TORONTO, November 17, 2020
Ice resurfacers are complicated operating equipment that present a variety of risks and hazards if operated by untrained persons. The ORFA/U.S. Ice Rinks Alliance recommends that this equipment only be operated by properly trained individuals who are employed within the industry. The Alliance strongly recommends that any use for “personal experience” or “enjoyment” is considered an unacceptable use of this type of equipment. Examples of activities include ice resurfacer "schools", "camps" or "driving experiences" which are generally marketed to the public and which are of particular concern.
The ORFA/U.S. Ice Rinks Alliance further wish to remind all operators of industry best practices associated with the safe operation of any ice resurfacer: