Monday, April 23, 2012

Edmonton ice companies brace for summer party season.

picture of me with a hair and beard net.
Beard and hair nets a must at Columbia Ice.
Freezer space in cold storage is starting to fill up as Edmonton ice companies get ready for the summer rush.  Where there is a big outdoor party there is usually a need for ice and like the rest of the ice companies in Edmonton, Columbia Ice is getting ready to party.  When I say party I don't actually mean party because we are driving.  We bring the ice to keep the beer, cocktails and pop cold.  We just don't get to partake in any of the drinking of beverages sadly.  It is the curse of an iceman who works hard in the summer and twiddles his thumbs in the winter.

Supposedly this summer it is going to be hot which will be good for all Edmonton ice companies.  I say supposedly because we can't really predict the weather ahead of time with any real certainty because there are just too many butterflies with wings.  Too many rogue variables that we cannot account for.  That said, if it is hot then it is good for everyone.  More sun, more fun, more drinks and best of all more ice from Columbia Ice.  

Sure you might say there are other ice companies in Edmonton to choose from.  However there are not other ice companies other than Columbia Ice that have me working for them.  

The one industry in Alberta who might not like really hot weather is construction companies.  Party goers love it, construction companies that are working on paving Alberta's bridges and overpasses not so much.  If the weather is hotter than a certain temperature the concrete mixture they are pouring cures too fast causing it to be less strong.  The only solution to slowing down the curing process is to call one of of Edmonton's ice companies and hope they have a spare semi load of ice to reduce the drying process. This might seem like an easy thing to do, however in the peak of summer who has a spare truckload of ice making life fun for the paving company.  

The good news is Columbia Ice is online, on facebook, on twitter, on google + and even in that book they call the yellowpages.  We can't promise we will have a spare semi load of ice if there are a lot of parties going on, but it never hurts to ask.  

The Iceman
Call for ice: 780-960-7161

One does not leave a convivial party before closing time.
Winston Churchill
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