The man, a Central Saanich farmer, had bought the used Zamboni for $300, said Central Saanich Sgt. Paul Brailey. He usually keeps it on his farm. “He saw the snow hadn't been cleared there and he was trying to clear the snow," Brailey said.
Unfortunately, the Zamboni cleared the top layer of snow but flattened the bottom layer, which, if the temperatures dip low enough, could turn into, well, an ice rink.
"I think his intentions were good, I think he was trying to make a difference," Brailey said.
Public works was called to clear the snow he left behind, using the proper snow clearing equipment.
Brailey said the man was escorted back to his property on the Zamboni.