Inspired by seeing local communities struggle to provide quality ice, Chris Yenna built the first Ice NV Electric Portable Ice Resurfacer prototype in 2013. Today, seeing the kids smile after stepping out onto a clean sheet of ice is his key inspiration. These machines are easy to operate, transport, and maintain, providing a safer and more enjoyable experience for all skaters. Chris graduated from HVAC Technical Trade School in Illinois, USA, and went on to install performance quality ice in over 45 countries. He started his outdoor rink business in 2014, and tripled his business in the last year.
CANADIAN HOME TRENDS – If you could have lunch with any one person in the world, who would you pick and why?
CHRIS YENNA – My high school wrestling coach. He gave me the grit and determination that I carry today.
CHT – If you could go back 20 years, what advice would you give your younger self?
CY – Don’t be afraid to hear no and success is all about “never giving up!”
CHT – Name one thing on your bucket list.
CY – I’d love to be able to go back to Southeast Asia and scuba dive everyday.
CHT What is your favorite room in your house?
CY The dining room because this is where I spend the most time making memories with my family.
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