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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.