I am a high school coach in Northern Maine. We started our practices this week, indoors because we have about 6 ft of snow on our courts. We normally have about 2-3 ft of snow and we spend the first couple weeks of practice shoveling the courts. But with double the amount of snow, no one is too excited about shoveling. I have heard suggestions about putting mason sand or cold ashes on the snow to speed up the melting process. Has anyone tried these or any other suggestions?
06-16-2008, 02:39 PM
We are in Flagstaff and we take a snowblower out and use that ... still takes a huge amount of time to blow one court and the perimeter ~ growing up in Minnesota once we got snowed it stayed til May, LOL. In Flagstaff there is so much dry sunny weather that sometimes it melts after a week, but this winter we could only play until New Year's Eve Day, after that we could not keep up with the snow and had to go inside. Much prefer playing out in the sun.