Through Jani-King’s sponsorship with the Dallas Stars, the company’s brand takes a ride an the Zamboni every home game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. But the question exists, what in the world is a Zamboni anyway? During an Ice Hockey game, the ice gets chewed up by the blades of the skates and creates an uneven surface for the puck to travel on. So in 1947, after years of trial and error, Frank J. Zamboni developed a machine that would scrape, wash and squeegee the ice creating a flawless sheet of ice for the hockey players to skate on.
During the entirety of a game, the Zamboni cleans nearly 3 miles of ice and with 41 home games that’s nearly 123 miles of ice Jani-King cleans with the Zamboni each season, that’s some brand exposure! If you want to drive a Zamboni there is no special license or certification needed but it isn’t made for the ultimate driving experience as the top speed is 9.7 MPH and goes from 0-1/4 mile in 93.5 seconds, so you might not want to get one of your own. All you need to do is attend a Dallas Stars hockey game and you’ll get your fill of the Jani-King Zamboni for over 16 minutes, and that’s if there isn’t overtime!