Rink Operations

Andy Thiessen

Email Contact: rink.ops@parkdalecommunity.com

  1. What is your name?
    • Andy Thiessen
  2. List family members.
    • Kristin Russell-Thiessen (wife)
    • Kaiden (son-8)
    • Beckett (son-2)
    • Lily (daughter-3 months)
  3. How long have you lived in Parkdale?
    • We have lived in Parkdale for 2.5 years or as we refer to it in our house 2 full hockey seasons.  I was asked to join the board shortly after moving in.
  4. How long have you been a part of the Board?
    • 2 years
  5. What is the best part of being on the board and volunteering?
    • My favourite part of being in Parkdale and being a member of the board are the late nights at the rink.  After dinner, I bring my oldest son back to the rink.  While I stretch out the hoses out and begin to flood one end, I watch him playing by himself at the other end, under the lights, trying new moves and winning the Stanley 100 times a night.  Makes it all worth it.
  6. Any fun tid bit about you that people would find interesting & engaging.
    • Born and raised in Denver, CO.  I officiated 11 years of professional hockey and played in 17 professional golf tournaments.  I had no idea how satisfying it could be to watch water freeze, its very peaceful, I truly enjoy it.