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Rink Diary February 2010

Chris Parker and friends: making snow lanterns on the coldest night of the year, using the zamboni snow at Dufferin Rink (January 30)


snow lanterns

working at minus 19 degrees

midnight lanterns
 
Monday February 1, 2010

High minus 4, low minus 10

Ice maintenance: 9am s/f both, ,11:45am scrape, 3:15pm scrape, 7pm scrape, 8:55 s/f

Tuesday February 2, 2010

High minus 2, low minus 9.

Ice maintenance: 9ams/f both, 45am scrape both, 3:15pm scrape both 5:30pm scrape both (extra), 7pm scrape both, 8pm scrape both (extra), 9pm scrape both, operator stayed on site at night to be in touch with staff about extra scrapes.

 
Wednesday February 3, 2010

High minus 3, low minus 8. light flurries till afternoon

Ice maintenance: Pre 9.30 am scrape, 11:45 scrape, 3pm scrape, 7 pm scrape, 8.55 scrape

Thursday February 4, 2010

High 0, low minus 10.

Ice maintenance: Pre 9am scrape and flood, 11.45 scrape, 3pm scrape, 7 pm scrape, 8.55 scrape and flood

Friday February 5, 2010

High 0, low minus 7.

Ice maintenance: am scrape, 11:45 scrape, 3:15 scrape, 6.40 scrape and flood of hockey side and scrape only of pleasure side, 8:55 scrape and flood

Saturday February 6, 2010

High minus 6, low minus 12.

Ice maintenance: 8am scrape, 9:30am s/f both sides, 11:45am s/f hockey side, scrape pleasure side, 2:45pm s/f hockey side, scrape pleasure side, 5:30pm s/f hockey side, scrape pleasure side, 8:55pm s/f hockey side, scrape pleasure side. Operator was great all day, 100% thinking about how to give good ice to tournament and accommodating to changes in the schedule

Sunday February 7, 2010

High minus 2, low minus 12.

Ice maintenance: 9am scrape, 5pm scrape, 8pm scrape and flood Pretty busy between 1-3pm but quieter around 4pm.

Monday February 8, 2010

High minus 1, low minus 11.

Ice maintenance: 9am scrape, 11:45 scrape, 3:15 scrape, 7:15 scrape, 8:55 scrape and flood

Numbers samples 11:15am: 2 shinny players, 17 pleasure-skaters.
4:50pm: 11 shinny players 16 pleasure-skaters (5 with helmets), 14 inside. 6:15: 14 shinny players (7 with helmets), 9 pleasure-skaters (4 with helmets), 3 inside.
8pm: 22 shinny players, 3 adult, 5 pleasure-skaters (1 with helmet), 7 inside, permit 15 players.

Tuesday February 9, 2010

High minus 4, low minus 9. Light snow.

Ice maintenance: pre9am scrape and flood, 11:45am scrape, 3:15pm scrape, 7pm s/f hockey side, scrape pleasure side, 9pm scrape both (snowing)

Numbers sample 6:50pm: 8 shinny players (no helmets), 12 pleasure-skaters (3 with helmets), 13 inside

Wednesday February 10, 2010

High minus 3, low minus 7. Light snow.

Ice maintenance: pre 9am scrape, 10 am scrape, 3pm scrape, 7pm scrape 9pm scrape and flood both sides

Thursday February 11, 2010

slush by the boards -- the sun is getting stronger

High minus 2, low minus 9. Sunny.

Ice maintenance: 9am s/f both sides, 11:45 scrape both sides, 3:15pm scrape both sides, 7pm scrape both sides, 8:55pm s/f both sides

Friday February 12, 2010

High minus 1, low minus 12.

Ice maintenance: pre9am scrape both sides, 11:30am blade maintenance, 12:15pm scrape both sides, 3pm parks and rec staff agreed that 3:15pm would be a scrape only and stay away from the boards, 3:15pm scrape, as decided 7pm flooded just north side (one strip on each pad where it was really chopped up and slushy), scraped the rest, 9pm s/f both sides

Saturday February 13, 2010

High minus 2, low minus 9.

Ice maintenance: pre 9am s/f, 11:45 scrape, 5:15 scrape both sides and flood north end boards and hockey net area, 7pm extra maint. scrape and flood hockey pad only for bike race, 9pm scrape only of both sides because its snowing

Sunday February 14, 2010

High minus 1, low minus 4. Cloudy

Ice maintenance: pre 9am s/f, 5.15 scrape both sides, 8pm s/f both sides

Monday February 15, 2010

High minus 2, low minus 4. Cloudy

Ice maintenance: 9am s/f both sides, 11:45am scrape both sides, 3:15pm scrape both sides, 5pm scrape both sides, 7pm s/f both sides - operator said that he stays later because Dufferin has its own operator

Numbers samples, 4pm 23 hockey players (no helmets), 60 pleasure-skaters (3 with helmets), 38 inside
7:30pm 14 hockey players (2 with helmets), 52 pleasure-skaters (6 with helmets), 28 inside

Tuesday February 16, 2010

High 0, low minus 4. Snow Showers

Ice maintenance: 9am - scrape, 11:45am - scrape, 3:15pm scrape both, 7pm scrape both, 9pm s/f both

Wednesday February 17, 2010

High 0, low minus 3. Snow Showers

Ice maintenance: pre 9 am maintenance, 9-10am snow fall. 10 am ice is snow covered, 10:30 zamboni arrives, scrapes pleasure pad first then hockey pad, 2pm snow fall, orange balls given out on hockey side, ice is snow covered, 3.15 zamboni arrives, scrapes done. Snow fall stops, 7pm scrape, 8:55 scrape and flood.

Thursday February 18, 2010

High 1, low minus 2. Cloudy.

Ice maintenance: pre 9am s/f both sides, 11:45am scrape both sides, 3:15pm scrape both sides, 7pm scrape both sides, 8:55pm s/f both sides

Friday February 19, 2010

High 3, low minus 2. Cloudy.

Ice maintenance: pre 9am s/f both sides, 11:45am scrape both sides, 3:15pm scrape both sides, 7pm scrape both sides, - partial flood on hockey side to fix choppy bits from when it was slushy, 8:55pm s/f both sides

Saturday February 20, 2010

High 4, low minus 5. Clear.

Ice maintenance: pre 9am, 11:45am scrape both sides, 2:45pm scrape both sides, 5:15pm scrape both sides, 8:55pm s/f both sides.

Sunday February 21, 2010

High 5, low minus 6. Sunny.

Ice maintenance: pre 9am scrape and flood both sides. At 2pm the gates came down to close the hockey side. By 3pm, half of the pleasure pad was sectioned off for bad ice. There4 was a police-sponsored event that brought out many extra skaters, so it was not possible to close the whole rink, but it was a bit worrying -- the ice was so slushy because of the sun.

Tuesday February 23, 2010

High 0, low minus 2. Snowing.

Ice maintenance: pre9am s/f - thorough scrape, then separate flood 11:45am scrape both, 3:15pm scrape both, 6:30pm snowing, 7:00 scrape both 8:00 extra scrape.

Wednesday February 24, 2010

High 0, low minus 5. Snow showers.

Ice maintenance: 11.45am, 3.15pm, 7pm, 8.55pm scrape

Thursday February 25, 2010

High minus 3, low minus 7. Snowing.

Ice maintenance: Pre 9am scrape, 11:45 scrape, 3:15 scrape, extra maintenance: 5pm extra maintenance, 7pm scrape, requested extra 8pm maintenance but no need. 9pm scrape. 10.45 more snow accumulation.

Friday February 26, 2010

High 0, low minus 6. Snowing.

Ice maintenance: 3pm scrape - 4:00pm done, 7pm scrape both side, 9pm scrape / flood hockey side, machine needed refilling, so the pleasure-skating side was not done.

Sunday February 28, 2010

High 3, low 0. Snow showers.

Ice maintenance: Pre 9am scrape and flood. 12:30: hockey side was closed down. 5pm, no maintenance as ice was too soft. The hockey side was very wet and thin, but the ice under the water was holding, not soft or cracking. 5pm and 6:30pm towel scrape on pleasure-skating side and towel flood on hockey side, permits canceled, 7pm heavy flood of hockey pad, 7:30pm normal flood of pleasure-skating pad.

Monday March 1 to Friday March 5:

Sunny and highs between 1 and 3 all week. During that whole week, there were perhaps 6 hours of skateable (morning) ice. All the rest was mush or gouges, because of the sun. On the few days when some clouds came back, the ice lasted a bit longer, but then the sun came back and it was no use. Finally on Friday the rink season was over.

 
 

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