In the eighties, Brian "Glide" Hayes, became a new resident of Victor, Colorado. New to Victor, but not to ice hockey, this Minnesota native began freezing water and playing ice hockey with his son. Everybody knows each other in Victor and quickly became inspired by the new activity in town. At first, they were curious and not long after that, involved.
For decades, they gathered at a naturally created frozen hollow that would become the heart of the community’s activity. Much more of the community took to ice skating and team ice hockey, even community members who don’t strap on skates still love to cook food, maintain the ice, and enjoy the friendships of their close knit town.
“You should have seen this place …some old benches, rotting dasher boards. It was a little dangerous with pucks flying willy nilly into the stands. But man we loved it.”- Brian Hayes
“I understand Victor. I think they like working with me because I come from a small town and bring a level of trust to the work. There are limited resources and you have to listen to what the people living there want. I don’t try to tell them what they need. I try to help them achieve their vision.” - Walker Christensen, DHM Design Principal