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"The siren sounds and the teams head for the locker rooms. It's time for you to clear the ice. Many fans head for the vending area, but many stay to watch you. How much do you know about the origin and operation of the ice resurfacer?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The Zamboni, the famous ice rink resurfacing machine, comes originally from where?
The man who developed the Zamboni gave the machine its name. Who was the inventor of the Zamboni as we know it?
Frank J. Zamboni
Joseph M. Zamboni
Enzo P. Zamboni
Who said "There are three things in life that people like to stare at: a flowing stream, a crackling fire, and a Zamboni clearing the ice"?
The first successful resurfacer was patented in what year?
What supplied the chassis for the Zamboni prototype?
Douglas A-20 bomber
Ford Model A
Surplus army jeep
Massey Ferguson tractor
The oldest existing Zamboni is Model A, fully restored and on permanent display where?
The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
The Boston Garden, Boston, MA
The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, Eveleth, MN
Paramount, Iceland, CA
In addition to laying new water for freezing, the Zamboni also uses water for what other purpose?
to melt the shavings
all are correct
to cool the engine
to wash the ice
Which manufacturer has never provided engines for any production model of Zamboni?
Zamboni never stopped inventing and receiving patents until his death in 1988. What other tasks are accomplished by Zamboni's machines?
picking up and laying down artificial turf
all are correct
removing painted field stripes
vacuuming 400 gal./pm from playing fields
Despite owning so many patents, many other companies manufacture ice resurfacers remarkably similar to Zamboni's machine. What company is Zamboni's greatest competitor in North America?
Olympia of Canada
Züko of Switzerland
Fuji of Japan
Icecat/UKKO of Finland
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