With roughly 20 years of experience in ice maintenance, Larry McFall is arguably one of the best options to hold the Director of Ice Operations title at the Maysa Arena. McFall began working as an ice tech back in 1975 when the All Seasons Arena first opened its doors, and says that just like many other ice techs, it was the love for the game that got him started.
“Anybody that plays hockey I’ve always said, you know, would just love to work at the ice rink,” McFall said. “When I was a junior on the very first Minot High team that played inside the All Seasons Arena, actually senior year I guess, I decided to put in an application and see if I can get a job, and that’s kind of how it started on out.”
With a list of tasks that ranges from resurfacing the ice, zamboni maintenance, to pregame prep, McFall noted that it takes a good, knowledgeable crew to help keep things tick, and he’s beyond grateful to have his crew working alongside him.
“I can safely say that I feel safe going to Minneapolis for the weekend and having one of those guys run a game crew,” McFall said. “because they’ve been around here now and they know what they’re doing. Knowing that they can get everything done when it’s needed to be done, I think we’re pretty much a real good machine when it comes to that.”
So the next time you take in a game, be sure to give a hand to the man on the zam.