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My Rink Journals

I decided to keep a journal of my rink, so I can look back after 10 or more years and remember a little bit about each year we had the rink up and in use. I am sure some of the years will be less eventful than others, but here they are...

This season started out in a very chaotic manner.

Typically the liner is purchased in October and the frame is up just after Thanksgiving. Not so much this year though. The frame just went up January 16, 2010 and the liner is on order. After placing my order with my usual vendor I got an email the next day announcing that the liner was "out-of-stock" and the only size they had that would cover the rink was more than double the cost. After a small panic attack I found a place that has the needed poly and have ordered it (more on this later).


For now I am just happy that I found a liner and that the rink will be filled by mid week next week in hopes of a good February of skating to make up for the loss of the month of January to my busy life.

Well, the new liner came in and had HOLES! We filled the rink and patched the holes as we discovered them. There were several dozen holes scattered throughout the liner. I called the company that supplied me the liner and explained the situation. After another call or two I was refunded my money as the liner clearly was not up for the job as is and they assured me it would work when I ordered it. Back to getting the liner in September next year.

We had great ice for the end of January and for the month of February. The annual Winter Party had the rink in use for 16 hours.

The season ended quickly in March and now it is just a matter of cleaning up and waiting for November.

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