We had a great season of strobe lights, lasers and the fog machine and look forward to next fall. Until then all public skating returns to normal public skating, including Friday and Saturday nights.
Our ice is fresh, painted, and we're back to a normal schedule!
Our system is back together and ready to run...Unfortunately Univar Chemical Co. cannot get the CaCl2 to us until Monday...we placed the order for 1500 gallons at 0.010 specific weight with rust inhibitor and de-foaming agent but they did not have it in their Cincinnati warehouse so it is on its way from their Tennessee warehouse. We are looking at a Tuesday Opening date.....
De-humidification finished....the rink will be dry..!! Pump is giving us some fits....sits 3/4 of and inch higher so we are cutting and welding new stand for pump that matches up with motor and 8 inch return header. Then we have to re-pipe the 8 inch header on the outflow side of pump and move it 7 and 1/2 inches out.....cut pipe and weld pie shape wedge into existing pipe so it will line up and go into ammonia chiller.....!!! Hey...!!! Someone tell my wife I do more than drink coffee and read the hockey news....
New De-humidification controls almost finished..!! New Brine Pump (used to pump the CaCl2) through the rink floor pipes and chiller (expansion tank) has arrived. Assembly and Installation tomorrow and hopefully we will be pulling down the floor tomorrow night.....!!
Thanks for all of our great customers for being so understanding....we hate breakdowns as much as you do.....!!!
We should be up and running soon....replacing brine pump that went down and while doing this it gives us a chance to repair the dehumidifier system that was down for 8 months and needed the system to be off for 3 days to do it.....
A brand new learn to play hockey for all ages is coming to Northland Ice Center this October!
The cost will be $125 for 9 weeks of instruction and will be every Sunday 4pm - 5:30pm (holiday's excluded). Our first session is expected to start early to mid-October. Subscribe to our new Northland eNews™ lists for both Adult Learn to Play Hockey and Youth Learn to Play Hockey information at http://www.northlandicecenter.com/enews!
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