Thursday, February 28, 2019

We are Ready for the Weekend...

Big shout out and thank you to Bill, Kris, Adrian, Ian, Craig, and Kurt for laying down two thin coats before the snow. ( Well; Adrian showed up in "Adrian Style" on a wooden sled).

Total Coats:
Lower = 45 coats
Upper = 37 coats

I know it is still early to be thinking about it, but our Annual Wrap Up party was discussed tonight. The plan is to have our usual at the Riverstone Pub as the ice fades away in the burning sun light. But to really celebrate, we are planning a Brew-Pub Crawl in April? 

For more details, show up Monday and we can lay down some plans and water.

Keeping the hose on the ice,

 Kris was there, but just not in the photo....

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

What a Difference a Day Makes?

Bill and I went down to shed and muscled the snow blower on my truck this morning. I went by to check out the ice this afternoon and met George. He was going for a solo skate and really appreciates the ice.

What COLD! ...

Last night was cold, but it warmed our hearts seeing another two coats go down last night!
Trouble with the snow blower not starting didn't stop us. Peter jumped to the rescue and brought his blower down to really take back the size of the lower rink, which seemed to be shrinking with tall snow banks.
Big thanks to Bill, for giving us a head-start last night. Bill cleared the upper and dug out the benching during the day.

Last night's "fear no cold" team was; Peter, Craig, Kris, Adrian, Ian, Bill and Kurt

Total Coats
Lower = 43 coats
Upper = 35 coats

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Monday, February 18, 2019

Got R Done!

Big thanks again to Bill, who was down this afternoon shoveling the upper for the large amount of people that turned up on this sunny -14ºC day.

Great turn out tonight... with Bill, Ian, Peter, Craig, Scott, Andy and Kurt. We couldn't get the blower to start, so the team went old-school and got R done. Dedication was there tonight for sure.
Good clean and scrape and we put down two coats on each tonight.

Total Coats
Lower = 41 coats
Upper = 33 coats

Keeping the hose on the ice.,

Saturday, February 16, 2019

What Blizzard?...

Big thanks to a great BIG team today!
Peter, Bill, Craig, Andrew Ginter, Ian, Scott (and Scott's friend), John and Kurt.
Three snow blowers (Peter brought his down), going making large areas of clearing fast. Followed by a surgical team behind the blowers, scraping and pushing the white stuff.

Just as we packed up, a family arrives in a mini van full of kids with skates and sticks. Really made it all worth while.

Have a great Family Day weekend,
Hope to see the team Monday Night at 8 PM.

Keeping the hose on the ice,

Monday, February 11, 2019

Work Work Work... -27ºC might be a record low flood...

Total Coats
Lower = 39coats
Upper = 31 coats

Thanks to Kris, Craig, Ian, Bill and Kurt for shoveling and Flooding tonight late ...'til 11 PM.
Bill is till making us look bad. Thanks Bill.
Two coats on the lower at-27ºC, it might be a record.


 The Team Tonight at -27ºC.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Way To Go Bill!!!

Bill, Bill, Bill.

Bill cleared the upper ice by himself today with temperature at...

Thanks for making the rest of us IceGuys look bad.
The annual Rosemont Valentine's party is today. So any skater brave enough to lace up their skates can do so thanks to Bill.

Keeping the hose on the ice,

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Big Clearing Tonight...

The weather has been cold for a week and we had snow accumulating for a few day. It needed a big clearing off of snow with the help of Ian, John, Kris, Peter, Craig, and Kurt. We had both snow blower going and were able to scrape off the ice.
The good news with all the cold weather it preserved the ice, and not many skaters ventured out at sub 25º C. We wanted to flood but it was snowing just enough to hold us back.
Other good news, the ice will be nice for the Valentine party Saturday

Keeping the hose on the ice,