Local gears up for Zamboni race

Serge Gosselin will represent the Fernie Memorial Arena in the East Kootenay Community Credit Union's Zamboni Challenge.

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To prepare for East Kootenay Community Credit Union’s (EKC) Zamboni Challenge, Serge Gosselin, representing the Fernie Memorial Arena and the Fernie Ghostriders Junior “B” Hockey Club, has been disc golfing. Though he won’t admit to setting up cones and practicing driving the Zamboni, the disc golf could just be a decoy. We have not been able to verify if going in circles and the circular disc are connected or if standing on one leg while disc golfing helps him focus, but we will find out!

As a 12-year veteran in Fernie, Serge first found his passion six years ago when he started driving a Zamboni for the Fernie Memorial Arena part time. He is now full time.

During a recent interview with an undisclosed media group, when asked if he was nervous, his response was, “well not quite sure to be honest. Having driven a Zamboni for some Fernie Ghostrider’s games over the last few years will most likely help on that respect, mind you I’m expecting a much larger crowd…I guess we’ll see what happens!”

Wish Serge from Fernie well as he represents Days For Girls Elk Valley.