Evolution of the Zamboni Machine

Evolution of the Zamboni Machine
  • By the summer of 1949, he was able to get a good sheet of ice consistently, and the “Model A Zamboni ice resurfacer” became a working reality.


    In March of 1942, Frank bought a tractor and started experimenting. His first attempt – a machine built onto a sled towed behind a tractor – neither smoothed […]

  • A Model B was purchased by Sonja Henie, who went on to star in ice shows and movies after winning three Olympic gold medals. Frank Zamboni drove this machine from Paramount, CA. to Chicago, IL in 1950.


    The Model B featured a Jeep® vehicle chassis. There were four Model B machines produced and they included units for the Ice Capades® and Sonja Henie Ice Revue […]