MAnager - MArio Carpino
Mario Carpino grew up on Dupont Street just west of Bathurst. He began working at Bill Bolton Arena in 1985 and has also worked at North Toronto Arena. He attended Central Tech High School and graduated from the Arena Management program at Humber College.
Mario has been a fixture of the arena for over 30 years and nobody knows the rink better. Serving as the Facility Foreman under manager Jim Oreto, he has seen the building and the neighbourhood change over the last four decades. He took over as manager in 2014 and has guided the expansion of several leagues, introduced new programs and is currently overseeing the biggest capital project in the arena's history.
Programs - Dave
David Pim grew up in Scarborough where he graduated from Centennial College in 1979 with a degree in Recreational Programming. Dave has been working in community programming in this neighbourhood since 1981, when he ran youth programs at St. Alban's Boys and Girls Club. Moving over to Bill Bolton Arena in 1988, he began our House League program with 30 kids. Now, over 1000 kids skate or play hockey at the Arena every year.
Dave also oversaw the growth of our adult programs. Replacing the Midwest Hockey League with our own house leagues, We now have adult hockey for players of all skill levels, 4 men's leagues, 3 women's leagues plus a booming Adult Hockey Skills program.
Dave retired in January 2019.
OPERATIONs & Programs - Chris
Chris Quinn grew up in Toronto in the St. Clair West neighbourhood. Him and his sister began playing hockey at Bill Bolton Arena in 1991. By 1998, he was working as a timekeeper Saturday mornings for 5 bucks a game. Afterwards he would become a referee, Learn-to-Skate instructor, hockey camp counselor, and maintenance staff. Chris also worked as an Athletic Facility Operator at the University of Guelph while earning his degree in History. Throughout that time he continued working as a Bill Bolton referee and adult hockey skills instructor.
In 2014, he began work full-time at the arena as a Facility Operator. Currently, Chris oversees Operations and helps with Programs and other arena needs.