Rinkmaking Experts

  • Michael Berube

    Michael Berube was born in Campbellton, NB but has called Miramichi, NB home since he was 4. He has three boys aged 15, 13 and 10. Michael has been around the game of hockey his entire life as his father played competitively and won two Hardy Cups with the Campbellton Tigers in 1972 and 1977. Michael has built a rink for the past 12 winters and now has a 32x62 rink named "Kierstead Drive Arena", complete with 2 ft side walls, 4ft end walls, lights and netting. The rink is available to any of the kids on his street and most nights there will be at least 4 or 5 boys working on their skills!

  • Jean-François Ouimet

    Jean-François Ouimet has been building his Ouimet-Couture Skating Rink for the past 8 years. It started as an activity to get his kids outside but quickly became both a passion and source of pride for the whole family! His setup now includes rink boards, LED light tracks in the ice, a hot water Zamboni, and a brick fireplace in the center of the rink. He organizes a yearly “SkateFest” around mid-February for the entire neighbourhood. Music, hot-dogs and hot cocoa for the kids, other hot drinks for the parents!