l'll just have a Pepsi.
Tonight,Andrew, Biagio, Kris, Keith, Ian, Dennis, Glenn,Grant, and some old guy, cleaned and did two coats on both rinks, plus changed Bertha's oil. Things are looking GOOD !
Remember to come out this Thursday for the Annual Ice Guys Awards Night and Nick's Pizza Party. Let's see who wins for "He always showed up , but didn't do anything" or the "Man l wish l was home with my Wife " or the " We heard that Joke before"
or the many other awards.
You boys are the best, thanks from the old guy.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Long Weekend Ahead


Biagio, Kris, Jamie and Bud, cleaned and laid down two coats on each rink.Making de ponds ready for this long weekend. Two of our best guys wanted to help but, Ian was busy,and Kurt is on Holidays.
Notice; we'll need allot of GOOD MEN this Sunday to clean because it is supposed to snow, plus on Thursday Feb the 4th we have to get things ready for the Community Party on Saturday the 6th, we'll have Nick's Pizza and Beers for those that help.
We are nearing the end of this season so please give us a hand to maintain Calgary's Best Outdoors Rinks in Confederation Park.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tonight's Shinny Report

According to Grant Parks, tonight they had 23 kids,the ice was fantastic, they practiced cross overs , stick handling and played games like puck pirate,and British bull dog.As always they ended with a game of shinny. They are suppose to stop around 6.30 but played until 7. They want to thank the ice guys for the wonderful rinks and for them to know that their efforts bring so much joy to the community and the shinny hockey program.
Thanks to Grant and his Team for running the program.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Community Service


Well "the Bros' from de hood " showed up as usual. that's Kurt, Ian, Jamie and Bud.
The ice was in great shape and it was snowing so all we did was clean. We hoped to have had more help to start building the "Bud Sled" run, for the Valentines party.
Anyway please help us this coming Thursday.Kurt will be away, so we will be short handed.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Shinny Hockey Report from Grant

The "GRANT ONE" gave me this info.
On Tuesday they had 21 kids, might be a record they only had 12 last year,
Ice was excellent.
First part they worked on skills, had a break with hot chocolate,served by
Jean B.
Second part played a game.
Thanks to coaches,Todd, Daniel, Grant and Albert from Grant's hockey team.

"Bud" Sled, Run



Just an IDEA.Maybe we can scale it down. In the summer we can do a "Kurt" Bike Track.

the true meaning lol

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Need Some Help



Gentlemen,

Today, Bud, Kris, Ian, and Kurt put two coats on the upper and one on the lower. It is supposed to snow Friday tomorrow, so we may need some help on the shoveling end Saturday.

We are also looking for more help in the next 3 floods in order to get things ready for the Valentine party Feb 6th.

The idea is to scrap the curling painted rings, but to create a bobsleigh run out of snow and ice just north of the hall. This would mean extra shoveling and creative flooding and more gents to help.
We are going to get some energy from Nick's Steak house and hoping to have a Pizza night Thursday Feb 4th.

Please email Bud and cc Kurt if you can make it over the next 2 weeks in order to get more work done.

Thanks for you help.

Kurt

Sunday, January 17, 2010

someone was missing



Kris, Keith, Ian, Jamie, Grant and Bud, cleaned and did two coats.
Because SOMEONE was hung up and couldn't make it. That has got to Kurt l mean Hurt.

Also Thanks to: Andy for the new shovel, Grant for doing the shinny hockey, Mother Nature for the warm weather during the day and the cool weather at night.

Hope to see YOU Thursday.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Warm weather flooding....

Thanks to the guys that came out tonight,
Bud, Keith, Biagio, Andrew, Ian, Jamie, Glenn and Kurt.
We were able to just get two coats on the upper ice and one on the lower.

Kurt

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This WARM weather is costing us.



These pictures tell the story.
See you this Thursday at 9, maybe we'll put in a diving board.lol
Not to worry, this happens every year, but we recover once we get cold temps. again.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Busy Sunday

We got the brackets built this afternoon. Bud, Ian, Kris and Kurt got busy making the brackets for the netting to hang off of. Bud brought his ladder down and with some brainstorming, we were able to use Kurt's truck and the ladder to reach the high points.
After getting the brackets up, Bud and Kurt staked and tied the bottom of the netting tight to keep the netting away form the windows.

At nine, Bud, Kris, Jamie, Biagio, and Kurt cleaned the ice and put one heavy coat on both sheets. The temperature didn't warrant another coat, but with all the activity on the ice it sure needed some H20.

See you all Thursday,
Kurt

Saturday, January 09, 2010

the broken sign

For the record the sign said;

Rosemont Community Ice Rinks
Use at your own risk
Helmets are recommended
These rinks are created and maintained
by volunteers from the Rosemont Community
you can help by
putting garbage in can provided
putting shovels back on this rack
helping to clean and flood these rinks,
Thursday and Sundays at 9 P.M.
buying a Community membership
call 289 6533 for details
have Fun & Play safe
water provided free of charge by
the City Of Calgary

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Putting Our Heads Together


We got the gang together tonight and put out heads together on protecting the windows. The gang included;
Bud, Kris, Keith, Ian, Jamie, Biagio, Dave and Kurt. Temperature was -12ºC. Nice to see Biagio with such enthusiasm for the cause!.

The subject of conversation was how to mount the netting for the windows. So, we are going to put our heads together Sunday afternoon, say around 2 PM. The time will be confirmed by email tomorrow.

Kurt will purchase the materials for the brackets. We will manufacture them on site Sunday.
Erecting the netting will be another day.

Cheers,

Kurt

Sunday, January 03, 2010

First Flood of The Year!



Here are some photos from Sunday afternoon Jan. 3, 2010.



The temperature was warmer than it has been for weeks, at only -4ºC.
Our crew came out to flood for the first time in 2010: Bud, Kris, Ian, Jamie, Andrew, and Kurt who put down two coats on each sheet.

We learned through Ian that we have our first broken window. Our new replacement windows were going to have some netting set up earlier last year, but is now a priority to protect the others panes. We are going to put our heads together to figure out a way to set it up. May need some extra help with this possibly on a weekend, soon. We'll keep you posted!

Happy New Year to all!

Kurt