Tuesday, February 09, 2021

BBBRRRRRR...Ouch! It's COLD!!!

 Bitter is not even close to describing the felling outside yesterday.

-41ºC (windchill overnight)

But that didn't stop Bill, Craig, Daniel, Austin and Chris from clearing the lower ice yesterday. Bill was the first to brave the -26ºC by venturing out and pulling out the blower yesterday afternoon. He didn't take a selfie, but I'm sure he was covering in frost and slow like these iceguys (below). The team of four managed to keep going and get rid of the concrete residue left over from the blower. (Note: best to scrape immediately after blower for the future) The sun was out yesterday and solidified the snow after the blower tracks.

Anyway, the team was able to clear and hydrate before scrabbling back to the warm nest of their abodes.

"A photo is worth a thousand words"

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Friday, February 05, 2021

Cold and Snowy Didn't Stop Us...

  Coats To DATE:

78 Lower


Temperature -15ºC Overnight

There was a small window of time that it stopped snowing last night and the team took advantage by laying down 2 coats on each sheet.

Craig, Bill, Adrian, Neil, Glen, Chris, Russell, Andrew P., and Alex braved the elements and got it done.

This weekend looks like another dump of snow. So, it might be wise to shovel on Saturday afternoon to keep on top of things. However the temperatures will keep the skaters away so ice should remain smooth.

Smooth second coat and Alex is keeping an eye on the progress.

This shot taken at 11:20 PM after hose was put away and the last group of iceguys inspecting the freezing process. Skaters in the cold of night. WOW!

Keeping the hose on the ice,


Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Wednesday Clearing...

 Great work getting the snow cleared.

Bill, Kris, John, Peter, Craig, and Dillon did an ALL DAY shovel and blow.

Well done you heros.

Thursday night at 8 PM is a GO.

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

February's First Flood...

 Coats To DATE:

76 Lower

72 Upper

Temperature -11ºC 


Adrian, Craig, Kris, Andrew P., Peter, Bill, Daniel and Kootney put down 2 coats on each last night.

Hydrating while the H2O sets up 

Daniel doing the last coat and really laying it on lightly with a feathered technique.

Kootney making sure there are no rabbits on the ice.

Keeping the hose on the ice from home,