Sunday, March 04, 2012
This winter was 8th warmest in Calgary’s history.
This season 2011- 2012
Opening day, Dec 9th , 2010 last year, this year Nov 27th.2011
Closing day, March 13th last year, this year March 2nd.
last year 66 coats upper,this year 69,
last year 54 coats lower, this year 61,
New for this season;
W.W.W.= Westergard Water Wheel*
the new light*
hose quick releases*
longer lower rink
new connection to water main*
the Duggan Delivery , new flooding method.
C.B.C. news and radio coverage re; Global Warming
Team ;Kurt, Bud, Biagio, Keith, Kris, Grant, Jamie, Andrew, Brad, JR, Ian, Peter, Glenn and new guy Andy Seeger
Once again, the Rosemont shinny program was an amazing success according to Coach Grant Parks and Coach Todd Layton. With 20+ children enrolled, each outing was a spirited affair. The practices are broken into three segments: 1) skills building, 2) hot chocolate break and 3) a scrimmage. The primary objectives of the program, in order, are: fun, skills development and sportsmanship. At the end of the practice, the kids don’t want to leave and over the course of the winter, the kids’ level of skill clearly improves. A special thanks goes out to Jean Blackstock who organizes and manages the entire program. And, a special thanks goes out the “Almost Famous Ice Guys” for continually gracing us with the best ice outdoor ice in Calgary on which to practice. Another great season!
Thanks Spolumbo’s for sausages ,Nick’s for pizza, Pepsi for water & G2 and Harmony Homes (Kurt ) for all the extras *
Tonight's wrap up party was attended by, Andrew, Kris, Keith, Kurt, Glenn, Peter, Ian, & Bud.
Thanks to Nick's for the Pizzas, Peter for the above photos, the bottle fund for the chips, dips & beer, Plus Kurt and Andy for bring beer.
Our wish list for next year is;
New Goalie, new Snow Blower, new flat hose and new nozzle and to remove the whale back.
Posted by Bud at 9:43 PM
Bryan Labby and Camera Man Mark , interviewed; Kurt, Paulina ,Marnie, Josh, Bud and some others re Global Warming and outdoor rinks.
This will air this Sunday on C.B.C. News Channel 15 after 5 pm and on Channel 6 at 10 pm on the National with Wendy Mesley.
Picture of Kurt, Bryan & Bud by Marnie Regan.
Also Global Television ran their Weather Reports from the Ice Rinks on Channel 7 at 6 pm.
We are THE BEST !
Posted by Bud at 12:49 AM
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Picture above, is maybe our plan for next year, LOL.
Kris, Kurt, Ian , Peter & Bud cleaned and added two coats to each rink.
We even used the " Duggan Delivery " to add the second coat to the lower.
We have now added 69 coats to the upper & 61 to the lower.
Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday for the Wrap Up Party.
Posted by Bud at 9:47 PM