Name: Dennis R. Bushy
Organization Name: Moorhead Youth Hockey
Address: 707 SE Main Ave
City: Moorhead State: MN Zip: 56560
Phone #: 1-218-236-6650
Tell us how you got into the industry?
Involved in hockey for over 60 years, opportunity came to run the arena and I snatched it up.
How many years have you been in the ice arena industry?
What type of Ice Resurfacer does you facility operate?
What type of Ice Edger does your facility operate?
What is the size of your ice sheet?
200’ x 85’ – 2 sheets
What type of floor do you have in your facility? (Sand/Cement/Other)
What is the best part about working in an ice arena?
Working with kids and good people in Moorhead
Using one word, name one thing you love about working at a rink?
Nobody’s perfect in this industry. Tell us your worst experience at a rink so far?
Poking a hole in one of the pipes with secondary refrigerant.
What are the first three things you do when you get to the rink each day?
Drink Coffee, check news and emails, go for a run.
How do you feel ongoing professional development is helping you and your career?
Good to hear ideas from young bucks
How would you explain to the average hockey parent how the ice resurfacer works to resurface the ice?
It’s the heart and soul of the rink, take off ice with sharp blade, put on same amount of new ice with hot and cold water.
Career highlight or accomplishment you are most proud of?
Too many to tell
Advice for making it in the sports industry or for someone wanting to be a Zamboni driver?
Pay attention to good ice and make the facility a place the kids can call their place.
Who would you like to acknowledge for helping (mentoring) you along the way?
All the Moorhead people who believe in my dedication
What certifications have you attained within the industry? (STAR classes, ISI classes, etc)
All STAR classes
What is the best tip you have learned from any of the classes offered through MIAMA?
Maintaining the plant and strive for great ice.
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