Bloomington yesterday: Rink resurfacing with fire and ice
In Bloomington, hockey and ice skating are as much a part of the winter landscape as a good dusting of snow. Ice time is a happy time for many skaters, whether aspiring novices or well-seasoned pros.
Here’s a look back at how rink ice was maintained in 1939. The old propane-propelled fire-and-ice method contrasts with the modern technology of Zamboni-style resurfacing used today.