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Une glace digne des pros

Tiphanie Roquette, Facebook Posted: Jan 29, 2021 8:05 AM MT Les patinoires extérieures n’ont jamais été aussi populaires… que ce soit dans les quartiers ou les cours arrière. Cet engouement ne fait qu’alimenter le succès d’une invention d’un Calgarien: une mini surfaceuse électrique. Sa popularité dépasse de plus en plus les frontières de la métropole...
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Son entreprise de minisurfaceuses glisse vers le succès

Tiphanie Roquette, ICI Alberta Posted: Jan 29, 2021 11:11 AM MT La minisurfaceuse électrique que le Calgarien Chris Yenna a inventée il y a un peu plus de quatre ans rencontre de plus en plus de succès au-delà des frontières de la métropole albertaine. « C’est comme conduire une tondeuse, mais sur la glace. »...
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Calgary man’s battery-powered ice resurfacer smooths the way for small outdoor rinks

Pamela Fieber, CBC News Posted: Jan 29, 2021 11:11 AM MT | Last Updated: January 30 Lightweight Porta Ice proving popular across the city and beyond WATCH | Check out the mini ice surfacer in action in the video above Anyone who has tried to create an outdoor rink knows that getting a consistent, smooth...
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Pandemic creates opportunity for unique Calgary-made ice resurfacer

By Deb Matejicka, Global News Posted: Jan 29, 2021 10:17PM | Last Updated: Jan 29, 2021 10:21PM Calgary-based Porta Ice Ltd. has seen an increase in demand for its mini ice resurfacing machine as more and more people turn to community and backyard rinks during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 safety restrictions have made outdoor rinks...
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Clear it and they will come: Do-it-yourself ‘mini Zamboni’ a hit on Calgary rinks

By David Bell, CBC News Posted: Jan 09, 2017 5:00 AM MT Last Updated: Jan 14, 2017 12:58 PM MT “This year we had a slow start, but now it is picking up and I have been busy, busy” This story was originally published on Jan. 9. A Calgary man is clearing the way for...
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Calgary man invents mini ice resurfacer for backyard, community rinks

By: Colin McNeil Metro Published on Mon Jan 09 2017 “I’ve always had the dream to show there can be quality ice out there.” It could be the most Canadian invention ever: a miniaturized, do-it-yourself ice resurfacing machine. Made with backyard rink hobbyists and small communities that can’t afford full-sized ice resurfacing machines in mind,...
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