New ice resurfacer drawing lots of attention
By Bill Brown, Editor, Farms.com
The new ice-resurfacer at the West Hill Community Club is turning heads and bringing lots of attention to Case IH and sponsor Redhead Equipment in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
Styled as an iconic Case IH Steiger farm tractor, the vehicle has quickly become a marketing win for Redhead and agriculture sales manager Arron McLean.
“It really looks awesome,” said McLean today. “It’s the nicest Zamboni I’ve seen at any community club, that’s for sure.”
McLean explained that the original design for the machine was done by Young’s Equipment in Regina. When it became available for purchase, McLean got a call from a friend with whom he played men’s hockey.
“He told me the community club needed a resurfacer, and I should consider doing this.
“When he told me more, I thought I couldn’t really turn it down. It’s brought us lots of attention.”
West Hill is managed largely by community volunteers and fills an important need in Prince Albert. It’s been around “since the ‘70s” and its facilities include an indoor arena, an outdoor rink, and an additional pleasure skating surface.
“It’s been a lot better than just putting up a sign on the boards,” said McLean.
“We were at a hockey tournament there on the weekend, and my kids were really excited seeing it on the ice. They kept saying, hey, that’s the Redhead tractor out there!”