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Friday, November 30, 2012

Shinny Hockey Info.

Tuesday Nights at Rosemont Community Rink Ages 6 to 12, Girls & Boys 5.30 to 6.30 Pm Must have hockey skates,hockey stick,neck guard and helmet with face mask.Should also have knee & elbow pads.Starts January 8th to March 26th or until Ice is gone.$30.00 and community membership.Call Jean Blackstock at 403 284 9825 to register.

Executive Decisions were made.

OK, We don't want to sound like we are complaining, but it was just Bud and Kurt on Thursday night after a snow fall. No coats where done cause it took us 1.5 hours to shovel and clear with Bruno the Blower. :( We cleared both rinks and made an executive decision to make the upper ice the "free skate" ice and the lower the hockey rink this year. The lower has always been better ice and by using it as the hockey rink, it will prevent puck damage to the hall .We did the "whoopez - dooles" on the northern hill( rough side ) of the upper half. Biagio suggested we Flood on Monday nights at 8 pm instead of Sunday's, that's a great idea because that way the weekend shakers aren't interrupted and the ice will be better for Tuesday night shinny.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Another two coats added

Brad, Andrea, Ian, Kris & Kurt added two coats last night. So now we have 39 coats on the upper and 37 on the lower.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Two More Coats

Some shakers cleaned the bottom rink. So Biagio, Brad, Bud , Andrea & Kurt could add two more coats to each rink. So now we have 37 coats on upper and 35 on the lower. We will try to flood every night this week, except Saturday & Sunday. Monday and Thursday at 7 pm will be our new flood nights starting next week.We still haven't heard of another outdoor rink that is open yet.GOOD WORK TEAM !

Monday, November 26, 2012

3 More Coats

Biagio, Kurt, Kris and Andrea put three more coats on tonight. So now we have on 35 on the upper and 33 on the lower. Plus they said two guys from south Calgary showed up because they heard we where open.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

We are Open

Last year we had way more Snow and open Nov. 27th but thanks to all the hard work by the Ice Guys we officially opened today Nov. 25th .
I put the fire pit away and put a net out for Michael & Wyatt our first shakers of the season.
Welcome back to Karen & Brad two of our regulars. Karen said Brad has been down the last couple of days , skating and they are impressed with what we have done so far. She's thinks we may be the only outdoor rinks in Calgary that are open already.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tonight's Flood Fest.

We had lots of Guys; Bud, Kurt,Dennis,Ian,Austin,Grant,Peter,Andy,Brad,Jamie,Andrew, Keith and some of their families. They added 15 light coats, so now we have 32 coats on the upper and 30 on the lower. A BIG THANKS TO SPOLUMBOS for providing THEIR AMAZING SAUSAGES.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Getting ready for this weekend

Peter, Kurt, Jamie, Andrea, Ian & Bud did lots of snow removal, using shovels & Bruno the new blower.They added 3 coats to the upper and 2 to the lower. We now have 17 coats on the upper and 15 on the lower.
Join us this Saturday for a flood and bar b q starting at 6 pm.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Snow be it.

Tonight; Peter, Bud, Andrew,Biagio, Brad, Austin & Kris cleaned and added 2 coats to the lower and 3 to the upper. So now we have 14 coats of the upper & 13 on the lower,

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kurt's Report for Tonight.

Tonight, Peter, Brad, Ian, Keith, Austin, Kurt, and welcome back , Glenn added 2 coats to each rink. Lower Ice is ready but the upper is taking a beating from the leaves on the hill blowing on it. Now 11 coats on each rinks. Please join us tomorrow and Thursday night at 7 pm so we can "Make Ice while it's Cold."

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Calgary Sun Picture

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Kurt's Report

Andre and Kurt put one "medium" coat on each sheet yesterday, Saturday. Some keener was out Friday skating on the upper ice, we saw skate marks on the smoother patches and skate marks in the snow. Hope the keener was insured, it is really rough everywhere except for 6 x 6 foot areas. So now 9 coats on each Rink.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Today's Pictures from the Alley.

The Ice Guys are making GREAT progress.
GOOD FROM A FAR, BUT FAR FROM GOOD. LOL Calgary will be having colder weather and snow this week so we should be able to beat Last Seasons opening Day of. Nov 27th.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pizza Night, Thanks to Nick's Steakhouse & Pizza

Tonight , JR & Andrea started the flood later Brad, Biagio, Austin, Kurt, Kris showed up to help.They added two coats to each rink, so now we have a total of 8 coats.After all the work was done Bud showed up with the Pizzas.