Given time and the proper weather conditions, the machine would have created an ice rink, as opposed to just clearing one.
What self-respecting Canadian wouldn't want to drive a Zamboni machine if given the chance? One impatient British Columbia resident recently went so far as to buy his own name brand ice resurfacer, but instead of going out for a harmless spin on a local backyard hockey rink, the man was pulled over earlier this week after taking it upon himself to use the machine to clear snow.
According to the Vancouver Sun, the man was annoyed that a dumping of snow hadn't been cleared from his residence - a farm in Central Saanich, a municipality of Great Victoria. On Monday, the modern day hero decided to take out the Zamboni machine, which he bought for $300, to do what snowplows hadn't yet.
The problem, of course, is that the vehicles are used to clean and smooth ice surfaces. The Zamboni machine in this case did apparently clear the top layer of snow, but unsurprisingly did nothing more than flatten the bottom layer. Given time and the proper weather conditions, the machine would have created an ice rink, as opposed to just clearing one.
The remaining snow was reportedly transported away - by proper snow removal equipment - and the man was escorted back to his residence. There's no word on whether or not he was charged.
"I think his intentions were good, I think he was trying to make a difference," Central Saanich Sgt. Paul Brailey told the Vancouver Sun.
A quick Internet search exposes numerous people being arrested over the years for driving drunk behind the wheel of a Zamboni machine. It may have been an ill-conceived idea, but at least this B.C. resident was trying to do something good with his new purchase.
That's a lot of action for a one night, but we still have just one question: where the heck can we buy a Zamboni machine for $300?
Source: Vancouver Sun