As you may have guessed, our two natural ice pads are closed for the moment, with a challenging forecast ahead. Sad emoji.
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After a week spent knocking down footprint craters and pouring on the water, the volunteer Sorauren Hosers have brought back the natural ice rink.
Conditions are OK. The rink is flooded every night at 9 p.m.
Forever hopeful, as one must be, the Hosers are watching the forecast closely. Conditions may be soft early next week. As always, please stay off the surface when things get mushy, to preserve the flat surface for speedier recovery.
See you at the rink!
Obviously not happy days for the Sorauren rink.
During the thaw, thanks for staying off the soft surface. That helps the volunteer Hosers bring back the rink when the weather improves.
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Enjoy it while you can… with warm weather predicted, this may be the last day for the Sorauren natural ice rink for a little while.
Conditions are reasonably good today, especially on the west pad.
Thanks again to the volunteer Sorauren Hosers. Armed with hoses, buckets, ice chippers, garden spades, scrapers and an odd passion for getting up at 6 a.m. in the morning or staying till late at night to spray water in the winter, they’ve restored the rink following last week’s thaw.
The Sorauren natural ice rink is open this weekend, with a metaphoric yellow flag.
Conditions are OK for limited pleasure skating, especially for tots. Conditions are not good for shinny: too many bumps and ridges.
The rink took a beating from the mid-week thaw and rain. Volunteer Hosers have worked almost round the clock since Thursday night to bring it back. As long as temperatures are below zero, the Hosers will flood.
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