Name that Zamboni: Ice rink crowdsourcing name for new toy

New ice resurfacer arrived in the summer

Name that Zamboni: Ice rink crowdsourcing name for new toy

Juneau’s ice skating rink, Treadwell Arena, received an early birthday present on this year.

The arena, which is celebrating 16 years of operation next month, replaced its old ice resurfacer, an Olympia 2000, over the summer. The all-red vehicle, named “Alice” after the late Douglas community fixture Alice Poor, was purchased secondhand from a Calgary, Alberta, ice rink around the time of the rink’s opening in February 2003.

Treadwell Arena upgraded to a Zamboni 546 this summer, and the new wheels need a name. The Douglas ice rink is soliciting public input for the Zamboni name via social media now through next Monday. Suggestions for the Zamboni name can be made through the Treadwell Arena Facebook and City and Borough of Juneau Parks & Recreation Facebook and Instagram.

Rink staff will put three finalists (chosen by rink staff) for a public vote starting Wednesday, Feb. 6, with the new name announcement to be made at the Treadwell Arena Sweet 16 party on Friday, Feb. 15 from 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Know & Go

What: Treadwell Arena Sweet 16 party

Where: Treadwell Arena, 105 Savikko Rd.

When: 7:45-9:15 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15

Admission: Free (Second Wind Sports is sponsoring the event)

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