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Today is Frank Zamboni’s 112 Birthday

by Mary

Who is Frank Zamboni?  He was an American inventor. One of his inventions was an ice resurfacer. We now call the machine a “Zamboni” in his honor. You will find the Zambonis at hockey games, ice skating tournaments and open ice skating time. The Boston Frog Pond even has a Zamboni machine. Many Zambonis are decorated or plastered with sponsorship ads. Regardless, they make the ice nice and smooth to do spins and jumps when ice skating.

Google has a special doodle today. It’s a Zamboni game. It’s really addictive.

Here is some information about the doodle from YouTube:

Enjoy!