What is the machine that is used along the boards and resembles a lawn mower?
This machine is called an ice edger and it is used to help keep the ice sheet level. The ice resurfacer does not shave the ice any closer than 2-3 inches from the boards. This causes the ice to build up along this area. Also as the driver slows down in the corners, more water is deposited and the ice builds up higher in the corners. The purpose of the ice edger is to shave the ice about 6-8 inches from the boards, making a level surface. Then the left edge of the conditioner can rest on this surface and the thicker areas of the ice are shaved down by the resurfacer.

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1. Is the ice complex an outdoor rink?
2. How thick is the ice in a typical rink?
3. What is the usual temperature of the ice?
4. How many gallons of water are needed to make 1 inch of ice?
5. Why does the ice take longer to freeze during a high school game?
6. How are the logos installed in the ice?
7. What are the different types of resurfacers?
8. Why doesn't the ice resurfacer slip and slide all over the ice?
9. How does the ice resurfacer work?
10. How often is the resurfacer blade changed?
11. Why can't players and coaches be on the ice during a resurface?
12. Why are the nets moved from the goal area of the rink during the ice resurface?
13. What is the machine that is used along the boards and resembles a lawn mower?
14. Why does the dasher board glass break into tiny pieces at some arenas and at others it will just crack and not shatter?
15. Why are some ice complexes colder than others?
16. What are some of the activities held at the Howelsen Ice Complex?
17. What are Bumper Cars On Ice?