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Ice Hockey Maintenance

How is an ice hockey rink maintained? How is the integrity of the game preserved. Get ready to learn about one of the coolest parts of the sport of ice hockey, the zambonis.


The ice hockey rink must be maintained to ensure quality control. Keeping the ice smooth is necessary to prevent damage to the ice and player injury. Between every period during the intermission, a vehicle called the zamboni will drive along the ice smoothing it out.

The Zamboni

The zamboni is vehicle operated by a driver who drives it along the ice resurfacing the playing surface. Simultaneously shaving the top layer of the ice, removing cracks, and smoothing out the ice with water, the zamboni is a machine that maintains the rink at lightning speeds.

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