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New Guy
02-03-2011, 01:35 PM
I know that there were a few people how had mentioned hockey on here before so I thought that I would throw a couple pictures of the rink that I help run. It is a small community about 1000 people, but we have two Zambonis, boards and lights. Many people tell us that it is the best outdoor rink for 50+ miles.

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/2011-01-13113758.jpg
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/2011-01-13113147.jpg
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/2011-01-13113804.jpg

kaneboats
02-03-2011, 02:23 PM
Gonna shoot my movie there. It's called "Rink of Dreams".

wolfeman131
02-03-2011, 03:18 PM
very cool & you ain't kidding with your location: "3 minutes from glass" if one of those houses is yours

New Guy
02-03-2011, 04:12 PM
Haha thanks guys. Its a pretty cool deal. We get about 15-20 people a night skating.

deerfield
02-03-2011, 07:36 PM
NewGuy - Is there a warming hut? Think you would need one, especially if playing under lights when the temp gets even colder. Also, who floods the rink? Man, that's gotta be a cold job. - Deerfield

New Guy
02-04-2011, 10:32 AM
There is a warming hut but the town uses it for their water department billing so we cannot. It sucks but we deal with it.

I flood the rink with a 2.5 in water cannon that I made. It puts out about 110gpm and the total rink takes just over 100,000 gals to make. It is a really cold job because we cannot flood unless the air temps are in the single digits.

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/121409203337.jpg
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/121409194818.jpg

And my buddy Mike helping out.
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/122109213058.jpg

saskyrider
02-04-2011, 10:40 AM
awesome pics........ I am part of the crew in our small town of 400 that volunteers to run the rink in the wintertime.... i mainly drive the zamboni and do ice maintenance on the skating side. Those curling guys are on their own... lol! that's a pretty cool way to get your ice going... we use a fire hose attachment.

cab13367
02-04-2011, 11:40 PM
Sweet! That ice looks as good as the indoor rink I play at. I am way, way jealous!