Friday, April 10, 2020


John took this image April 09, 2020.

Still "Skatable".

Stay well ALL and happy Easter!


Friday, April 03, 2020

April Fools?

This is no April Fools Joke!
Kids were skating yesterday April 2nd. This has got to be a record.

Craig and I (Kurt) went for a walk in the park yesterday to stretch our legs which have been bent at a 90º sitting at a chair for two weeks.
This Covid-19 pandemic has us all apart and in our homes in order to stop the spread, which is good, but nice to see the social distancing also allows families to get out and enjoy a bit of exercise.

Cold weather is helping most people to stay inside, which is great for the global cause. Keep it up everyone! Spring will be here soon and so will the end of the damn thing.
Keeping the hose on the ice.
Stay Safe,

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Supporting Each Other...

Hard to believe that in just 6 days since our wrap up party, our times they are a changing.

Nick's Steakhouse and Pizza supported us, let's keep supporting them. I dropped by today to order a Pizza and say hi to Mark and His dad Nick. They are delivering pizza to your door with no contact with their drivers. So, if and when you get tired of fish sticks and frozen peas... order a fresh PIE!

This is Nick answering the phone today...
Take Care everyone.

Friday, March 13, 2020

WrapUp Party...

Well we made it official last night even though Mother Nature wants to keep things cold.

Thanks to everyone who was involved in volunteering their time and energy to keep the tradition of having the best ice in Calgary.
We "pulled" the goalies and benched them in the shed as well as organized things for next year.
Big THANK YOU to Mark Petros and Nick's SteakHouse for providing us with the pizzas for the event.
Let's see what happens over the next few days (damn corona virus), and try to get together again soon.

 Nick Petros (owner of Nick's Steakhouse and Pizza) with Buddy (fellow Iceguy)
 The wrap up party with the Lads...

Another great season of incredible ice and dedicated crew.
Until next year,
Keeping the hose on the ice,


Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Last Flood. Its Official...

The team cleaned and did ONE last coat of the season on the lower ice. Shinny will be the last one Today.
Big thanks to everyone who came out to help over the season. We really had the best ice this year.

Thanks to the "die-hards" last night;  Craig, Bill, Andrew P., Daniel, Matt, Russel and Kurt.
We put a medium coat last night to try and get rid of the bumps caused by the under toe of water coming from under the ice. Grant will have on last Shinny tonight. Thanks Grant for all your help teaching the future skaters.

Upper = 61 coats
Lower = 69 coats

Speaking of future, we are planning on having a wrap up party for all of you Iceguys who helped out this year. Friday the 13th??  Who can make it. Ill check with Jackie to see if we can use the hall to raise a glass. Let me know if this day works for you SAY 7:00 pm.

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Saturday, February 29, 2020


...Yes, a sad weekend for sure.
We were joking about the last flood on Monday Feb. 24th 2020, but it looks like it is "no joke"!.

I did however go down on Tuesday before shinny and drilled a hole in the ice(knowing the melting is coming soon), and measured the thickness on the lower rink.
 4" think I measured in two spots.

 Shinny Tuesday night. Kris, Dave and Scott helped out while Coach Grant was out of town.

 Witnessed the melt on Friday when I went down to see how the Ice was. The deep erosion from the melting water is coming from the parking lot and the hill above the parking lot.

Let's plan to come down Monday and evaluate the ice with a cleansing ALE.

Keeping the hose on the ice,

Monday, February 24, 2020

Great Ice for Shinny....

Well done everyone!
Bill, Kris, Ian, Craig, Andrew P., Daniel, Russel, and Kurt.

There might be another flood, who knows in Calgary.

Three coats last night...

Upper = 61 coats
Lower = 68 coats

 Keeping the hose on the ice,

Friday, February 21, 2020

Monday Night Flood

Last Nights Flood;
Kris, Bill, Peter, Andrew G., Russel and Kurt put down two coats on each.
Weather is warming up and historically this is the time of year were we start to loose the ice.
Shinny was great last week and this upcoming Tuesday looks OK, but a week from now doesn't look good at all. Hope to have another couple of weeks and the weather network is wrong.

Two coats on each rink;
Upper = 58 coats
Lower = 65 coats

 The crew Thursday night...
 Melting is happening on the upper ice.
 Friday afternoon a father and kids show up for a skate.

Monday looks like snow, so we need some help clearing at 8:00 PM.

Keeping the hose on the ice,

Friday, February 14, 2020

No Flood Last Night...

...Too Warm.

Kris, Andrew G., Peter and Kurt gave the ice a good grooming however. Temperature at 8 pm was 3ºC and forecast was accurate, snow around 12 AM.

On another note; we met a family down for a skate as we finished up and "hydrated". The father is a teacher at SAIT and has very generously donated two red commercial grade nets for us. So if you see the nets down by the shed doors you know what is happening.

We can finally get rid of the old nets with this donation.

Hope to see everyone Monday night around 8 pm.

Keeping the hose on the ice,

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Counting the Days...

Season is changing and the warming is coming. We are counting the days before the ice is gone.
Great crew last night:
Andrew P.

Three coats on each brings the  Total:
Upper = 56 coats
Lower = 63 coats

 After three coats...
 The moon last night...
 Andrew P. laying down the last coat.

 The first coat.

Shinny should be good Tuesday.

Keeping the hose on the ice,