Saturday, December 07, 2019

Officially Open

After Just 10 days of flooding we have gotten the attention of the public.
Thursday night flood, Kris, Andy, Andrew, and maybe others (No Report) helped to lay down 3 coats on each.

Upper = 15 coats
Lower = 16 coats

I took these shots Friday morning. A bus load of grade 9 students from Ecole Rose Sauvage Schoold, in the Outdoor Education class,  skated under the supervision of teacher Sylvain Riopel. Sylvain and I chatted with Bud about how quickly the ice became skateable.  Sylvain has been coming down with students for the past 4 days. He and the students are very appreciative of all of our hard work.

Need a head count on all who are coming to the BBQ on Friday.

Keeping the hose on the ice,

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Day 8

Bill, Dan, Andrew P., Kris(got this started), Craig(cameo appearance before volleyball), and Kurt.
First shovel of the season, flooding the banks as we flooded the surface. We can turn on the timer, Thursday crew.

Upper = 12 coats
Lower = 13 coats

 Another Great Advent Calendar tonight.
 First scrape / Shovel of the season. Not bad for 7 days and no snow.

 Kurt is waving.

 I have a ghost in my scarf.

Two coats and ready for the weekend.

We can turn on the timer tomorrow night.

Keeping the hose on the ice,

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Day 7 or one Week.

Warmer tonight so we put a light and a medium. Big thanks to Bill, Dan, Andrew and Kurt.
Two coats tonight.
Upper = 10 coats
Lower = 11 coats

We have been discussing a date for the Annual IceGuys Xmas party.

December 13th, Friday at 6:30 PM.

Hopefully the weather is cold, but if not we wont flood. Bring the wives and kids. Ill bring the Spolumbos sausages and buns. We can each bring a condiment and ales.  The kids and adults can skate. Kids can try flooding later and warm up by the fire. Hopefully then a flood fest to the late hours like past years.

Let me know who is in so I can get the food organized.

Some photos of tonight:

 Waiting for the first coat to freeze.
 A different Avent Calendar every night.
 Try to keep up with Dan tonight! He was quality control smoothing down the lumps.
Going Wednesday night at EIGHT (8) PM, or 8:00 PM. or Day 8.

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Monday, December 02, 2019

Day 6... Nozzle Time

Day 6 and more skaters on the ice.
Thanks to Craig, Bill, Kris, Andrew G., Andrew P.,  Jeff, Daniel, Kurt.

Upper = 8 coats
Lower = 9 coats

IceGuys Advent Calendar:...

 Craig took this shot Sunday morning...

 Reeling the hose Tonight.

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Sunday, December 01, 2019

Day 5 ...

Great Job Tonight!
John, Andrew G., Kris, Andrew P., Peter, Jamie, Kurt

Upper = 6 coats
Lower = 7 coats

We are going again tomorrow night at 7 pm. Who's IN?

Keeping the hose on the ice,

Skating after 5 coats

Last night the Fab-Four put down 2 coats on the lower and 1 on the upper.
Upper = 4 coats
Lower = 5 coats

Jeff, Bill, Craig and Colin - the Fab-Four put down coats last night.

From left to right... Jeff, Colin, Bill. Craig is on the phone.

Craig was down this morning and took the phone out and took this...

We are going again tonight, likely one coat on each due to a warming trend. So we will start with the upper ice tonight at 7 PM. Come down when you can.
So far Kris, Peter, and Kurt.

We are in good shape guys. Not many rinks are up to our standards at this point in time.

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Saturday, November 30, 2019

Day THREE!!!

Great turn out last night...

First off, Big thanks to the secret flooding on Tuesday. Kris lead a small, but strong team before the snow really fell. We have a great start now.

John, Tylay and Allie! Craig and Heather. Bill, Ian, Peter, Daniel, Matthew, Willem and Kurt.

Earlier Nov 29 that morning, Henry helped us by using the broom attachment on the tractor. Thanks Henry!!

The girls made an igloo out of the brushed packed snow from this morning's broom.

We plan to go again Saturday (tonight at 7 PM) The more the merrier. Many hands make light work.
Keeping the hose on the ice...


Monday, November 25, 2019

Day one of 2019-2020 Season.

Big thanks to the dedicated crew tonight.
Andy, Kris, Craig, Bill, Andrew G. Peter, Andrew P., Scott, John and his young crew... Tylay and Allie!

We started at 6:30 pm and reeled the hose in at 11:15 pm. Both rinks got their first coat.
So, every night this week we are going at 7 pm Start. Show up when you can.

Here are some photos of the night...