Thanks to a $4,000 gift from ATG and Cognizant, Glacier Ice Rink has now raised more than $57,000 toward a new Zamboni ice resurfacing machine. The machine’s total cost is just under $99,000, so the campaign has passed the halfway mark.
Glacier Ice Rink has two working Zambonis that are in need of replacement. With continued mechanical problems, the machines are becoming costly to maintain and are affecting the quality of ice. A new machine will provide better quality ice for everyone who enjoys the rink’s activities and help ensure programs remain on schedule without delays.
Because Zamboni has a six-month lead time, a new 546 model has been ordered and is scheduled to arrive in September for the rink’s 2019-2020 season. The rink will continue to fundraise, with the goal of raising all necessary funds by the time the machine arrives.
As a nonprofit organization, Glacier Ice Rink (operated by the Missoula Area Youth Hockey Association) relies on community support for large expenses like this, which are outside the rink’s normal operating budget. To see the complete list of donors or to make a donation, see our Zamboni Retirement Campaign page.