Spent about an hour and a half doing bucket dumps last night. Using yet another Yahoo group tip, the bucket dumps serve to fill in all the cracks, gaps, and air pockets in a small area of ice. Rather than trickling water with a hose, you bombard the area with water from a large bucket. It self-levels and freezes relatively quickly. With sub-25-degree temps overnight last night, I have high hopes for today. We have a pair of Christmas parties to attend tonight, but I’ll hopefully be home in time to get a night skate in tonight.
- Best Christmas Ever!
- First night skate!