It’s currently -21 C at St. Andrew’s College, perfect weather to make ice.
Our hardy maintenance staff is braving the frigid temperatures in order to prepare the outdoor rink on the Quad. The maintenance crew started the chilly task yesterday and are taking shifts spraying down the surface with water. The flooding will continue until about two inches of ice is built up.
The goal is for the rink to be ready for skating by Monday, when the boys return from Christmas Break.
Luckily for SAC students, the cold snap should end Sunday and boys can expect to be greeted by a relatively balmy 0 C Monday.
There’s something special about experiencing a skate on natural ice in the great outdoors. It’s a truly Canadian pleasure. The SAC outdoor rink provides an opportunity for boys to burn energy with pick-up shinny, work on their hockey skills, or just enjoy a leisurely skate.
While the thermometer reads -21 C today, it actually feels more like -33 when you take wind chill into account. Environment Canada issued an extreme cold-weather alert yesterday for all of Ontario.