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Monday, November 27, 2017

Warm Weather What?

Thanks to the team tonight.
We, ... Kris, Claire, Craig, Austin, Kurt, Adrian (short visit, but beer), put down three coats on the lower, two on the upper tonight.

Total Coats
13 Upper
9 Lower

Last Year, December 4th 2016!...







...December 04 Last Year 2016!





Everyone tonight brought down the IceGuy Advent Calendar beers. We are meeting again Thursday night at 8 pm to flood. If you couldn't make it tonight, see you and your beer Thursday night.

Weather looks bad for us in the next 14 days. So Flood Fest is now around the second week of Decemeber. I will contact our sponsors Village Brewery and Spolumbos for the annual Flood Fest donations. Please support them throughout the year when possible.


Monday, November 20, 2017

IceGuys Minutes Tonight... and there is a lot of minutes:

Big thanks to the great number of IceGuys that helped out tonight cleaning and flooding the two rinks with two coats.
From left to right on first photo;
Mark (the new guy from Mt Pleasant), Adrian, Andrew P., Craig, Jeff, Andy.

From left to right on second photo;
Adrian, Kurt, Andrew P., Craig, Jeff, Andy.
Mark (the new guy from Mt Pleasant - taking photo)

Not in photo, but a great moral supporter after we flooded 2 coats and put all equipment away...
KRIS!!

Flood Count:
12 upper
9 lower


Tonights Minutes;

1. Beer Advent Calendar... Iceguys will discuss via email.
2. Keys to Ice Guys access to Hall... Iceguys will discuss via email.
3. Flood Fest in December...Iceguys will discuss via email. (Jeff setting up Calendar).
4. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/popup/audio/listen.html?autoPlay=true&clipIds=&mediaIds=1099979331632&contentarea=news&subsection1=regions&subsection2=regions&subsection3=calgary&subsection4=eyeopener&contenttype=audio



Keeping the hose on the ice,
Kurt

Thursday, November 16, 2017

NOZZLE GOES ON TONIGHT!

Great work everyone!

We are off to a great start this year earliest in recorded history, and very nice ice in 12 days.
Claire, Phillipe (new guy that Claire recruited), Austin, John, Kris and Kurt put down two coats on the lower, and one coat around the newly formed Whopsie Doodles.
 Flood Count:
10 coats lower
7 coats upper

We are planning our annual Flood Fest but need some input on the date! Typically it has been on a Friday COLD Friday. We have the luxury of early ice so we can be a little picky on choosing a day.
End of November might be best!
We can also make the beer advant calendars that night as well if we have the time.

Next flood day is Monday next week. Normal flooding now Monday and Thursday nights at 8 pm. The timer is set so the light tomorrow go on at 5:30-11:59pm.

Keeping the hose on the ice,
Kurt








Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Day 9

I couldn't post last night (DAY 8)
With heavy shovels and heavy scraping, Claire, Craig, Ian and Kurt spent 2 hours clearing before flooding one coat on each.
8 coats upper
6 coats lower

 Thanks to Nick's Steak House and Pizza, and Mark Petros for the perfect Pizza Pies.





Tonight (DAY 9)
Thanks to Jeff,  Adrian and Kurt (Kris showed up after for a beer)
 Now coat count (CC)

9 coats upper
7 coats lower

Both coats with nozzle off for volume. Might consider putting nozzle on during lower flooding.

Q: Is this the earliest skateable ice since 2005?
A: We believe so.

Need help tomorrow Wednesday night at 8 PM.

Keeping the hose on the ice,
Kurt





Thursday, November 09, 2017

Day 6

Great turn out
one coat on each rink tonight.
7 upper
5 lower

John, Kris, Austin, Jeff, Craig, Claire, and Kurt greeted a very special guest tonight. You might all remember Bud. Nice to see you Bud.

We are going tomorrow night and taking the weekend off in Remembrance Day weekend.
Monday at 9 PM.


See you Friday night tomorrow,

Cheers,
Kurt






 WHO IS THIS GUY?!




Day 5

Thanks to Claire, Kris, Craig, Andy and Jeff for putting down major volumes of water last night.
Upper now 6 coats
Lower now 4 coats







We are getting close to a possible record time for the ice. Great bunch of volunteers!

See you tonight!!!

Kurt

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Day 4

Thanks to the Tuesday crew:
Kris
Austin
Ian
Andrew and Kurt

For now 4.5 coats on lower (0.5 was Kris' solo flood before we all got there)
3 coats upper

See you Wednesday or tomorrow,

Kurt


Day 3

Hard to believe in only three days since Grant nearly getting busted for stunting in the park, we may have skatable ice by the end of the week.
Last night we put laid down a coat on each now;
Upper 2 coats
Lower 3 coats


Temperature is fantastic at -13ÂșC

We are going every night, so hope to see most of you out there. Tonight we need some help.

Keeping the hose on the ice,

Kurt






Monday, November 06, 2017

First Flood

Great start this winter!
We packed the snow Saturday and let it firm up overnight. Sunday afternoon Nov. 05th we flooded the lower ice x2 and upper x1.
Thanks to Claire, Kris, Craig, Willem, Austin, Andy, John, Ian, Andrew P., Jamie.

Hope more of you can keep coming out for the rest of this week. We plan to go every night this week around 8 pm if you can help out.

Cheers
Kurt








Saturday, November 04, 2017

Packing Base....

The winter came in quick this year. It was raining on October 31, 2017 and we have enough snow and temperature is staying cold which has allowed us to start packing the base this afternoon.