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OrioleBeagle
09-02-2012, 04:53 AM
I just did a small donation on line. I wish I could do more.

Ztirffritz
09-05-2012, 03:16 AM
A local company was donated wiring to our rink!
http://www.kimatv.com/home/video/Union-Gap-company-donates-copper-wire-to-Yakima-ice-rink.html

misskarne
09-05-2012, 03:32 AM
A local company was donated wiring to our rink!
http://www.kimatv.com/home/video/Union-Gap-company-donates-copper-wire-to-Yakima-ice-rink.html

Oh, congratulations! Does this mean you guys will be able to start on time? :rollin:

Aussie Willy
09-05-2012, 04:04 AM
A local company was donated wiring to our rink!
http://www.kimatv.com/home/video/Union-Gap-company-donates-copper-wire-to-Yakima-ice-rink.html
That is great news.

Ztirffritz
09-05-2012, 04:20 AM
Well we have materials now. So if we can find an electrician willing to help us we should be up and running on time. I love getting to see the good side of people. It makes everything better.

Ztirffritz
09-05-2012, 04:30 AM
Totally unrelated, but is there a way to search this forum? I just wanted to see if there was any information on synthetic ice in here anywhere.

milanessa
09-05-2012, 04:32 AM
Totally unrelated, but is there a way to search this forum? I just wanted to see if there was any information on synthetic ice in here anywhere.

The search function is only open to subscribers - sorry.

Aussie Willy
09-05-2012, 05:26 AM
Totally unrelated, but is there a way to search this forum? I just wanted to see if there was any information on synthetic ice in here anywhere.
What were you wanting to know about synthetic ice? We have had discussions about it in in the past along the lines of how is it to skate on and also the damage it does to blades.

Ztirffritz
09-17-2012, 07:21 PM
What were you wanting to know about synthetic ice? We have had discussions about it in in the past along the lines of how is it to skate on and also the damage it does to blades.

I was just curious what other people have thought of the experience of skating on it. I actually purchased a synthetic ice skating surface to use as a business, but I'm still looking for a place to install it. I skated on the surface over Memorial Day weekend and was impressed. It isn't ice, but it was pretty darned close. It did wear the blades down quickly though. We bought a skate sharpener because we knew we would need to resharpen blades frequently.

Ztirffritz
09-17-2012, 07:24 PM
As an update, our compressor is RUNNING! A local business offered free wire to us and an electrician offered his time to pull the wire. Unfortunately, the wire was not to code, so the electrician wouldn't use it. He decided to donate the correct wire to us instead so that we could still open on time. So the community has pulled together. We're working on repairing cooling lines that the thieves damaged now so that we can start putting down ice this week. Thanks again to everyone for their positive thoughts and $$$. It helped enormously.

Aussie Willy
09-17-2012, 11:45 PM
Congratulations!!!

crzesk8dad
09-17-2012, 11:57 PM
FANTASTIC!!

I hope that the scoundrels who stole the wire are found and you can "open up a can of :kickass:"

It's wonderful to see people pull together and do the right thing. I'm glad to hear it's up and running.

My best wishes to your skaters/players in the upcoming winter sports season!

Really
09-18-2012, 04:54 AM
Wonderful news!