6 episodes

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.

RinkTalk Podcast Robert McLeman

    • Wilderness
    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings

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

    The beauty of shinny

    Interviews about shinny hockey with photo essayist Brant Slomovic and rinkmaker/hockey coach Ian Williams.

    • 35 min
    Rink Science

    Rink Science

    Scientists and expert rinkmakers discuss rink building, the benefits of outdoor skating, and what we can learn from studying rinks.

    • 44 min
    Rinks of hope

    Rinks of hope

    Interviews with three parents whose families are facing tremendous challenges, with a backyard rink playing an important helping role.

    • 51 min
    Art, rinks, and family

    Art, rinks, and family

    Interviews with artists Mia Feuer and Shelley Jackson about their spectacular, skating rink-inspired artwork.

    • 33 min
    Not just for Habs fans...

    Not just for Habs fans...

    Interviews with Pete McCormack, author of the novel 'Understanding Ken', and expert rinkmaker Jean-Francois Ouimet.

    • 46 min
    Brady Brady and the year you could build a rink in Vancouver

    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.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Hawks Fan NA ,

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.

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