Interviews with interesting people about backyard rinks, outdoor skating, shinny hockey, and other winter activities on ice. Topics include art, literature, music, science, and tips for making a perfect outdoor rink. Hosted by Robert McLeman, geography professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and co-founder of the RinkWatch citizen science project.
The beauty of shinny
Interviews about shinny hockey with photo essayist Brant Slomovic and rinkmaker/hockey coach Ian Williams.
Scientists and expert rinkmakers discuss rink building, the benefits of outdoor skating, and what we can learn from studying rinks.
Rinks of hope
Interviews with three parents whose families are facing tremendous challenges, with a backyard rink playing an important helping role.
Art, rinks, and family
Interviews with artists Mia Feuer and Shelley Jackson about their spectacular, skating rink-inspired artwork.
Not just for Habs fans...
Interviews with Pete McCormack, author of the novel 'Understanding Ken', and expert rinkmaker Jean-Francois Ouimet.
Brady Brady and the year you could build a rink in Vancouver
Interviews about backyard rinks and outdoor skating with CBC's Grant Lawrence and Brady Brady illustrator Chuck Temple.
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Essential listening for rinkers
Very enjoyable interviews with various members of the backyard rink community. Unlike some podcasts that are way too long and unfocused, these are 15-20 minute segments that stay on topic. I look forward to more episodes.