We want to bring a unique new experience in ice resurfacing, both in terms of operations and ice processing.”

Phaneuf International Inc. is a Quebec-based company that offers ice managers a fully automated, self-propelled electric intelligent ice resurfacer that saves them money in labor and energy costs, as well as a new way to regenerate ice in order to achieve optimal quality for all types of ice activities.

Phaneuf International's technological advances are also being used to develop an intelligent hockey goal system.

At Phaneuf International, our passionate staff, experience and, expertise allows us to bring you tailor-made solutions based on your needs, budget and, deadlines.



Giving back quality ice to kids at low cost.

Support our customers, arena and ice rink managers, and contribute to the excellence of their services through our expertise and solid know-how in ice surfacing and ice rink building energy saving by offering them products at the cutting edge of ice science, robotization and energy management technologies.

We are passionate about finding solutions to:

  • Provide the best ice for all types of skaters and ice activities.
  • Meet the needs of skilled manpower for ice rink management.
  • Prevent work-related accidents.
  • Yield significant savings in the operational budget of ice managers.
  • Contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG).
  • Protect one of our most important natural resources: drinking water.



Integrity, commitment to our customers, innovation, excellence, health & safety, and respect.



To be the global reference in ice surfacing and modern arenas thanks to our innovative products and services and the passion of our team. Offer our customers innovative, robust, reliable, easy-to-use, low-maintenance products with a range of services of superior quality while improving ice surfaces, ice rinks, arenas and, overall efficiency.



Alain Phaneuf, Founding President of PHANEUF International Inc.

“I have spent the last 30 years working in Quebec's emergency departments as a firefighter, paramedic and police officer. For the past 18 years, I have managed work teams of up to 100 employees and I just retired at 49 years of age from the Sûreté du Québec. As a leader and company director, my years of experience will be put to good use thanks to a tried-and-tested recipe: planning, organization, management, control, respect for people, efficient teams and trust. A top-ranked athlete in long-distance triathlon (Ironman), I am disciplined, determined, passionate and well organized. I surround myself with competent people who share my values in all areas of life and business.

For the past twenty years, I have also been to arenas in Quebec and around the world to accompany my two children in their respective ice skating sports, one being a professional hockey player and now a high-level referee, and the other a long time member of the national short track speed skating team. All these years, I have worked with arena managers and ice management employees and I have been interested in the issues they face on a daily basis as well as the maintenance costs associated with this activity. I am very aware of the problems and needs of arena managers with regard to the maintenance of their ice surfaces, a unique domain. It also allowed me to develop a very wide network of contacts. I also do volunteer work, mainly for the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie and for the promotion of healthy lifestyles, a cause that is very dear to me.

Since May 2017, I have been working full time on my new innovative network that looks to the future and it is said that I have done a lot in a very short time.”



François Martindale - Ice and Procedures Director at Phaneuf International.

  • Founding team member – shareholder
  • 30 years in the NHL including 25 years with the Montreal Canadiens and 4 years with the Los Angeles Kings.
  • Leading competence and experience, recognized by its peers and the industry in ice maintenance and operator training.
  • Human, demanding, nothing is left to chance to offer quality ice cream to its customers
  • Today he "teach" the human, tomorrow he will "teach" the machine.
  • francois.martindale@phaneuf-international.com
  • 514-PHANEUF (742-6383) for support.



Jean-Philippe Monfet - Engineer specializing in energy efficiency, member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec. Founding team member
More than 25 years of experience in environment and energy efficiency
EMC and RCX certified
Extensive expertise in the design of high performance buildings and in the energy optimization of existing buildings
Specialist in optimizing subsidies to make GHG emission reduction projects profitable

Sophie Jenkins - Executive Assistant - Founding teammate

LLB in law, DESS fight financial crime
Police officer at the SPVM for 8 years
Analyst at the Autorité des marchés financiers and the Bank of Canada for 12 years
Professor and coordinator of security management and legal assistant and professor of police services techniques in Ottawa since 2017
Involved daily in the planning, general management and administration of Phaneuf International

Caroline St-Jean-Noiseux – Digital Strategy and Marketing - President of CSTJN.COM
Whether clients, teams or partners, people are his primary passion
This passion is expressed through his multidisciplinary knowledge in the world of marketing.
The strength of communication, natural leadership and performance are the distinctive traits that characterize her
His speed of execution and learning as well as the meticulousness of detail have allowed him to adapt to several types of businesses.

Jonathan Gauthier – Production and 3D printing director. He is also President Owner at Prototec 3D.
Specialist in 3D printing of our prototypes
Speaker in mechanical and electrical analysis for tool vehicles
Management of personnel and production resources at our Trois-Rivières plant

Me Frédéric Lévesque – Legal - Lawyer at LaTraverse Inc.
Practice since 1990 in business law
He was an NHL player's agent
He revises, corrects and improves all our legal documents in addition to advising us in the event of litigation.

Émilie Berthiaume – Bookkeeping and accounting - EB Accounting Management
It reconciles our financial accounting

Jean-Luc Dion – R&D ultrasound ice sensors -Physics engineer, full professor and retired researcher from UQTR. S contract consultant for Phaneuf International mainly for our ice ultrasound sensors.

Catherine Robillard – Strategic Planning - President of the Strategic Right Arm
Clarify, structure and strategically plan the next steps for our success!


We needed a franchise player; able to coach and pull the team in the right direction and attract other players, coaches, staff and owners as committed as him despite a busy schedule. As much in his personal, professional and academic life, he is as much an example and a model of determination, courage, determination, resilience as kindness and politeness. He is inspiring for all and beside him, nobody has interest in dragging their feet. A "ti gars" from Trois-Rivières, drafted, 2nd round in 1996 in the NHL by the Calgary Flames, 524 games played in the NHL including 266 with the Montreal Canadiens and A on his jersey, 108 points in total, 561 penalty minutes, a Jacques Beauchamp trophy (the 4th star), a big heart like the Bell Center, always ready to give everything for his team.
He is now a father, a spouse and a contractor in civil engineering. Available when time allows, he wants to give back to the young hockey players of the province, "pay it forward" as they say. Our number # 1 center player, our two-way ambassador who is not afraid of anyone and no challenge, our No 22 ......... Steve Begin
By my self I go faster; with my team, we will go further!


Sébastien Wille - CPA, CMA, partner at MNP in St-Hyacinthe. Sebastien.wille@MNP.ca 

Jean-François Pellerin - Member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec and Account Manager at SKF of Canada Limited (international distributor of ball bearings). Jean-Francois.Pellerin@skf.com 

Alain Lemieux - Coach for Phaneuf, head of strategic development and acquisitions at Noovelia. alemieux@noovelia.com 

Jean-Sébastien Dufault – Teammate - Angel for Phaneuf, Consultant in strategic and operational development. jsd@mpact.tv 

Stéphanie Couture - Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy - Member of the Quebec Bar - Sharing her experience advising clients, investing in Quebec breakthrough companies and finding the next entrepreneurial challenge. Stephanie.couture2016@gmail.com 


We signed a co-development agreement for our electrical and autonomus products and, above all, a well-established companies for the manufacture of our prototypes and finished products in commercialization.

Exprolink / Madvac www.exprolink.com  

Divel by Noovelia www.noovelia.com 


SBB - Innovation in aluminium



AQAIRS vous informe, avril 2022 pages 9 & 10 (Banc d'essai des plus prometteur)


MERCURIADES 2022 finalist, occupational health and safety category in collaboration with the CNESST:


Finaliste prix JALON de la mobilité 2021 (page 72)


REBEL Le Mag (Septembre 2021, page 42 & 43)


Vidéo May, 28 2019, press release:


Québec Science 3 octobre 2019: Une des dix inventions de l’année.


Hockey le Magazine décembre 2019:


La Presse Affaire janvier 2020:


La relève, janvier 2020


RIM, janvier 2020 (ça prend une inscription pour ouvrir le lien ou aller chercher celui que nous avons partagé sur Linkelin Alain Phaneuf) 


Au CES 2020 Vegas, nous avons donné des entrevues à:

  • CBC News


  • LCN / TVA



  • ICI Explora et Le 15-18  (Radio-Canada)



  • Swiss Habs :


  • Journal de Montréal