Electric Zamboni

New Electric Zamboni Being Unveiled

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) would like to invite the community to the official unveiling of the new lithium ion battery powered Zamboni for the Comox Valley Sports Centre happening August 3, 2021 at 2 pm. 

“As part of our climate transition to low carbon, we are excited to launch an electric Zamboni for the Sports Centre, and we look forward to the day when most industrial/commercial vehicles in the Comox Valley run on non-petroleum fuels,” said Electoral Area A Director and Comox Valley Recreation Commission Chair, Daniel Arbour. “Come out on August 3rd to see this new machine in action. The new Zamboni not only produces zero emissions but also will save approximately $6,000 annually compared to the older propane Zamboni. The emissions-free power will ensure cleaner air for the thousands of people in the rink, and showcases trailblazing efforts to convert old machinery into more sustainable and efficient equipment.”

Everyone is welcome to attend the free public unveiling event on August 3, 2021 at 2 pm at the Comox Valley Sports Centre (Arena 1). For more information visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/zamboni.

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

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Susan Bullock

Manager of Recreation Programs, Comox Valley Regional District

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1 Comment

  1. Rob Mielcarski

    A battery operated Zamboni is not part of a meaningful plan for reducing emissions. It’s part of a make-believe plan.

    If you want to reduce CO2 emissions then close the ice rink and play outdoor games that do not require a huge ice making machine, and heaters to warm the air cooled by the ice, and powerful lights to illuminate the interior.

    We need to start behaving like adults.

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