Thursday, January 28, 2021

Coats To DATE:

74 Lower

70 Upper

Temperature -13C / light snow.

The team put down 3 coats on each tonight. Big thanks to team; Craig, Kris, Peter, Russell, Bill, Adrian, Andrew P.,  Jamie, Austin (made a "Cameo" appearance tonight. Happy New Year!)

First coat on the upper, Craig dropped the nozzle to get more hose. Meanwhile Kurt turned on the water supply. Craig ran to catch the end, but was too late. We have names for different techniques. The names are usually named after the iceguy that came up with it. This one is called "The Craig". 

Jamie directing a fellow iceguy.
Andre did the finish coat tonight. We will see what it looks like on Friday morning.
Kris has made it down twice, IN A ROW!

Kurt is taken some time off and passing the hose over to the Skipper Craig to keep the H20 flowing on Monday and Thursdays.

H2O on the flow, Craig.

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Monday, January 25, 2021

Records Set Tonight Fellas.....!

Coats To DATE:

71 Lower

67 Upper

Temperature -15ºC (windchill -25ºC)

4 Coats in two hours might be a record set! "Never seen it before in my 15 years of making ice". Kurt says to the mob of volunteers tonight. That's right; It might be another record set tonight with 15 iceguys on the coldest night of the year. (literally) LOL.

Peter, Craig, Kris (Cameo appearance... again), Chris, Jamie, Andrew P., Andy (needs a haircut. Nice to see you.), Alex, Neil, Peter (where are the seal protestors?), John, Dan, Jeff, Adrian, and Kurt.

Kurt doing the finish coat.

Andy has a new LID. 6 months no haircut. At least he can still grow hair.
Peter asks; "Where are the baby seal protestors?"
Dan testing the temperature of the fire. 

The team hydrating after the second coat. All 15 of us for one shot and Covid-19 social distancing. Oops! Did I say 15?

Kurt teaching the last coat method and Alex as second hoser. Kurt cannot hear Craig and his commentary remarks because the nozzle is at his ear.

Might get some snow Wednesday so keep an eye on your emails for a call out to scrape.

Keeping the hose on the ice,

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Three Coats Tonight...

 Total Coats To Date;

67 Lower

63 Upper

Overnight temperature -8ºC.

Bill, Andrew G., Jamie, Andrew P., Craig, Peter, Russell, Chris, Adrian, Glen, and Kurt... where able to lay down three coats on each tonight. We met a new hopeful iceguy who seemed to be keen, Matt from Huntington hills. Matt just moved in to a place in Huntington and was scouting the NW for a place to skate and found our neck of the woods. Welcome Matt and glad to have you help out.

Bill and Andrew P. heading out to coat the upper ice.

Before; Dec. 20th 2020.
After, Tonight Jan 21st 2021

Flash Back a Year Ago...

Kurt laying down the Final lower coat.

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Monday, January 18, 2021

Great Night...


Kurt, Andrew G., Bill, Chris, Dan, Craig, and Peter were able to lay down 3 coats on the upper and 2 coats on the lower tonight. 

Total Coats To Date;

64 Lower

60 Upper

Overnight temperature -9ºC.

Looking forward to lower temperatures coming this week. See you Thursday night at 8PM.

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Thursday, January 14, 2021

 The Team: Jamie, Neil, Bill, Andrew P., Craig and Kurt

Total Coats.

62 Lower

57 Upper

Overnight low Temp of -7ºC.

Kurt found some tiny kid's mittens on the snow.
The team
After three coats Looks Great

Monday night at 8 PM See you there!


Keeping the hose on the ice,


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

We Flooding In -1ºC...

We managed to flood two coats in these warm temperatures.

Total Number of Coats;

59 Lower

54 Upper

Overnight temp -4ºC.

The ice has been holding up considering PLUS temperatures we have been having, and Covid-19 bringing more crowds down. (Which is bad on both fronts).

Russell, Craig, Chris, Jamie, Kris, Andrew P., John, Bill, Dan,  and Kurt.

The plan is to flood Thursday night at 8 pm Jan 14th, and Skate at 8 am Friday morning. Be there or B-Square.

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Thursday, January 07, 2021

Going for a "SK8@8"

 We managed to put on THR33 coats on each sheet tonight.

Glen, Bill, Andrew P., Craig, Alex, Adrian, Chris, Neil, John and Kurt scraped and flooded after having to kick off a large amount of skaters. (Again).

Total Coats to date;

57 Upper

54 Lower 

Temperature is -9ºC overnight.

SPECIAL THANK YOU! to Matthew G. for dropping off the generous amount of hydration cans for the team to keep up the good work. It should last a week! LOL.

Alex on the hose laying down the first coat on the lower ice.
The team:
The Team draining the hose.
Shovel are in need of repair, looking at metal handles to replace wood.
Lights out after three coats tonight.

We did a last minute IDEA. All the iceguys that can make it down tomorrow morning at 8 AM. 
Let's "Sk8@8".
See you there, and keeping the hose on the ice,

Monday, January 04, 2021

Monday Temperature Worked...


Two coats on each tonight.

Total Coats to Date;

Temperature -2ºC (Overnight, depending on source).

54 Lower

51 Upper

Andrew p










Next Flood Thursday at 8 PM

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Saturday, January 02, 2021

What Covid-19?... Warm temperatures!

 Craig was down in the afternoon and took these shots. This is not good when you see crowds of people like this. The warm New Year's Day temperatures attracted a mob of people. 

Total Coats to date;

Temperature -1ºC overnight

52 Lower

49 Upper

They struggled to get people off the ice before Craig, Bill, Dan and Chris scraped and managed to squeeze two coats in on a very warm night. Happy New Year!