The Ice Crew
As we prepare for another skating season at the SAH community skating rink, it is evident that we require more ice rink maintenance volunteers for snow removal and flooding. A typical rookie crew member’s time commitment is just 3 outings in total (2 hours each).
Please consider joining the ice rink maintenance crew, no experience is required, as the crew offers on the job training to learn the art and science of ice making. We have a snowblower and a power brush to make the job easier.
In a typical year, our most experienced members start building-up the ice surface in late November (weather dependent) and the rink is ready for skating in early December. The bright Calgary sunshine and Chinook winds usually end our season by early March. Here are some of the benefits of being on the rink crew – giving back to the community by providing a healthy outdoor activity for all ages; obtaining fresh air and exercise (no need to go to a gym); end of season volunteer party (held at a secret location).
Dave Browne, Ice Rink Coordinator