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RINK UPDATE:  12.25.13  11pm

Tonight we started making natural ice as the weather forecast for the week is excellent for ice making.   The floor refrigeration piping, insulation, fill and header trench work is complete.   Thank you to all the volunteers and financial supporters who have helped us get this far.   We continue to seek funds to complete the wiring and mechanical work on the heavy refrigeration equipment inside the compressor building.

In the meantime, with strong volunteer effort and favorable weather, we hope to have skatable natural ice by New Years!Watering the Snow

Tonight, John, Big John, and Joel started pouring the first sheet of water into the rink bed.   First we had to cut through about 1 inch of snow lingering on the dirt floor.

 

Then we poured as much water as we could stand.  Should freeze solid overnight before melting some during the sun tomorrow.

Stay Tuned.

RINK REFRIGERATION UPDATE:  11.29.13

Today we are heading out at noon to finish filling the header trench with sand.  The rest of the rink floor and piping complex has been covered and is laying flat.  We are in the final stages of creating the refrigerated floor system, and now just need the hook the compressor and condensers together, and connect to the plumbing system.   We still need to purchase and install about $7000 worth of R22 Refrigerant.   Any cash donations will help us keep this on track.    Thanks to Bill Brydon ($10K), the Disanza Family ($6K) , Dorsey Hill ($5K) and Citizens Community Bank ($2500) for donating nearly $25,000 to the project in the last 6 weeks.    This is what it takes to take this all the way to the finish line.   With these funds, we were able to buy necessary materials and hire the sand conveyor out of Idaho Falls to move tons of sand into the rink in a day.   Saved us weeks of hand work.

Check facebook/chubbuckhockey for tons of photos documenting the progress over the last 6 months.

Cheers!

Landon Excavating Sand Conveyor in action

Landon Excavating Sand Conveyor in action

RINK REFRIGERATION INSTALL UNDERWAY

Follow daily progress at   https://www.facebook.com/ChubbuckHockey

August 27, 2013   Compressor arrives from Canada.   Now in place at rink.

Compressor now at rink

Compressor now at rink

REFRIGERATION INSTALL WORK:   EVERY MON-TUES-WED NIGHTS AT 6PM THROUGH OCTOBER.   OTHER SESSIONS AS NEEDED.   CHECK FACEBOOK/CHUBBUCK HOCKEY FOR REGULAR UPDATES.  MORE VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS WELCOME.

About 20% of the pipe in place.  August 21, 2013

About 20% of the pipe in place. August 21, 2013

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FUNDRAISING INFO:  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE ONLINE TO SUPPORT THE RINK REFRIGERATION PROJECT, PLEASE CLICK THE PAYPAL BUTTON ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS PAGE.

FOR INFORMATION ON BOARD ADVERTISING AND SPONSORSHIP, PLEASE CALL JIM AT 244-1367.    THANK YOU!

 

 

This is very exciting.   Refrigerated ice is coming to Pocatello Chubbuck this winter!   Get your skates now!Building the T's Putting Nipples in Header Pipes Team Work on Header Pipes Header Pipes

KIDS NEED A PLACE TO PLAY!

YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT ICE RINK DEVELOPMENT IN CHUBBUCK POCATELLO.     PLEASE DONATE WHAT YOU CAN DIRECTLY TO CPHA through the Paypal button in the upper right corner of the home page.

All proceeds will go to purchase and installation of a refrigeration system, and further facility development of the Chubbuck Community Ice Rink!

APRIL, 2013    WE HAVE RECEIVED $20,000 WORTH OF PIPING TO LINE THE RINK BED.

WE WILL INSTALL THE REFRIGERATION PIPING  THIS SUMMER.

PLEASE DONATE WHAT YOU CAN THROUGH THE PAYPAL LINK ON THIS PAGE.

RINK MANAGER CHRIS SECKEL  317 7549