Ride the Zamboni!


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Jamestown Savings Bank Arena

Want to ride a Zamboni? Well now’s your chance to check that off your bucket list! The Jamestown Savings Bank Arena will be offering Zamboni rides during scheduled ice cuts to anyone who donates $10 or more to the New Zamboni Fundraiser.
The JSBA currently owns two Zambonis. One, sponsored by the Southern Tier Brewing Company, is 10 years old and one sponsored by the Shults Auto Group, known as “Shultsy,” is nearing 22 years. Shultsy has been around since the Allen Park Ice Rink and has been through a lot of wear and tear. Ice cuts aren’t as crisp as they once were, especially when you consider the typical lifespan of a Zamboni is 20 years.
Being a 5013c nonprofit entity and a center for the community, the JSBA is looking to toward its patrons, community, and foundations to aid in funding such an expensive, but necessary piece of rink equipment. Zambonis cost roughly $125,000 and require 8 months to produce since each is built to order. Zambonis are integral to the maintenance of an ice arena.
All donations are accepted, but a donation of $10 or more gets you or someone of your choice a ride on the Zamboni.
All it takes is $10 and you can reserve your time today! Visit the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena’s front desk to donate or reserve your time. For more information call 716.484.2624 or visit www.jamestownarena.com.