Big, boxy Zambonis are the most popular ice-grooming machines, though they are not the only brand on the market. In 1967, in Elmira, Ontario, a welder named Andrew Schlupp built his own ice-resurfacer and started the Resurfice Corporation.
Now Resurfice has answered the call for a greener, cleaner machine, developing an electric-powered model that will be used at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. Don Schlupp, the director of sales and marketing (and Andrew’s son), said Resurfice, which supplies propane-powered resurfacers to five National Hockey League rinks, is hoping to put the electric machines on the market soon.
“It’s one of the pillars of the Olympic movement to be sustainable as much as possible,” Denis Hainault, director of ice sports for the Vancouver Organizing Committee, said.
The policy was first instated by President Reagan to ensure that taxpayers would not be required to indirectly fund abortions in other countries.
How likely is it that this dangerous ideological agenda is about to get worse?
Pro-life lawmakers pledge to resist spending bills that don’t include the Hyde amendment.
Never mind how he voted.
Democratic impeachment managers have a duty to explain how Officer Sicknick died.
Minneapolis is a nice city no longer.
Not even algebra is safe from the social-justice warriors.
They are staking themselves to commitments that are empirically wrong and politically foolish.
Culture-war obsessives believe it’s their responsibility to protect foolish people from themselves. What happened to individual freedom?
Last week an FBI official said that the bureau didn't 'have any indication of violence or a specific, credible plot at this time.'
The growth exceeded expectations of 210,000 new jobs, as did the unemployment rate, which fell to 6.2 percent.
The announcement comes after a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force.