|March 9: 2008, 2010, 2011|
I could have salvaged the rink for another couple of days, but it would have required an immense effort to remove the snow and slush. A number of floods would have then been required to get the ice smooth enough for skating. And, all of this would have had to have been done in basically one day in order to squeeze one final skate on the rink - most likely today. Now, I would have done all this if the demand was there, but I wasn't being pressured to do so. Things might be different next year; we will see.
The low temperature tonight is only minus 1, and it looks like pretty high temperatures for the next several days, probably hitting plus double-digit numbers. With the way the snow and ice melts at this time of year, it looks like "that's all, folks." Still, it was a pretty good year for the rink and we enjoyed some great skating time on it...well worth the many cold nights flooding and the wintery days blowing snow off the ice.