We’re not skating quite yet. There are still a few wrinkles and bumps in the corners and along the edges at the far end of the lawn where the ground is a bit higher. But I think another three or four floods will give us a passable surface on which to start skating.

With the temperature remaining below -9ºC (sometimes well below!) we can spend 45 minutes flooding, wait a mere hour for it to freeze hard, and go out with the hose again. We may be skating by tomorrow.

The unprecedented November rink

4 thoughts on “The unprecedented November rink

  • November 24, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    That looks like soooooo much fun. We're “scheduled” for 12F on Thursday night, but no snow is forecast…I think you got most of it.


  • November 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Snow and cold! Ahhh, jealous! It is 45º here, late night, end of November, in Wisconsin, and RAINING. We haven't had one single flake of snow. So odd.

    Was wondering if you were doing the rink this year – so much fun!

  • November 30, 2010 at 8:32 am

    How cool to have your very own ice skating rink.

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