City purchases new Zamboni for Credit Union Place

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SUMMERSIDE – Credit Union Place will be getting a new ice-resurfacing machine before the start of the fall skating and hockey seasons.

Credit Union Place

 

City council has approved $140,030 to purchase a 2014 Zamboni to replace the 1991 Olympia resurfacing machine.

Over the past five years the department of community services has put a lot of time and money into maintaining the old machine because of several incidents of breakdowns and rising repair costs.

The department said the new Zamboni will do the work quicker, requiring fewer man-hours, and will save on propane charges and maintenance costs.

The new machine will increase revenue opportunities, accord to the department because the ice surface can be flooded quicker, creating more time for ice rentals along with providing a smoother ice surface.

The contract to supply the Zamboni was awarded to Saunders Equipment Limited.

Community services director J P Desroisiers said the order time is 120 days and he expects to have the Zamboni at Credit Union Place by September

 

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