Town of Vermilion – Electric Zamboni

This project was funded through the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities

Town of Vermilion

2023Completion Year

$165,725.00Project Cost

$49,717,50MCCAC Funding

1.70 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 Electric Vehicles for Municipalities program the Town of Vermilion purchased a new fully electric Zamboni Model 450. The Town received a $49,717.50 rebate to help cover a portion of the total purchase price. The new unit will be used in the Vermilion Stadium, the Stadium hosts many major hockey games and figure skating events throughout the winter.

This project was funded by the Government of Alberta.


The Town is excited to revolutionize their ice maintenance practices by using the eco-friendlier electric model. The new purchase aligns with the municipalities environmental goals and demonstrates a dedication to reducing carbon emissions.


The new electric Zamboni brings several benefits to the Town compared to a traditional propane Zamboni:

  • Decreased annual fuel costs due to higher operating efficiency and cheaper fuel (electricity)
  • Reduced maintenance due to fewer moving parts
  • The elimination of direct greenhouse gas emissions. The new electric Zamboni does not produce any GHGs during operation.
  • Improved indoor air quality. The new electric unit will not produce any emissions within the Stadium.

Overall, the addition of the electric Zamboni is a step to a more sustainable future.

I am thrilled to announce the generous funding grant of $50,000.00 from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) towards our initiative of acquiring an electric ice resurfacing machine. This grant marks a significant step forward in our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility within our community.

Kevin Lucas, Town of Vermilion CAO