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Green ice: UD Ice Arenas now using battery-powered Zamboni to resurface ice

Green ice:  UD Ice Arenas now using battery-powered Zamboni to resurface ice

The University of Delaware Ice Arenas has gone green with the introduction of a new battery-powered Zamboni to resurface ice.

“With the Initiative for the Planet an important part of UD’s Path to Prominence strategic plan, we were exploring ways to provide a more environmentally sound means to resurface ice,” said James Kaden, assistant director of UD Ice Arenas. “The new Zamboni proved to be a perfect option.”

The new Zamboni 560AC electric ice resurfacer is a technological advancement on the company’s line of battery-operated machines, said Jeffrey Doucette, UD Ice Arenas operations supervisor.