Thursday, February 14, 2008

Zen and the Art of Icemaking – Part 1

I’m going to start a series of articles about the Zamboni, making ice, and maintaining ice. First, readers need to do a little homework to understand the fundamentals of the most important tool – the ice resurfacer.

Then we’ll explain some of the factors affecting the use of each component, what makes “good ice” as opposed to “bad ice” and overall arena dynamics. Hopefully I’ll cover how and why things are done.

The ultimate goal is to give the skaters the best ice possible for their skating experience, whether they are recreational skaters, professional hockey players, or figure skaters.

Stay tuned and enjoy!!!

Meanwhile, take 10 minutes and check out these articles…

http://www.zamboni.com/kidszone/howitworks.html

http://ask.yahoo.com/20020115.html

http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~dwagn/kleene/zamboni.html

http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/ice-rink6.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zamboni

SPECIAL NOTE: If you are a professional "Ice Meister" please email me. I'm basing this on my own experience - but I fully recognize there may be a better way. I love being contacted by kindred spirits in the world of icemaking, so drop me a line.

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