Tada! I knew it would work this week because the weather forecast. Today there was enough smooth stuff for Fiona to go out and have some fun. Only about 60% is really smooth and enjoyable to skate, so the other kids opted to wait until I did one more flood, which commenced just after Fiona's test skate.
I've put Chuck on notice that we need a rink rake like this one. It'll be quick and easy to build, but I'm off to Calgary again in a couple of days. Tomorrow is Fiona's birthday, a busy day, but I'm sure the evening will bring some night skating.