Town of Slave Lake Zamboni 552AC EV

This project was funded through the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities

Town of Slave Lake

2021Completion Year

$179,455Project Cost

$42,874MCCAC Funding

4.68tonnes 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 Slave Lake purchased a new fully electric Zamboni used to resurface the ice on their Multi-Recreation Centre (MRC). It is expected that the new Zamboni will be used on a daily basis to ensure good quality ice in both arenas when full operations resume at the recreation facility.

This project was completed in June 2021.


This Zamboni replaces an existing dual-fuel 2010 ice resufacer that was nearing the end of its life span. With the new unit comes an electrical charging station specifically designed for the Zamboni which will allow significant cost savings each year in fuel and maintenance for the Zamboni. Town staff will be trained on the use of the new machine that will be in operation when ice is installed at the MRC in fall of 2021.


By switching to electric, the Town will be eliminating any operational emissions, leading to a reduction in environmental impact, as well as significantly lower fuel 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. This EV is expected to reduce overall emissions by about 66% compared to the traditional propane-powered ice resurfacers.

“As our ice resurface was nearing the end of its life span, the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities program allowed us to purchase a new electric Zamboni within budget constraints.  We are excited to be able to put the new machine in service, to help ensure we have top quality ice, while producing no operational emissions.”

Garry Roth, Director of Community Services

66% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to a traditional propane-powered ice resurfacer