| April 2, 2003
Olympia Battery Edger
Elmira, Ontario, April 2, 2003
The new OLYMPIA Battery Edger from Resurfice Corp in Elmira Ontario
Canada continues the OLYMPIA tradition of innovation and improvement.
The OLYMPIA Battery Edger delivers environmentally friendly non
polluting electric power to its hand-edger line.
With sealed lead acid gel-filled batteries,
eight carbide tipped blades and level controls at your finger
tips the OLYMPIA Battery Edger delivers the finest, pollution
free finish in the industry. Powered by a 9 hp motor, the Olympia
Battery Edger provides more than 40 minutes of high performance
edging between charging.
Ease of use and safety are hallmarks of all
OLYMPIA products including the OLYMPIA Battery Edger. The blade
level controls are at your fingers. The eight carbide-tipped blades
provide the finest edging finish in the industry. Combined with
the sealed lead acid gel-filled battery array and the custom removable
blade holder and auto-set blade kit, the OLYMPIA Battery Edger
ensures ease of maintenance and top performance.
Changing the blades on the OLYMPIA Battery Edger
is a simple matter of tilting the edger on its side. Removing
the four bolts on the blade plate, setting the blade holder in
the changer mount and unbolting the carbide tipped blades. The
customized blade placement tool ensures the proper placement of
Recharging the OLYMPIA Battery Edger is as simple
as plugging the OLYMPIA Battery Edger into the Smart Charger system
which automatically drains the battery of residual power and then
recharges the battery to the maximum. This prevents the batteries
from acquiring performance reducing memory.
For further information contact:
Don Schlupp 519-669-1694 or Bill Moffatt 519-745-5044 or e-mail
| April 16, 2000
Olympia Millennium Launched
Jasper, Alberta, Canada
The OLYMPIA Millennium line of ice resurfacers was officially
unveiled today, setting a new standard for ice resurfacing machines
(IRM). In addition to the OLYMPIA Millennium; is the OLYMPIA Millennium
Plus with increased water tank and snow bin capacity; the OLYMPIA
Millennium Cellect (the world's first NiCad Battery powered ice
resurfacer) featuring the world leading Solectria technology,
and the OLYMPIA Millennium Direct, the world first non-polluting,
plug and go, direct electric powered IRM.
In response to the needs of its customers, Resurfice Corp. of
Elmira Ontario, Canada began development work over a year ago
to set a new standard for ice resurfacers. While the new, streamlined
body of the OLYMPIA Millennium attracts attention, there is a
lot more to the changes than just a cosmetic job.
True to it's reputation of being the innovator in the field of
ice resurfacing, Resurfice decided to build in all the features
an ice resurfacer should have as standard equipment. Andy Schlupp,
founder of Resurfice summed it up this way; " our customers
shouldn't have to make compromises when it comes to buying a safe,
efficient, ice resurfacer. Emission controls, a board brush, automatic
snow breaker and an automatic towels lift are as essential to
doing a proper ice resurfacing as the OLYMPIA's precision controlled
conditioner." The end result was the OLYMPIA Millennium.
Every OLYMPIA Millennium built has an emission control system
to dramatically reduce, and in the case of the OLYMPIA Cellect
and the OLYMPIA Millennium Direct, eliminate air pollution. To
enhance and maximize ease of use and safety for the operator of
the OLYMPIA, the dash has been designed in a wrap around configuration
with the knobs and levels of the past replaced with push button
Every OLYMPIA Millennium has a board brush, automatic snow breaker
and automatic towel lift included.
By streamlining it's manufacturing process, Resurfice Corp. in
Elmira, Ontario, Canada has achieved economies of scale which
have reduced costs and resulted in more value and performance
for the customer's dollar.
When you compare an OLYMPIA Millennium with any other ice resurfacer
in the world it is clear that the OLYMPIA Millennium has set a
new standard for the industry to strive towards. OLYMPIA Millennium,
what every ice resurfacers should be.
| June 16, 1999
News Release (immediate) Kitchener,
Andy Schlupp, founder of Resurfice
Corporation, the manufacturer of the Olympia line of ice resurfacers
has been nominated for the Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year Award
at a special ceremony at Kitchener City Hall.
The Entrepreneur of the Year Program was
created by Ernst and Young in Milwaukee in 1986, and is now in
its sixth year in Canada. It now honors entrepreneurs in 40 regions
in the U.S. and in 33 countries around the world. The program
is designed to recognize the accomplishments, innovation and success
of entrepreneurs and the companies they have built.
Andy Schlupp was chosen for his continuing
development of innovative technology in the Olympia line of ice
resurfacing equipment; including the newly launched CELLECT, (the
world's first nicad cell powered electric ice resurfacer).
Resurfice was also chosen because of its
continued growth in the ice resurfacing industry to it's present
world leading position, with 80 per cent of the new ice resurfacer
Andy is one of 90 entrepreneurs across
Ontario to be nominated for this honor. In July 20 finalists will
be announced and the Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year will be
honored at a gala function in Toronto, October 7th. The Ontario
recipient is then considered with four other regional winners
for the national honor. The national winner will go on to the
International Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
For further information contact Kathy
Freeborn firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-669-1694.
| June 2, 1999
Ont. Canada) - Resurfice Corp.
unveiled the Olympia CELLECT, the world’s first nickel cadmium
(NiCad) powered ice resurfacer, at the annual Ice Skating Institute
Conference and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Olympia CELLECT combines the Olympia’s world leading ice resurfacing
technology with the cutting edge EV (electric vehicle) components
and proprietary drive systems of Solectria Corporation of Wilmington,
In response to an industry demand for a pollution free, safe,
efficient, cordless electric powered ice resurfacer, the Olympia
CELLECT sets a new standard in high performance and low operational
costs while producing zero emissions.
The Solectria integrated
EV drive system and the nicad battery array provides enough power
to do more that 20 ice resurfacings between charges, far exceeding
the capability of any other battery powered electric ice resurfacing
machines presently on the market.
Using an on-board, microprocessor-controlled, battery charger,
a recharge of 15 minutes provides enough power for a single resurfacing.
The SAFT NiCad batteries are ideally suited to cold temperature
The Olympia CELLECT has a top speed of 18 mph and can easily handle
a slope in excess of 20 degrees when fully loaded.
The trade marked name CELLECT was chosen to highlight the fact
that the power source is from long-life SAFT NiCad battery cells.
Adding to the drama of the unveiling of the Olympia CELLECT prototype
was the unique paint and decal job. Extreme Colors paint from
BASF created display of ever changing colors on the Olympia CELLECT,
as the people moved around the ice resurfacer. The paint mimics
the iridescence found on soap bubbles, butterfly wings and sea
The Olympia CELLECT is the latest in an ever growing Olympia line
of ice resurfacing equipment from Resurfice Corp. Resurfice Corp
is the leading developer of ice resurfacing technology, with over
15 hundred Olympia ice resurfacers operating in more than 30 countries
around the world.
| January 31, 1999
Heads are turning on the highways of the
United States Midwest and the west coast as the new Olympia Tractor
Trailer delivers new Olympia Ice Resurfacers to arenas in twenty
states. The 53 foot trailer delivers both the world's finest and
most innovative ice resurfacers, and the message that the Olympia
is the smoothest running ice resurfacer which gives you the smoothest
ice surface possible. Olympia the definition of SMOOTH. Available
in seven basic models, four different types of power sources, there
is an Olympia which fits your exact needs and budget.