Town of High Level – Zamboni 450 

This project was funded through the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program

Town of High Level

2022Completion Year

$170,310.00Project Cost

$50,000.00MCCAC Funding

4.68 tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

Greenhouse gas emissions reductions for this project are calculated based on Alberta’s Carbon Offset Emission Factors Handbook Version 2.0


As part of the MCCAC’s Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) Program, the Town of High Level purchased an electric Zamboni to resurface the ice at the High Level Sports Complex. The new vehicle will be used to ensure good quality ice while reducing fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions. This project was completed in September 2022.


The Town added the electric Zamboni to its fleet in September 2022 and estimates it will produce significant fuel and maintenance cost savings from the previous model. The unit comes with sealed lithium-ion batteries that are expected to last 10-12 years.


With this electric vehicle, the Town’s fleet is helping to reduce the environmental impact by reducing fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and maintenance costs.  There will also be a health and safety improvement for both staff and patrons due to the lack of any operational emissions. The electric Zamboni is expected to reduce overall emissions by 66% compared to a conventional propane ice resurfacer.   

“Our Council and staff are committed to sustainable operations and working towards our greenhouse gas reduction targets. The Sports Complex and ice sheet is a core part of our town during the long months of winter, so this is exciting news for the community. I look forward to seeing the new Zamboni 450 in action.”

Mayor Crystal McAteer


Read more about the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program