Zamboni, NHL and Kool Karz Playground Unveil Zamboni Machine Ride-On Toy

First Zamboni toy is available online and in the NHL flagship store.
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October 10, 2022

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The Zamboni Company and the National Hockey League (

NHL

) have partnered with Kool Karz Playground to launch an electric Zamboni ride-on toy.  

“The Kool Karz NHL Zamboni Ride-On Toy builds on the mystique of the ice resurfacing machine that captivates our youngest fans and offers us an incredible opportunity to engage new fans,” says James Haskins, senior vice president, consumer products and licensing, NHL. “We’re thrilled to work with Zamboni and Kool Karz Playground to help bring another exciting aspect of hockey to homes and neighborhoods everywhere.” 

The battery-powered toy is designed as an authentic replica, featuring the Zamboni machine’s horn sound, a “snow collection tank” for storage, working headlights, EVA tires and a media center with a speaker offering Bluetooth, USB and SD card connectivity. In a co-licensed partnership with the NHL and Zamboni, the four-wheeled ride-on comes with NHL Shield decals and a set of logos for all 32 NHL teams, allowing fans to customize their

unit.  

“This product has been decades in the making,” says Paula Coony, brand manager, Zamboni. “There is a pent-up demand. We’ve had people from around the world inquire about a ride-on Zamboni machine toy and we’re so excited to finally have found the right manufacturer to work with on this project.” 

“This project is personal for me,” says Daniel Wang, founder, Kool Karz Playground. “We’ve always known how fascinated kids are with Zamboni machines, and we’re thrilled to make their dreams of driving one a reality.” 

After many years in development, the Kool Karz NHL Zamboni Ride-On Toy is available at Nhlshop.com, Nhlshop.ca, Store.Zamboni.com and Koolkarzplayground.com. The NHL’s flagship store, NHL Shop NYC at Manhattan West, will also carry the Kool Karz NHL Zamboni Ride-On Toy. 

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