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Friday, January 30, 2015

The Resurrection of ICE!

Well Gang,

We don't have to start over, but the rinks do need a lot of work.
Last night Ian, Chris, Dave and Kurt were down and worked on resurrecting the sad rinks. We put two coats on each sheet by being careful working around patches of run-off that made parts of the lower rink higher on the east end.

The mini nets on the upper rink are now a permanent fixer in the ice until thaw. They go submerged last week and are embedded to prevent any theft now.

Forecast looks like snow over the weekend and colder temperatures next week. Let's shoot for a big turnout on Monday to really whip the best-ice-in-Calgary into shape again.

Keep the hose on the ice,
Kurt






Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Melting Away

We met last night and looked at the damage, over and beer and a slice of pizza. Grant has cancelled shinny this week and we took the goalies off the ice. The wood attached to the bottom runners of the goalies works well to insulate from the melting ice as you can see in the photos where the net left a deep impression in the ice.
We are most likely going to have to mend rinks by flooding and getting the bumps out. Thursday looks like the overnight temperature is good for a single coat.

Keep the warm weather away for a while,
Kurt
 



Monday, January 19, 2015

Fair Weather Flooding

Andre, Ian, John and Kurt did a scrape and a one coat on each tonight...
There were a couple of skaters that we had to turn away due to our efforts in preparing ice for tomorrow's shinny hockey.

I have made arrangements for next week, if needed, a heater for the tent. So far, tomorrow looks to be as fair weather as tonight.

Keep the hose on the ice,

Kurt



Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Coach


Warm Night Tonight Makes Flooding Hard...

Kris, Ian, Andre, Jessie, Keith, and Kurt put on just one(1) coat on the upper rink tonight due to warm weather.  Although we are getting snow overnight and then rain tomorrow during the day... the upper rink didn't get any water on Monday.

Monday the team was Brad, Ian, John, Jeff and Kris. The put two (2) coats on the lower rink.

With warm weather over the weekend and double digits on Sunday, we hope Monday gets colder to put some water on the lower ice to get it ready for Shinny Hockey.

Kris organized a delivery of a tent for Shinny Hockey for the kids and their parents to keep warm. (not that they need it now). Due to the basement construction the kids will have a place to change and warm up as weather changes.  Grant started coaching the group of kid in the Shinny program this past Tuesday. Thanks to Jeff who has been helping Grant with the great turn out of skaters. Off to a good start in 2015.

Keep your stick on the ice,
Kurt