Assistant Rink Manager
Karen has been with the Darien Ice House for nearly 25 years. She currently holds the title of Assistant Rink Manager. Her duties include: scheduling of all ice programming, running the Darien Skating School, and various business related activities. Karen has thoroughly enjoyed watching hundreds of children learn to skate. Many of the skaters have advanced from beginner to recreational, synchronized, competitive figure skating, youth and travel hockey, college and professional.
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Chris has been the General Manager at the Darien Ice House (DIH) for the past 2 years. Before DIH, Chris was heavily involved in the supervision of the New Canaan Winter Club. He has been the Master Scheduler, a member of the Board of Directors, an Assistant Hockey Coach, and a member of the Hockey Policy Committee. He was also a Head Coach for the Mid-Fairfield Youth Hockey Association. Additionally, Chris has been actively involved in the New Canaan community, where he was formerly the Director of the Youth Sports Committee and the Commissioner for Youth Baseball.
Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at the University of Rhode Island. He has worked in the local business community in merchandising, marketing, and is currently a co-owner of a ticketing business. He married his college sweetheart, Bridget. They have three children. Chris has lived in New Canaan, CT for 28 years.
Director of Operations
Justin Bartolo has worked for the New Canaan Winter Club for 16 years. In his role as Director of Operations, Justin is responsible for oversight of all daily operations, scheduling, maintenance, safety, and programming. Justin has recently joined the DIH team in a similar capacity, looking to apply his expertise and bring the same high level of standard to daily operations to the Darien Ice House.