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Missed this a few days ago when it aired, but a friend had re-posted it on Facebook and figured others around here would appreciate it as I did.Short commentary and video on backyard rinks/outdoor…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by LaSHOOOOSH Jan 17, 2014.
A friend of mine (and fellow backyard rink-er) from my years back out in Maine just forwarded me the link to this article that appeared in today's Portland paper. Figured I'd pass it along as…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by LaSHOOOOSH Jan 5, 2014.
On a whim, I bought a couple of those green expandable "Pocket Hoses" that were on sale at my local hardware store. I was sick of lugging my heavy 100' rubber hose/hose reel in and out of the house…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Vitali Dec 27, 2013.
In light of the absolutely craptacular winter to date and now a pesky slush/ice storm that rang in the new year and turned my rink into a crusty mess, the gloves are about to come off! I'm…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Magnus Leslie Jan 7, 2012.
Learned about this project via another website last year. At that time they were in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to fund their filming efforts and the first of their four installments was published yesterday, with remaining three to follow over the next several weeks. Looks to be a great little series celebrating the love of outdoor hockey and dealing with mother nature as we all do to maintain the ice.
(not sure if the this site will successfully embed Vimeo files,…Continue
Posted on January 22, 2014 at 12:24pm — 1 Comment
Saw this posted on Facebook somewhere and wanted to pass it on, as it's certainly an interesting idea. Paralleling efforts from climatologists who use data from weather stations across Canada, a group of geographers from a university in Ontario created a website for users to register their backyard rinks and then track the number of skating days in a given winter, presumably to map/chart winter weather trends. …
Posted on January 15, 2013 at 10:46am