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2005 - 2006

January 28 06, Saturday

Sunny, 8 degrees.

3.10 p.m. Rink is closed. Lots of decent-looking ice (this is a direct-ammonia rink) but also some wet spots. Ice looks at least 3 Ĺ inches high along the boards. The Olympia-driver tells me he won't be cleaning the ice until much later. He says theyíll re-open around 8. How does he know the exact time already?

6.35. Rink locked but ice looked fine. Zamboni driver got on his zamboni and started to scrape. A rink user standing outside tried to get his attention to see when they would open the rink, but the zamboni driver just stared past him and kept driving. He doesnít scrape first, but floods.

Thursday Feb.23:

Itís 4 degrees celsius and the sun was out for a while. Now itís clouded in but the damage was done Ė the ice is mush all over. People can still skate but itís messy. 3.15 p.m. Mushy.

February 3, Friday

Rain, 4 degrees, until about 2 p.m. then clearing, with a few bits of showery clouds from time to time.

8.45 p.m. Good, fast shinny game on the hockey side. Ice looks okay.

Saturday March 4,

Bright sunshine today, and 2 degrees celsius. 3.00: ice good enough for a full game (8 people), with the nets moved up.

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