Zamboni purchase approved for Prairie Lakes Ice Arena  (Audio)
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October 3, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The opening of Watertown’s Prairie Lakes Ice Arena is still a year away, but the city council is getting a head start on acquiring a very important piece of equipment for that new facility.

On Monday night, they approved the purchase of a zamboni, which is used to resurface the ice between periods of a hockey game, or a during a break in a figure skating event.

City Manager Amanda Mack explains why they need to make a move on the zamboni now…

The cost of the zamboni is just under $200,000. The council gave unanimous approval to the purchase.