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Pond Hockey

Postby SteveO » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:26 pm

Anyone venture onto their lakes recently to test the ice?

I'm headed out tomorrow to clear snow in anticipation of a Saturday pickup game. When we hit 0 or so, the ice was already 4.5" thick... the 60 degree day ate about 1.5" out of the center and melted the edges, but the recent cold has my pond frozen solid on the edges with 5.5" where the water's more than a foot deep.

I just get to skate behind a fargin snow shovel for an hour or so to clear off a nice hockey surface.
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Re: Pond Hockey

Postby WaukeeBlues » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:15 pm

at least its easier to shovel on ice and its going towards a worthy cause :okman:
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Re: Pond Hockey

Postby marco » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:16 am

I wouldn't put my fat ass out there.
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Re: Pond Hockey

Postby stinkdified » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:43 pm

we have been playing on horseshoe lake at carondelet for the past two weeks and we are still alive
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Re: Pond Hockey

Postby abc789987 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:47 pm

stinkdified wrote:we have been playing on horseshoe lake at carondelet for the past two weeks and we are still alive

isn't that lake like only 3 feet deep?
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Re: Pond Hockey

Postby stinkdified » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:27 pm

i believe so, which would help explain why it was so solid.
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Re: Pond Hockey

Postby Carl Racki » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:16 pm

Took my boy out last Saturday for his first skate...not much skating, but he did learn to get up after he fell and shot some pucks....no way am I shoveling though...
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Re: Pond Hockey

Postby cprice12 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:09 am

Our pond is pretty deep. We measured 18 ft. at one point. The neighbors say it's at least 20 ft. deep in other spots.
Last week it was pretty thin right around our dock...but seemed to get thick a couple feet from the dock.
I haven't drilled to check the ice thickness though....maybe tomorrow.
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Re: Pond Hockey

Postby SteveO » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:56 pm

Just finished an hour-long stick and puck with a few guys... was fun and good exercise.

Tonight's probably the last night for a while.
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