An ice resurfacer caught on fire in a hockey rink earlier this week in Rochester, New York and the footage went viral.
It was reported that no one, not even the driver, was injured during the incident. However, Zamboni the company wanted to make something very clear: a Zamboni did not catch on fire.
A Zamboni is different from an ice resurfacer because the company Zamboni only makes Zambonis. The ice surfacer involved in the incident was NOT made by Zamboni as the company shared statement in response to the incident that occurred.
“There have been numerous improper references to ZAMBONI in connection with an unfortunate incident in Rochester, NY on Wednesday, October 14th. The ice resurfacing machine seen on fire in the photos and videos which were shared online was not manufactured by the Zamboni Company and should not be referred to as “a Zamboni”, which in and of itself is an improper reference, as a noun.
“We appreciate the numerous posts by members of the public where they have taken the opportunity to point out that it was not a Zamboni brand ice resurfacer, illustrating the awareness that use of the brand name (ZAMBONI) as a generic product descriptor is incorrect.”
Clearly, the “use of the brand name (ZAMBONI) as a generic product descriptor is incorrect” and is not sitting well with Zamboni.
And so you now know that a Zamboni did not catch on fire, but rather an ice resurfacer.