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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2015, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Default Hockey on Garibaldi Lake

The recent alpine rains have created the rare condition of Garibaldi Lake frozen but snow-free. The ice is apparently 35cm thick.

A glorious day for skating from the Battleship Islands to Sphinx Bay and Burton Hut and back. And for some hockey.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSpaP2o9Y48
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv-2M7taIgo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SGdFkWDarE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rGfLS6_8xE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcXEWRbvtQo

Trail very clear and in good condition. No need for yaktrax until 6K up trail.
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That is awesome!
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Wish I was there !
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Awesome. Might make for quick access across the lake to the huts.
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Organize a hockey game for this weekend?
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if you're not hiking you should be skiing
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Got company coming over this weekend, but that actually is a great idea for a social event. As long as the puck doesn't come near me, I think I can stay on my feet.
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Organize a hockey game for this weekend?
Dayhike or overnight? Maybe have two games, one on Sat, one on Sun.
Most people would want to spend time skating around the lake.

For now you could change "if you're not hiking you should be skiing" to "... skating"
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Anybody bringing a net?
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post #9 of (permalink) Old 02-25-2015, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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I went twice: once on Sunday with friends and then on Monday with my kids because it was so amazing.

Check to make sure there there is no or minimal snow between now and your trip.

On Sunday we started skating at 10am: the ice was still cool and firm on the the surface: felt 80% like a real rink, as you can see from the videos.

On Monday we did not start skating until 1:30pm, when the sun was blazing (around 11 degrees): skating was possible, but there were quite a few crunchy/sticky spots on the surface that impeded consistently smooth gliding.
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That looks like so much fun... ! Are you sure the ice is thick enough? Did you drill a core or anything??


Again - what a place for some stick and puck! May head there on the w/e.
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