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We have had temps in the low 20's and teens for 4 days, and yet my rink doesn't freeze solid.I am just south of Chicago and we had 6 inches of snow (which fell when the rink was all water) and it…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Noto Jan 29, 2012.
Well folks, I officially give up on the rink for this year! The blizzard ruined my rink and I just can't seem to get it back to a good smooth surface anymore. They are forecasting temps in the upper…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Noto Feb 11, 2011.
I have been watching the weather very carefully the last 24 hours or so and it seems very obvious that we are about to get hit with the biggest blizzard in 5 years. I have been preparing my home,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Noto Feb 5, 2011.
Well, I should have kept my big mouth shut. I was telling a friend that we haven't had any bright sunshine in over 2 weeks.I got up early and resurfaced the rink before daylight, it was 17F. Once the…Continue
Started Jan 28, 2011
An article printed in the Times Newspaper by Dan Churney
Karen Noto is a mother whose thinking is stuck in the Ice Age.
But her 11-year-old son Travis wouldn't want it any other way.
The Ottawa woman developed the goal of building an ice skating rink this winter in her backyard for Travis, who has been a hockey buff three years and dreams of turning pro. The project, which was not without its tribulations, came to life during the heat of last…
Posted on January 20, 2011 at 2:24pm