In 1949, Frank Zamboni Jr. invented a machine that transformed the job of resurfacing an ice rink from a three-man, 90-minute task to a one-man, 10-minute job. Go here to read all about the Zamboni, its history and how it works.
As some of you might recall, I met my fiance at an ice-skating rink in Vancouver. I loved to skate with him because he played hockey and could literally whiz around the arena, and all I had to do was hang onto his arm. He played pro hockey for a year, but because of an injury wasn't able to continue to play professionally. However, he still loves the game and goes to all the Vancouver Giants games during the season.
When we first started going out again last fall, he gave me something to give to my grandson. I've kept it because I want my fiance to give it to my grandson himself. It's a 2001 "Team Collectible" Limited Edition NHL Vancouver Canucks miniature Zamboni. It happens to be the sixth in a series of licensed Diecast Collectible Mini Zambonis and I just know my grandson will treasure it. I hope we can get together soon so they can get to know each other and enjoy their time together talking about hockey. I think grandson's Dad might enjoy it, too.
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