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Video Documentary: The Rink Guys

By Apartment613 on December 16, 2016


The Rink Guys from Fangliang Xu on Vimeo.

The first huge dump of snow usually hits Ottawa around Christmas Eve, and that’s when the rink season begins.

5 hours of packing the snow, 20 hours of flooding the ice, and another 200 hours maintaining the rink – that’s how a rink guy spends his winter in Ottawa.

There are hundreds of Al, Bernie and Ewan in Ottawa, taking care of the city’s 260 outdoor rinks.

And… by the way, all handmade, no zamboni!