Saturday, February 29, 2020

MMMM.EEee.llll.tttt.iiii.nnnn.gggg!

...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,
Kurt


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...

Total:
Upper = 61 coats
Lower = 68 coats













 Keeping the hose on the ice,
Kurt



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;
Total:
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,
Kurt


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 3ÂșC 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,
Kurt

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:
Bill
Russel
Craig
Ian
Andrew P.
Daniel
Kurt

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,
Kurt



Friday, February 07, 2020

Ready for the Weekend...




Jeff with all the energy...
Nice selfie Andrew P!
Thanks to Jeff, Craig, Bill and Andrew P., for laying down the H2O last night.

Total:
Upper = 53 coats
Lower = 60 coats

Keeping the hose on the ice,

Kurt

Monday, February 03, 2020

What a WEEK!

Great work this week. Just a recap from last Monday...
Thursday was too warm to flood so we left it alone. It melted Friday and Saturday with RAIN in the afternoon Saturday.  Woke up to Sunday snow and about 4 - 5 inches. I called Henry (with bobcat and blower attachment), he squeezed us in on Sunday afternoon... to clear the lower.

Monday morning we all woke up to more snow on the way .

Big thanks to Russel (the new Iceguy), Craig, Kris, Ian, Bill, Jeff, Daniel, Andrew P., Austin, and Kurt tonight who collectively resurrected the ice from Mother Nature. Well done!!!

Shinny is tomorrow and the Annual Valentine's Party is Saturday. Bring your skates and a smile.

Three coats on each tonight.

Total:
Upper = 51 coats
Lower = 58 coats



Sunday Morning, Bill, Daniel and Jeff cleared off the upper ice. Beautiful day!!!









 Keeping the hose on the ice,

Kurt