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(CBC)   If you build it, they will come. Unless what you build is a free outdoor ice rink in Calgary   (cbc.ca) divider line 53
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2012-12-28 10:25:35 AM
Hm. Comments indicate they are spreading the word via Twitter and FB.

This can only end badly.
 
2012-12-28 10:26:14 AM
Build a giant vagina?
 
2012-12-28 10:26:16 AM
I have over 60 people per night on the outdoor rinks I maintain.
 
2012-12-28 10:27:23 AM
Why would you want to ice skate where Jesus died?
 
2012-12-28 10:28:11 AM
No one wants to ice skate when it's -30 out with wind.
 
2012-12-28 10:28:14 AM

Close2TheEdge: Hm. Comments indicate they are spreading the word via Twitter and FB.

This can only end badly.


Yup. It's only a matter of time before the police close it down as a public nuisance.
 
2012-12-28 10:28:34 AM
Oh, You're from Canada? Do you play hockey?
Or are you from Toronto?

/Our town green has flooded the basketball court and has outdoor lights for skating parties.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-12-28 10:29:40 AM

ChipNASA: Build a giant vagina?


So.....you are the guy my ex-wife is seeing now?
 
2012-12-28 10:32:05 AM
It would be awesome if there was something like that around here.  We have the really long skinny synthetic ice rink on 4th Street that is ok, but a larger place on actual ice would be much more fun.  Plus, who doesn't like free stuff to do?
 
2012-12-28 10:32:31 AM
It's farking cold here with the wind. I'll stay inside, thanks.
 
2012-12-28 10:32:54 AM
But global warming?
 
2012-12-28 10:35:16 AM
I am not familiar with Calgary, so I have no idea where McKnight Boulevard on 84th Street is, but from the picture it looks like it is out in suburbia. That may have something to do with it.
 
2012-12-28 10:39:28 AM
Does skating involve leaving the house?
 
2012-12-28 10:39:37 AM
I've just tweeted the leader of a rival gang to meet us there in order to settle some old scores.
 
2012-12-28 10:40:13 AM
i am sure calgary has no shortage of outdoor ice to skate on.
 
2012-12-28 10:42:18 AM
Maybe he should have 3D printed it and called it private, Farkers would be lining up naked to use it.
 
2012-12-28 10:45:09 AM
"And I leave my entire estate of ten million dollars to the people of Calgary so they can afford to move somewhere decent!"

hee hee hee
 
2012-12-28 10:45:35 AM
What free outdoor ice rinks you don't need to "build" look like around Calgary:

farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-12-28 10:50:25 AM
We've got hot chocolate, hot dogs, all sorts of goodies.

No beer?  Booze to stay warm??
 
2012-12-28 10:51:32 AM

blatz514: We've got hot chocolate, hot dogs, all sorts of goodies.

No beer?  Booze to stay warm??


It's Calgary. All they have is that shiatty "Big Rock" crapola.
 
2012-12-28 10:53:00 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: What free outdoor ice rinks you don't need to "build" look like around Calgary:

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 500x375]


Sure, but if you want the ice to be smooth and nice to skate on, you should probably put in the work this guy did: shoveling the ice, flooding it, etc.
 
2012-12-28 10:54:40 AM

WhippingBoy: blatz514: We've got hot chocolate, hot dogs, all sorts of goodies.

No beer?  Booze to stay warm??

It's Calgary. All they have is that shiatty "Big Rock" crapola.


Just checked out their website.  Looking like some shiatty beers alright.
http://www.bigrockbeer.com/our-beer
 
2012-12-28 10:58:15 AM
Hockey is apparently prohibited in parts of Quebec.

i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-28 11:02:40 AM

blatz514: WhippingBoy: blatz514: We've got hot chocolate, hot dogs, all sorts of goodies.

No beer?  Booze to stay warm??

It's Calgary. All they have is that shiatty "Big Rock" crapola.

Just checked out their website.  Looking like some shiatty beers alright.
http://www.bigrockbeer.com/our-beer


They're not as impressive as you'd think. There's much better beer out there to be had.
 
2012-12-28 11:09:28 AM

WhippingBoy: blatz514: WhippingBoy: blatz514: We've got hot chocolate, hot dogs, all sorts of goodies.

No beer?  Booze to stay warm??

It's Calgary. All they have is that shiatty "Big Rock" crapola.

Just checked out their website.  Looking like some shiatty beers alright.
http://www.bigrockbeer.com/our-beer

They're not as impressive as you'd think. There's much better beer out there to be had.


Albertans will drink anything that has alcohol in it. We are not the benchmark for taste.

//DISCARDED LISTERINE BOTTLES EVERYWHERE!
 
2012-12-28 11:13:21 AM
According to the comments, it's been damn cold, which is unusual for Calgary.

Who wants to skate when it's -20 out? Not only is it cold, but the ice gets sticky.
 
2012-12-28 11:24:25 AM
Unrelated: I have the same exact jacket the man in the photo is wearing.  You should see it light up under blacklight.
 
2012-12-28 11:24:42 AM
I live in Calgary. It's -30 Celsius. That rink is in the middle of nowhere. And there are like 50 other free public rinks outdoors and indoors.

I mean, really nice of the guy to do this, but not too surprising.
 
2012-12-28 11:31:14 AM
The guy who did this sounds like a stereotypical "nice guy" who constantly gets "friend-zoned" and complains about it.
 
2012-12-28 11:33:26 AM

ModernLuddite: No one wants to ice skate when it's -30 out with wind.


I can tell you aren't Canadian, know how?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-28 11:47:29 AM
Is "ice to Calgary" like "coal to Newcastle"?
 
2012-12-28 11:48:01 AM
Sounds like he's desperate for a lawsuit.
 
2012-12-28 11:58:08 AM
Well "D-uh!".

Everyone knows that if you want to attract children you have to offer candy.
 
2012-12-28 12:04:07 PM

ModernLuddite: No one wants to ice skate when it's -30 out with wind.


Yeah, but these are Canadians. They put on shorts when it's above 0F and 32F is swimming weather.

 
2012-12-28 12:18:13 PM

KillerAttackParrot: ModernLuddite: No one wants to ice skate when it's -30 out with wind.

Yeah, but these are Canadians. They put on shorts when it's above 0F and 32F is swimming weather.


psssst....I'm gonna tell you a secret. Many of the people in this thread (including the poster you replied to) that are saying it's too cold to skate are Canadian. As far as some of us are concerned, -30C is "fark that noise, I'm going back to bed" weather.
 
2012-12-28 12:19:39 PM

apoptotic: KillerAttackParrot: ModernLuddite: No one wants to ice skate when it's -30 out with wind.

Yeah, but these are Canadians. They put on shorts when it's above 0F and 32F is swimming weather.

psssst....I'm gonna tell you a secret. Many of the people in this thread (including the poster you replied to) that are saying it's too cold to skate are Canadian. As far as some of us are concerned, -30C is "fark that noise, I'm going back to bed" weather.


pfft.. -30 is when the puck makes the best sound against the frozen boards ya wimpy albertan.
 
2012-12-28 12:33:59 PM

lostcat: Sounds like he's desperate for a lawsuit.


You know how I know you're not Canadian?
 
2012-12-28 01:05:05 PM

swahnhennessy: I am not familiar with Calgary, so I have no idea where McKnight Boulevard on 84th Street is, but from the picture it looks like it is out in suburbia. That may have something to do with it.


I'm not sure how the map has changed since this was updated, but it's outside the ring road. You'd have to drive there. i1290.photobucket.com

SlothB77: i am sure calgary has no shortage of outdoor ice to skate on.


A couple but sadly the one I played my first organized hockey on has long since been torn down.

/Old man
//Still play
/// 7:45 tonight (yah!)
 
2012-12-28 01:23:50 PM
It's obvious hockey doesn't belong in cities with a cold weather climate
 
2012-12-28 01:26:22 PM

northgrave:

A couple but sadly the one I played my first organized hockey on has long since been torn down.

/Old man
//Still play
/// 7:45 tonight (yah!)


Best outdoor ice on that list is Rideau/Roxboro, They run a zamboni over it a couple of times a day.
 
2012-12-28 01:28:05 PM

Watubi: It's obvious hockey doesn't belong in cities with a cold weather climate


Hey Gary,

Did the holidays treat you well?
 
2012-12-28 02:06:15 PM
Peter Karmanos has had the same problem in North Carolina for the past 5 years!!
 
2012-12-28 02:06:56 PM
Maybe he could get a van and write 'FREE ICE SKATING' and then go pick people up and bring them to his property.
 
2012-12-28 02:16:21 PM

kvinesknows: apoptotic: KillerAttackParrot: ModernLuddite: No one wants to ice skate when it's -30 out with wind.

Yeah, but these are Canadians. They put on shorts when it's above 0F and 32F is swimming weather.

psssst....I'm gonna tell you a secret. Many of the people in this thread (including the poster you replied to) that are saying it's too cold to skate are Canadian. As far as some of us are concerned, -30C is "fark that noise, I'm going back to bed" weather.

pfft.. -30 is when the puck makes the best sound against the frozen boards ya wimpy albertan.


I was in Minnesota on business a while back. It's like lower Canada, eh? At least they seem to speak Canadian there. It was the middle of January. The temperature was something like -5F (-20C for you Canucks...and Minnesotians). Wind chills were freeze your mustache off cold. I was standing in the hotel lobby bracing myself to go warm up the car. Some lady walks into the lobby in shorts and a t-shirt. She looks around a bit then spots the news paper machine about 10 feet away from the door to the hotel, mind you on the outside side. She very casually proceeds to walk outside to the paper machine, roots in her pocket for a quarter and gets a news paper. Now comes the "holy f*ck" part. I could see dashing out and grabbing a paper you expected to be in the lobby rather then going all the way back up to the room for warmer cloths but she causally stands there in the -20F+ wind chill reading the front page of the news paper for a good minute or 2. Then she kinda looks up probably finally noticing it's actually quite chilly and walks at a casual pace, still reading the newspaper mind you, back into the hotel. I just stood there staring in horror with a crinkled forehead.

 
2012-12-28 02:28:11 PM
Or we could all go to any one of a hundred community ice rinks which we can walk to whenever we want?
 
2012-12-28 02:49:44 PM

KillerAttackParrot: kvinesknows: apoptotic: KillerAttackParrot: ModernLuddite: No one wants to ice skate when it's -30 out with wind.

Yeah, but these are Canadians. They put on shorts when it's above 0F and 32F is swimming weather.

psssst....I'm gonna tell you a secret. Many of the people in this thread (including the poster you replied to) that are saying it's too cold to skate are Canadian. As far as some of us are concerned, -30C is "fark that noise, I'm going back to bed" weather.

pfft.. -30 is when the puck makes the best sound against the frozen boards ya wimpy albertan.

I was in Minnesota on business a while back. It's like lower Canada, eh? At least they seem to speak Canadian there. It was the middle of January. The temperature was something like -5F (-20C for you Canucks...and Minnesotians). Wind chills were freeze your mustache off cold. I was standing in the hotel lobby bracing myself to go warm up the car. Some lady walks into the lobby in shorts and a t-shirt. She looks around a bit then spots the news paper machine about 10 feet away from the door to the hotel, mind you on the outside side. She very casually proceeds to walk outside to the paper machine, roots in her pocket for a quarter and gets a news paper. Now comes the "holy f*ck" part. I could see dashing out and grabbing a paper you expected to be in the lobby rather then going all the way back up to the room for warmer cloths but she causally stands there in the -20F+ wind chill reading the front page of the news paper for a good minute or 2. Then she kinda looks up probably finally noticing it's actually quite chilly and walks at a casual pace, still reading the newspaper mind you, back into the hotel. I just stood there staring in horror with a crinkled forehead.


LOL, yeah. I actually have some oddball condition where I dont really feel the cold until around -30. I get frostbite all the time if I dont remind myself to cover up properly. A group of immigrants that come to the rink I maintain know me as "the guy with only a shirt" and thats how they reference me when talking to other people.
 
2012-12-28 02:57:41 PM

littlett's: It would be awesome if there was something like that around here.  We have the really long skinny synthetic ice rink on 4th Street that is ok, but a larger place on actual ice would be much more fun.  Plus, who doesn't like free stuff to do?


People who want to make a living charging to do stuff.
 
2012-12-28 04:07:28 PM
How deep is the water under the ice? How much does your insurance cost against your zero income business plan?
 
2012-12-28 04:32:47 PM

ModernLuddite: No one wants to ice skate when it's -30 out with wind.


This pretty much covers it.
 
2012-12-28 11:14:17 PM
I was born, raised and currently live in Calgary. This man is not very smart if he can't figure out why no one is showing up:

1. It has been -35 to -40 C, with windchill, for 2 weeks.

2. Every community inside the ring road has at least 1, and likely 2, free outdoor rinks.

3. Public skating indoors where it's "warm" is $2-3, at most.

4. Everyone who would play outdoors already plays some form of organized hockey anyway.

5. This guys property is in outer-nowhere suburbia and you have to travel through the Calgary ghetto to get there.

I don't think he's thought his cunning plan all the way through.
 
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