Monday, December 30, 2013

22nd Time Welcome to NEW Andrew -16 C last flood of 2013

Jamie brought his friend Andrew out, also Keith, Andre,John, Austin, Bud & Kurt, cleaned and added three coats to each rink. So now 41 coats on the lower & 40 on the upper. Happy New Year. 2014 is the year of the Horse, so may the Horse be with you.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Last Night's Ice Team Christmas Party was a Hoot ;-) 21st time

It's a busy time of year , so lots of The Team didn't attend. However ;Ian, John, Kurt, Kris, Jamie, Glenn, Andrew, had cleaned and flooded & John had gone home, before Bud brought the Pizzas from Nick's & Sausages from Spolumbos' . Thanks to Andrew for the Scotch and the Great Horn Owls for their fly by. It was a beautiful night and three coats where added to each rink. Now 38 coats on the lower Hockey rink and 37 on the upper Pleasure / Kid's Hockey rink. Thanks to Nick's and Spolumbos' for their support this year .Merry Christmas from all the Rosemont Ice Team. The rinks are looking great and here's some pictures from yesterday afternoon.

Friday, December 20, 2013

We where mentioned in the Ward 7 News awhile ago

Ward 7 News: The Rosemont ice guys Article Date: 3/7/2013 In the winter of 2011 the outdoor ice rinks in Rosemont were voted as the Best Outdoor Skating Rink by readers of The Calgary Herald. The two Rosemont ice rinks are located in Confederation Park and have been around since 1966. There have been several volunteers over the years that have maintained the ice on these rinks, and since 2008 the Rosemont Ice Guys have been recording their adventures in maintaining the rinks on their very own blog. The blog is how they keep track of how many coats of ice each rink has, how their snow clearing equipment (affectionately known as Bertha and Bruno) is holding up, and how the local Shinny teams are doing.

20th time, Welcome Back Neill, Kurt's Report

Kris,Neill,Kurt,Claire,Andre and Brad. Three Skaters Really helped with the enormous amount of snow. we gave them a beverage. 2 hours to clear both rinks and two coats on each .So now 35 sheets on the lower and 34 on the upper.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

19th X Welcome Back Biagio , Kurt's report

We;Biagio, John,Ian, Andre, & Kurt,scraped and put down two coats on each. Kurt brought some beers and so did Biagio. Now 33 coats on the Lower & 32 on the Upper. Let Captain Kurt know if you can attend our Ice Team Christmas Party , Monday Dec. 23rd.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

18th time Flood Fest 11 Folks added 9 Coats

Thanks to;Bud,Ian,Kris,Jamie,Grant,John,Brad,Glenn,Andre,Claire and Kurt, for ;cleaning, eating Spolumbo's sausages, drinking, laughing and adding,9 coats. Now a total of 38 on the lower rink and 37 on the upper.This would have been a new Guinness Record but Kurt forgot the Guinness ;-). Now we go back to our regular Monday and Thursday at 8 pm schedule.

Monday, December 09, 2013

17th Time, temperature -12 C

Big thanks go out to Claire and Andre for clearing earlier today. Tonight's team ;Claire,Andre, Ian,JR,John & Kurt . Shoveled and put two coats on just before the snow started to fall.Now 31 on coats on the lower and 30 coats on the upper. Upcoming; this Friday the 13th at 6 pm, Flood Fest. We will BBQ and get the fire going and have some food. Around 7:15 we will kick off the skaters and go for the record. 17 coats (unofficial count). Please let me know who is coming. Also, we are going to need a BBQ. Let me know who has one I can pick it up in my truck and deliver it back to you on Saturday. Thanks Kurt Westergard,a.k.a. Captain Kurt

Saturday, December 07, 2013

"Bitterly cold temperatures remain amid blizzard cleanup " The Calgary Herald

Calgary has been very cold lately.The Canada Olympic Park Ski Hill has been closed and the Calgary Zoo Christmas lights have been cancelled.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

16th Time, Captain Kurt's Report

Lastnight ,Claire, Andre, Austin, Ian, Jamie, and Kurt, added 2 medium / heavy coats on each. Now 29 coats on lower and 28 on the upper.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Kid's Nets & Skate Aid.

Today, I dropped off the finished kid's nets and a skate aid, l repaired.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

15th Time Kurt's Report , Temp 8 C

Kris, Jamie, Ian, John, Brad, Austin, Kurt Scraped and put one medium coat on each sheet. Dec 13th was discussed for the Flood Fest weather permitting. Everyone commented on the pole and how well the lights are working, easier to see the water go down while flooding. Now 27 coats on the lower & 26 on the upper. Monday it's suppose to snow so stay tuned for updates.

Monday, November 25, 2013

14th time, Temp 0C

These hockey players cleaned both rinks,thanks guys.
These Ice Guys; Andre' Kurt, Kris, Brad, & Bud (dressed as a pole ) added two coats to each rink .
Now 26 coats on the lower and 25 on the upper.

Giuseppe's pictures from Saturday

Saturday, November 23, 2013

First Saturday Temp. 8 C at 3pm

It was a beautiful day there must have been 50 people skating and playing hockey. Look at the cars in the parking lot .
And look they are using the NEW little hockey rink on the West end of the upper (North ) rink.

Friday, November 22, 2013

13 time Temp -10 C

We had pizzas and Calgary beers to celebrate our hard work.
Austin. John, Brad, Paulina, Kurt, Keith, & Bud added 2 coats to each so now 24 on lower & 23 on upper.We are OPEN, so now we will just Flood on Mondays & Thursdays. Good Work Boys.

Kurt's report, 13th Time

We put one(1), medium coat on each sheet tonight. WE being: Keith Claire Andre Jamie Kurt Paulina We are going tomorrow night at 8 pm come on down. Now, we go to regular shift Monday and Thursday nights at 8 pm from now on… with the occasional call to duty when we have a dump of snow. We also noticed that the light on the far north pole is not working, we should plan on replacing the bulb when we do the new pole. Thanks, Kurt Westergard a.k.a. Captain Kurt Now 22 coats on Lower & 21 on the Upper rink.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Look at This, Temp 1C

I was walking my dogs today at 3 pm and saw a lady & her son plus
our first hockey players of the season. They Loved the rinks.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

12X Welcome Back Andy, -10C

Kris , Andy,Brad,Andre',Kurt,Bud,& Ian , cleaned and added two coats to each and put the benches out. now 21 coats on lower & 20 on upper.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

11th time, Third Week ,Snowing and -14C

We have proof that kids had been skating and shooting at the goal on the lower.Kurt, John,Kris, & Claire cleaned and made the Woopsie -Doodles and cut out a kid's hockey area on the upper. While Bud used Bruno to clean the lower .We wanted to flood but it started snowing.