How often is the resurfacer blade changed?
The resurfacer blade is over six feet long and needs to be sharp to insure a quality ice sheet. It is located behind the horizontal auger just in front of the squeegee and is bolted onto the conditioner. At most facilities, the blade is changed once a week at the same time that other maintenance is performed on the resurfacer. The resurfacer blade is extremely sharp so it must be changed with caution.

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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?