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2009 - 2010

Friday November 20th, 2009

Overcast with sun. The rink had some ice but lots of holes. Mats were laid out to the staff office and the building was open. The staff sitting inside the office said that they had had trouble building or keeping ice because of the warm temperature and the sun. So they decided to shut down the compressors and wait till it was zero degrees. He said that never in his time had anyone tried to make ice so early and that since our winters were getting shorter it would make more sense to just cut down the rink season accordingly. He disagreed with who ever made the decision to have an early opening and said they should be fired.

Saturday Dec. 5 2009

High 1, low -5

A phone call to find out if the rink was open got the information that it's closed. The informant said that there was ice but that the official opening date was not until Monday Dec.7, and that's when the rink will open.

Sunday Dec. 6 2009

High 4, low -2

The 311 line says this rink is listed as open, but the rink staff say they are officially closed until Monday, because they feel the ice is too thin. However, he says, people are sneaking out onto the ice.

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