Snoopy® & Zamboni

In 1980, Charles Schulz’s first reference to Zamboni appeared in his PEANUTS comic strip. Since that time, over 50 references appeared.  You can use the following dates to search for the actual comic strip appearances by ZAMBONI in Charles M. Schulz’s PEANUTS throughout the years. Visit the PEANUTS archives online at  In addition, the Zamboni machine was featured in the Charlie Brown special, “She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown.”

Charlie Brown said it best: “There are three things in life that people like to stare at: a flowing stream, a crackling fire, and a Zamboni clearing the ice.”

We did a deep dive into our archive to finally pull together the history of how Charles M. Schulz’s affinity for hockey led to him introducing people around the world to “Zamboni” and the relationship that developed between Snoopy® and Zamboni!

Click link below to read all about it and follow this link to see photos of the special Snoopy Zamboni machine in Santa Rosa, CA.