Operations Manuals and Safety Materials
The Zamboni Company provides machine owners with information regarding the safe and proper operation and maintenance of its products. All safety and operations reference materials should be posted properly and made available to operators for their review on a regular basis. Replacement materials are available through our corporate offices. Later model machines have detailed instructions in both the manual and on the factory installed warning labels. We have mailed updated instructions and warning labels to all known owners of older units. These labels are available at no charge, so if you have a machine with its warning labels removed, obstructed or painted over, we encourage you to contact us and we will send replacements.
Air Quality and Emissions
The Zamboni Company has a long-standing concern about air quality and emissions in ice rinks, and we have been at the forefront of building electric and alternate fuelled vehicles since the late 1970’s. We’re confident that our machines if properly maintained can continue to operate in a safe manner even after many years of use.
The machines built today by the Zamboni Company are almost exclusively alternative fuel powered, using propane and natural gas engines or electric power. All of our machine models provide a clean option and they allow a “green” choice for arena operators, based on their specific needs.
However, with respect to older machines, just as in the automobile industry the responsibility for maintenance rightly belongs to the owner of the vehicle. Even with proper maintenance, there can never be an elimination of indoor air ventilation and regular testing of the air quality inside all rinks is critical, no matter the age of the machine.
The Zamboni Company provides a network of support and information for owners of Zamboni® ice resurfacing machines. Operations manuals, safety information and maintenance information relating to our products is available to owners of new and older model machines. The Zamboni Company has Authorized Dealers and Distributors to maintain and support the need for parts and service. Dealer contact information and Zamboni Company contact information is located in the “Contact” section of this web site.
USA Hockey’s STAR program has compiled important reference material regarding air quality in ice rinks which we encourage you to review. You can find it on their website via this link: STAR website
The Zamboni Company has had a consistently firm position against riders being on a resurfacer, other than the operator. The Zamboni ice resurfacer was designed and intended for use only as a special purpose machine and not as a recreational or promotional machine. The Zamboni Company’s warning labels, operating instructions, safety instructions and safety poster clearly state, “Do not permit riders on the Zamboni machine at any time” and “No Riders!” Any failure to adhere to the safety labels’ warnings, operating instructions and safety instructions must be considered a serious matter.