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Toronto Puts Zambonis on Ice


ZamboniIf you were sucking fumes after your last triple lutz, it's probably because your local skating rink uses a fossil-fuel burning Zamboni to keep the ice slicker than Rod Blagojevich's hair. That's why Toronto is resurfacing its ice with the zero-emissions all-electric IceCat.

There's a lot of ice to resurface in Toronto, where almost five dozen Zamboni's "travel" about 2,000 miles a year. But the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and mounting calls to replace the machines with cleaner technology has the city weighing a proposal to ditch the iconic Zamboni in favor of IceCats.  more...

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Interesting. Read the manufacturer's web sites; the Zamboni company has an all-electric resurfacing machine, as well. What is really absurd about the Toronto purchases is, they bought two machines...for OUTDOOR rinks. Sorry, but there is no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning at an outdoor rink.1/5/2009 8:09:56 AM
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