Frank Zamboni

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Birthday
16, 1901
Birthplace
Utah
DEATH DATE
Jul 27, 1988 (87)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
16, 1901
Birthplace
Utah
DEATH DATE
Jul 27, 1988 (87)

About

In 1949, he invented a modern ice resurfacer vehicle that was used to clean and smooth the surface of ice rinks.

Before Fame

He used his refrigeration equipment from his ice-making plant to create an ice rink in 1940.

Trivia

His machine transformed the job of resurfacing an ice rink from a five-man, 90-minute task to a one-man, 15-minute job. He was inducted into the Ice Skating Institute's Hall of Fame in 1965

Family Life

He had three children and died two months after his wife.

Associated With

The commercial success of the Zamboni was spurred by Sonja Henie, who wanted two for her own use. The NHL's Chicago Blackhawks then wanted one as well.