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About North American Rink Management

North American Rink Management (NARM) makes it so all you have to do is SKATE! We are a full service company based in Norwalk, Connecticut. We can make build and maintain the rink of your dreams. We are on call 24 hours a day and will make a perfect ice surface every time.

Ryan Hughes


Ryan Hughes is the founder of North American Rink Management and CO founder of North American Rink Builders. Ryan was the driving force behind bringing ice rinks to Norwalk CT. He was instrumental in the design and building of the 50,000 SF ice rink complex. His passion for ice sports in particular hockey has lead him to become a leader in the Northeast in Youth & Junior hockey development and building ice rinks public and private. He has develop and build over 40 outdoor rinks.

Ryan attended NYU Stern School of Business and during that time he represented the Team U.S.A. in the World University Games in Italy. While at NYU he was captain his sophomore through senior seasons and two time ACHA All- American.

After attending NYU, Ryan signed a professional contract with Knoxville Ice Bears of the SPHL. In Knoxville Ryan earned the distinguished service award for his contribution to the local community. The following year Ryan signed in Europe with Eric Lind. After their return to North America they went on to be two of the founding members of the New England Stars in Danbury, CT.

Ryan has 16 years coaching experience, Master Level Coaching Certificate (USA Hockey) and has coached for CT area teams successfully earning him a loyal following among CT hockey families. In 2005 Ryan founded North American Hockey School with Eric Lind. Together they built a hockey school of both international reputation and loyal local following. In 2008 Ryan formed The New England Generals, a non-profit spring travel organization dedicated to developing youth players from the New England area, specifically Fairfield County. One of Ryan’s main focuses has been the development and progression of local players both through camps, travel teams and private lessons. During this same period Ryan formed the company North American Rink Management/ Winter Classic Rinks. This company builds, installs and manages private rinks for individuals, families and facilities.

Ryan has always had a vision to create a center of learning for both hockey and figure skating and has followed that dream to fruition with the building of the SoNo Ice House in historic South Norwalk, CT. The rink will be home to two rinks, one official NHL sized (200’ x 85’) and one training rink (120’ x 60’), pro shop, gym and café. SoNo Ice House is the latest addition to the resurrection of Norwalk’s businesses. It’s been more than twenty years since Norwalk has had a rink or hockey/skating programs and now Ryan has led the way for future development in our area.

Rich Palmer:

Chief Operating Officer 

Rich has over 30 years of rink experience. He has build rinks thorough-out the tri-state area including over 40 outdoor rinks.
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